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I’ve been fiddling with Blender for about a year without presenting my work for any real critique. It’s probably time to stop and see what others think:
This is my first attempt at using AO. I just happened to try it during one render and was surprised at the difference it made. Though the shadows were a vast improvement the noise seems like a coverup or distraction.
The candles are weak because 9 lamps were removed due to the render time and the fact that they didn’t make much difference. Should’ve left the lamps in? Maybe some flares were in order?
The black textures (tv and stand) seem flat partially because the AO hides the small noise detail (there’s also small speaker holes at the bottom of the TV that are almost completely hidden).
That linolium is supposed to be carpet - once again, small details hidden by AO.
Hmm, maybe I don’t like AO despite it’s benefits?
This image was also entered in Weekend Challenge #210, but seems to gather little interest so I’m also wondering about the content:
How well does a television fit into the topic of “war machine?” Joseph Goebbels is one of the more memorable names from a dark era of humanity due to his important role as a minister of propoganda. It is an art that plays out well on a television screen in a comfortable home. Is this concept too cryptic for the topic?
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Looking forward to your insight.