Here is my entry wip of the Japanese Gardens. Tell me what you think of it all so i can have time to render the final image in time for the deadline. Harsh C&C is welcome as long as the flame ends in a smoke trail of helpful information.
With 10 AO (20min render)
With no AO (2min Render)
With no AO improved lighting (2min render)
With the first image the obvious problem is the water which has been fixed just not rendered except in the following images. So is the AO worth it?
With the second image is dark but is it too dark?
The third is improved general lighting all though the actual temple is only insignificantly more lit. Is this the best out of them?
Any other crits are welcome as i only view them as chances to improve!
The finished version will have focal blur for the leafs in the forground and background to add a more through the bushes feel. So what do you all think? Hows the textures, sky, lighting, whatever? i need your input - i want to win this time (well i won’t win but atleast I want to be in the running! )
So give me what you got!