An abstract scene rendered under IBL wiht DOF effect and the semi-spherical models made in Wings3D. Here a few additional point lights were used to trigger speculative response from the materials used. (IBL does not provide much in the way of specular stimulation)
Again, the ibl proves to be a very realistic way of lighting the scene. Best of all, your point lights don't seem to be taking away the "ibl effect." Specular response is a big part of a material's ability to interact with it's environmental lighting. It is refreshing to see specularity in ibl renderings.
Join Date: 05.26.2004 Comments: 4464
What I see here is reflection from the Galileo? probe, splecularity is not obvious to me. However, the setup is beautiful, I see the drunk aliens and the lighting is superb, whatever I said before. Using less rather than more lights in IBL seems to lend a particular charm to a work. I've seen a variant of this at another occasion and I liked it then, I still like it. The colours are very nice. Pleasing and very original.
Join Date: 04.15.2004 Comments: 1097
Very cute shapes those drunk guys. The lighting is, as always in your work, very good. I think the img will look even better with softer shadow, but I know it'll probably take three times your curren rend-time, especially when DOF is present. What Horo said, IBL might be Galileo's, but I think it is St.Peter's this time. And maybe Horo's right... the additional light really makes it hard to guess. Very tempting and appealing blue colors on the spheres.