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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm
by frayo
Hi guys,

This my very first post with my first decent Indigo render. After seeing all the great images in this forum, I decided to jump in test drive Indigo myself.

It took 48 hours to render this image on a dual Opteron 2.0Ghz PC (2 single cores). It was the best wait in my life thus far....

The model was done by Jeremy Birn in one of his Lighting Challenges. I added the room walls, ceiling, and openings. I used Maxigo 1.09.6 to export and Indigo 1.1.5 to render. Photoshop was used to adjust exposure, color correction, a bit of glow and grain to even out the image since I couldn't wait any longer and there was still some noise present. Finally, I sized-down the image to smooth out the noise.

Image ... 24x768.jpg

My goal was to produce an image that would look and feel like a photo. I'd be glad to hear what you guys think about this work.

I just added the link above.

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:23 pm
by palawat
The wood bump is too strong for my taste. Everything else is far beyond my league.

good job.

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:41 pm
by CTZn
Yep, further than this one :mrgreen:

Ok blurryness is what distracts me, specially the background. Also vertical lines are strictly parallel wich is odd in refractions; to work this around quick and easy you can apply a low frequency, wavy bumpmap on the glass material (must be extremly faint bumps tho). It's best to curve (or bend) glass sufaces, a few milimeters have a noticeable impact on refractions and reflections.

To put it all together my two crits are background resolution and cg modeling (or texturing if you choose the bumpmap way).

If I may: ... cal_01.jpg

Here the sides are slightly incurved, you can notice how that nicely impacts refractions. Ah, early Indigo bidir (0.7t5 or something) test ;)

I hope this is not too intrusing...

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:19 pm
by suvakas
Hey frayo,

I like the image. I think it looks great.
The bump idea from CTZn would be a nice extra step though.
But the overall look is very photo real already.

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:43 pm
by Pibuz
Yeah, for me too! Congratulations mate! very well done!

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:33 am
by frayo
palawat: thanks i agree the wood bump is a bit strong...but i kinda liked it that way.

CTZn: I didn't realize my sense of composition is that predictable. its almost the same angle as the one on the link you provided. And same scene! I hope it doesn't make this work cheap in any way. As for the blurry background...I think its supposed to be that, because of the DOF. But you are correct about the low frequency bumps on the glass shader that should be there. It never crossed my mind until you mentioned it. And thank you for providing an example. I really appreciate that.

suvakas: thank you for your kind words.

Pibuz: thanks mate.

Although I don't see my self spending another 48 hrs for a re-render...i'll difinitely be apply the CC's in the next project.

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:31 am
by Kram1032
:shock: I don't see any image :(
(Well, I see the sample image of CTZn but none of frayo...)

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 am
by CTZn
It's a link now, since frayo was nice with me I lowered the intrusion level jk

No, in no way cheap, rendering with Indigo is a personal experience ;)

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:07 am
by Kram1032
Oh, there was an other pic linked by you? xD thx for linking^^
Well, fayo's is still invisible to me...
I wonder what causes this... happened before already... though the last time lies over a year in the past, I think...

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:22 am
by frayo
Kram1032: I added the link in the first post for you so you may just paste it in your browser.

CTZn: I didn't really mind :D . Besides, that was helpful. Thanks

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:27 am
by Kram1032
Ah, thanks :D

I'm not sure if it's just the refracted darkness or if I see some normal errors on the second bottle from left....

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:39 am
by frayo could well be some normal error

what really bothers me is the cork. :wink:

oh well, there is a great lesson here. I should make sure that ALL the details are accounted for. The next time, I will be starting with a WIP. Funny...even though it takes so much time to render, I still look forward to next thing i'm gonna do with Indigo.

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:41 am
by Kosmokrator
keep it up man...u are strong (indi)user as i see...
looking forward for future images...


Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:08 pm
by frayo
thanks Kosmokrator! :)