View Full Version : Anyone wanna help out a noob for a laugh? (pics inside)

01-19-2005, 11:01 AM
Okay, I have had some experience with Lightwave since I bought it, and am slowly getting better with it, however I have a project that I really need the hand of someone with a little more experience.

What I have to do is very simple, I have a white landscape and on that white landscape a film reel rolls into view and stops, it then starts spinning faster and faster and while it is spinning it (magicall) turns into our company logo and comes to rest again!

Now I can do all of this no problem, the only problem I am having is with lighting and texturing. It looks great with radiosity but the render times are huge, I have also tried just with an area light, but it just looks wack (see pics attached for examples, first pic without radiosity).

What I am wondering is how do I get a solid looking render that doesn't take as long as radiosiyt but is a little less flat looking than just ray traced shadows and a light source.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

01-19-2005, 11:19 AM
http://shaders.org would work as they have a new occlusion plug within all the other goodnes. ;)

Have a read here and grab a few FREE plugs that will do this as well as some great conversation on the topic.

01-19-2005, 11:20 AM
You could try to use an ambient occlusion shader to mimic the radiosity look (I suggest testing SG_AmbOcc (http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~goetsch/AmbOcc/) out) and see if the render times are within reason with it.

01-19-2005, 11:31 AM
grab your area light and scale it way up that will help to soften the shadows or as suggested you an ambient occulusion plug