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Marek_O
03-03-2005, 04:12 AM
My first attempt at DOF. Wasn't as bad as I though it would be.
My first post here at this forum so hello to one and all.

Cheers...

tsu3000
03-03-2005, 07:04 AM
Nice :) I like the lighting. Did you use HDRI?

gordonrobb
03-03-2005, 07:09 AM
I love the realism. It looks like a photograph.

starbase1
03-03-2005, 07:18 AM
Very nicely done - I'd like to see more of the board and pieces though, it's a bit frustrating that they are lurking in the darkness.

ravantra
03-03-2005, 08:30 AM
wonderful lighting!

nthused
03-03-2005, 10:28 AM
Nice. Very nice. Only comment is that I don't know what material you're going for on the "white" pieces.

miso popovic
03-04-2005, 01:05 PM
realy good render! You took something what could of have been a realy boring render and made something realy interesing and cool! Love it!

ivanjs
03-04-2005, 05:30 PM
Nice! But what happened to the knight's nose?
John

Marek_O
03-05-2005, 12:05 PM
Nice I like the lighting. Did you use HDRI

Thanks tsu3000. Yes I used HDRI. The lighting consists of 1 arealight as the main light and a couple of fill lights. Your basic 3 point light setup.

Though I modelled the rest of the pieces, and arranged them in countless different ways, it always looked cluttered, so I went for the less is more route.
In hindsight I guess the background maybe too dark, but at the time I wanted the board and pieces to be the focus of the render.
Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to comment. :)