View Full Version : Camera and light matching fun

10-21-2008, 05:50 AM
One of my current projects is for a large apartment building on the Isle of White which involves matching some photo's as well as an animation. I've got a couple of weeks to get myself familiar with it all before I get the finished plans so I've been setting up the scenes ready.

I used a rough landscape model to match the camera and then loaded up a surface preset object to get the lighting done. Originally, the orange part of the object had a mirror finish to help me line up the reflection map and luminous sun object, the other parts were flat white and mid-grey....

...but when I'd finished doing the lighting I thought that the object looked quite funny in the photos. I changed the surfaces and had a little chuckle. I might actually do some proper renders of the little chap at the seaside. I especially like the first one where he's looking out to sea. :D