This is excellent work actually. I've been working on 3d modeling in blender and image creation for quite some time now and still cant make anything half as good. If you dont mind, do you think you'd be able to teach me a few things?
But here's one little thing: Daily usage creates characteristic patterns of wear, clutter, etc. There are signs that there used to be a trodden path leading up to the door, but it is in early stage of becoming overgrown. The door must not be opened often, because its bottom edge looks hidden by weeds. If you meant to create impression that the structure is not only decrepit but little used, you succeeded.
M1C4HTRON13Featured By OwnerAug 25, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
The broken plank looks a bit odd. A plank would not bend like that in reality. The bump mapping on the bucket is a bit too much for me aswell. Other than that its perfect. I love the composition of all your work. The high contrast and glare gives it a very unique look. If you do your post processing in blender, I'd love a shot of your node setup.
Yeah, I scuffled texturing on that plank, there should be a crack, thanks for pointing that out The bucket looks fine to me, I wanted to make it really used and dirtied with the concrete and mud. For the post pro I use mostly GIMP and Picasa.
Thanks for the critique, there is always something what could be done better
Are you sure? I heard that graphics cards are much faster when used for rendering than CPU. Since Radeon graphics cards are not supported in Cycles I've been avoiding it and using regular Blender Engine for rendering. Btw your comment encouraged me to use Cycles for my future projects, so thank you and good luck with your next projects . Also, check out this awesome video made by mythbusters called GPU vs CPU [link]
Yes GPU is much faster, but I didn't use it for final rendering because of the VRAM. It has only 1GB RAM and this scene is quite high-poly (over 2 millions faces) so GPU can't "eat" this whole scene, and you can't use your classic RAM when rendering with GPU (in Cycles). I had ATI before, I was waiting for some progress in OpenCL rendering for a long time, but buying Nvidia card was really worth it. If you have some extra money, go for Nvidia (no need to buy latest card) and start doing magic with Cycles
Well I don't have much to spend right now and when I got my pc it was mostly for gaming. Hopefully there will be support for Radeon GPUs soon. BTW What CPU you have? Also, how long it took to render and how many samples did you render? I hope I am not too boring