Lighting & rendering has become by far the trickiest part of the process so far! The fact we are using Renderman means we are working at a technical level way beyond anything we used in the past.
Hopefully the results will be worth it & here’s a look at some of the renders that we have produced so far:(click on images to enlarge)
It’s really looking beautiful Doc - so atmospheric.3 March 2011 by Jennie
Renderman working really well…. world class work right there.3 March 2011 by Arif Iqbal
lovely lighting3 March 2011 by faye
Study 4, amazing!3 March 2011 by Shane
credit to Stephen Robinson for colour keys & Saidou for matching the painterly look for the lighting! - They’re knocking it out of the park!3 March 2011 by doc
Very atmospheric. Good work!3 March 2011 by Ken
Hey This is Fantastic Doc..Image Study 04 is lovely3 March 2011 by anukul
Magnificent work guys - the images are stunningly beautiful.4 March 2011 by Austin Kenny
Gorgeous results.Just wondering is it possible to get a similar result using mental ray and appropriate textures?5 March 2011 by David Nolan
It’s looking awesome Doc. Can’t wait to see the characters in there.5 March 2011 by Matthew
Thanks for all the kind words everyone - Looks like study 04 is the winner at the moment!
David, to answer your question - it would be possible to get the same results with Mental Ray if you spend the time on it. Where Renderman is worth it, is when it comes to depth of field or motion blur it actually renderd these frames faster as it recognises that there is less detail in the image. This is invaluable when you are rendering at film resolution.
And Matthew, to answer your question…. ME TOO!!!! ;)
Is this the end of 3dsMax?9 March 2011 by David Nolan