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How was this nice background done? (Johan Thorngren)
show user profile  mandelid

I have tried for years to create a background as nice as this one... Is it just an L shaped curve? Are there any magical light setups involved? How was the nice blue tone done? Colored lights? Colored shadows? Colored skylight? I have no idea....

I know it was rendered using Brazil. Does this have something to do with it, or could it be done using mental ray or default scanline as well...

Maybe someone know how Johan made this since he used to visit this forum. Any ideas/testrenderings are appreciated...

PS: the sith-fish is cool too :-)
(how do you come up with an idea like that?) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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5/4/2006 7:22:29 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 7:27:07 AM)
show user profile  tuna
It could be either an attentuated light, a gradient on the floor, a curved floor, a gradient background with matte floor.. anything!
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5/4/2006 7:27:44 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 7:27:44 AM)
show user profile  seanysean
you could render in passes, and comp it over a gradient and background in PS, or matte shadow the gorund to get the shadows. Or like you say actual geometry, depends on how good your lighting is.

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5/4/2006 7:28:58 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 7:28:58 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
as tuna says, a million different fast easy ways.


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5/4/2006 7:31:23 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 7:31:23 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
no offense to Johan but what is so remarkable about this image. I've seen way better stuff from him then this. In fact I really don't like it at all.
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5/4/2006 8:15:36 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 8:15:36 AM)
show user profile  LapisInfernalis
There is one thing that really bothers me about this image... The Light sabre... As the name says, the blade itself is made out of laser light, therefore you only got the handle when it is turned off...

But light never did, does not and never will cast a shadow... It might illuminate the floor additionally, but a shadow? Never!
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5/4/2006 8:23:27 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 8:23:27 AM)
show user profile  tuna
Setherial: the image is about 900 years old. I think it's just an example the OP gave to ask his question.

[edit] Brazil 0.3 Beta
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5/4/2006 8:33:22 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 8:34:12 AM)
show user profile  mandelid
yup... the image was just an example (it is very old)... It is the background I'm interested in...

I want a neutral setup like this to do some stylized models (like a photo-studio). I like tha fact that is is very light in the foreground (almost white), and dark in the top of the picture. At the same time the gradation is very smooth and nice looking.

I will post some of my failed renderings in a little while... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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5/4/2006 8:40:28 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 8:40:28 AM)
show user profile  brazz
LIke Tuna sad it could be done several ways. The way I tried here is with curved floor and a gradient as a map.

Here´s my viewport so u have an idea how I set it up. That´s a vray light.

Here´s the gradient map.

And here´s my final test.

Now it´s all about tweaking lights, adding more if u need, tweak the gradient and test and test. Hope this helped u. ;)

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5/4/2006 9:25:42 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 9:25:42 AM)
show user profile  HANZZ
That rendition of Darth Maul is great!

 photo MorgothArisenSig_zpsup4yjp7o.jpg

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5/4/2006 11:15:08 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 11:15:08 AM)
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It's like Star Wars meets the Dominos pizza Noid.
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5/4/2006 11:52:33 AM (last edit: 5/4/2006 11:52:33 AM)
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