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Teapots.. test render
show user profile  Davious
Standard primative teapots, using automotive paint material. I have a friend teahing me all this photography mumbo jumbo like what the F an F stop is for :) So heres a render of one of my tests. Lighting using emmiter materials on a horseshoe lighting rig and a flat roof card. Fryrender, left overnight for my 3 year old PC to chew on. I havent been into max for a long time , I know the image is simple, but any crits on depth of field and framing/lighting appriciated. Camera was on an 80 mm lens F stop 12 , I understand the bigger the lens , the flatter the image. the bigger the f stop the more DOF you get.


EDIT: humm the right hand spout is cropped, maybe should of seen that :)

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2/7/2009 5:56:24 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 5:58:12 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Hey mate, a couple of crits i would give it that there are no hot white areas of highlight thus making the image quite dull looking like on a cloudy day. also you need to smooth your light cards the huge segments are very visible in the reflections.

take a look at this gallery to see what i mean about the hot white spots

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2/7/2009 6:07:47 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 6:14:00 AM)
show user profile  Davious
agreed, I'll put in a highlight card and try a render thanks.

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2/7/2009 6:18:22 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 6:18:22 AM)
show user profile  Davious
this seems a lot better to my eye. Going in the right direction ?

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2/7/2009 7:27:00 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 7:27:55 AM)
show user profile  dd
you could also try the lighitng from the link to the teapot grotey gave

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2/7/2009 7:30:41 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 7:30:41 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
>>"you could also try the lighitng from the link to the teapot grotey gave"

yup that setup is the main base of the lighting setup I used for this...


just with an extra spot or three

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2/7/2009 7:36:49 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 7:38:45 AM)
show user profile  dd
pimp ;)
yes i must have given that link out every time someone asks for product lighting. its a good base and can give good results in little time.

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2/7/2009 7:41:32 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 7:41:32 AM)
show user profile  Davious
ok , from what I see of that lightbox, the main light scorce is then caught by two side reflectors (matte white?) and it has a backboard. I'll have a go at building it. (always thinking of the lightbox dd built) I'll give that a go. Thanks

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2/7/2009 9:11:08 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 9:11:08 AM)
show user profile  dd
yes white matte cards to bounce the light and give a nice reflection etc you can also used dark cards too. ah that light box i made. i dont use it but i do use a curved background/floor and soft light box sides daily, there are also some hdri maps that also do the light box setup. if i can find some out i shall give you a shout.

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2/7/2009 9:24:52 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 9:24:52 AM)
show user profile  Jollabollathan
Couple of nice HDRI studio environment packs.

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2/7/2009 10:06:14 AM (last edit: 2/7/2009 10:06:14 AM)
show user profile  Davious
those hdri packs are great , thanks for the links.

Heres a teapot with the lightbox built similar to the linke Grotey sent, with the addition of a flashsphere off to the left. The hemisphere is grey, just for reference.

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2/7/2009 12:06:03 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 12:06:03 PM)
show user profile  dd

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2/7/2009 12:09:45 PM (last edit: 2/7/2009 12:09:45 PM)
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