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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Exposure settings in Indigo Render

I've been using Indigo for quite some time but I haven't bothered using the exposure controls. I always use the default auto exposure for the camera when rendering scenes.

In real life, I use these exposure settings when taking pictures on my camera. Yesterday I started doing some test renders with different exposure settings to see what the results would be.


default auto exposure


exposure = 0


exposure = 1

The plant model including the bark texture was downloaded from archibase.net. The guy who uploaded it did not mention what kind of plant it is. It looks like a ficus tree so I just assigned a dull plastic preset for the leaf material to make the leaves shiny.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Reentry

video

I always wondered how it would look like to travel from a hundred miles above the earth to the sea in thirty seconds and decelerate at the same until you are as fast as a boat.

I tried searching for similar 'reentry' videos on YouTube. None of the vid clips showed that front seat view I was imagining. That's the reason I made this short animation. For this scene, I just used one of the examples included in the Vue dvd. After playing around with the camera path, I was able to get what I wanted. As the saying goes 'If you can't find a way, make a way!'