Hey guys. Nice stuff you've all been up to! Brad, that wireless keyboard render is just so freakin' perfect.
I've finally got the Challenge prizes downloaded (except for Surface Modeler), but haven't had time to play yet. Might just be able to upgrade to a multi-core machine in the next couple weeks, so I'm waiting to install v18. Thanks again to everyone who contributed prizes.
So . . . I just kept on going with that image, for Lightworks' competition. And it grew into this! I had intended to do a closeup of the work area, but, you know, things change. Used Softbox to make a cubical map for overall lighting, the monitors casting light, the gooseneck lights tiny spots. Desktop came out great. I could be happier with the window detail and view, though. Last-minute addition, and I Just plain ran out of time for more iterations. Maybe I should have used an image of the Singapore night F1 race, because the black areas would have better shown reflections in the glass. Oh well. Still, it has a realistic gavitas feel. I can almost hear engines. Now I'll see how the image fares. It's fun to work with these different levels of detail. The Red Bull car is an SKP model from 3D Warehouse. Bellisimo!
I was a photographer for a while, did studio product & fashion photography, so I know what you mean about the two disciplines, cad and camera. The photo experience helps me a lot with framing, where I think from what wideangle lens would I be using on a 35mm camera? I also adjust lighting by thinking in f-stops. It's more the same than different.