Saturday, March 23, 2013

Seeing Green

My animation Seeing Red has just been invited to the Sisak eco film festival in Croatia. Always great to have my work shown!

Meanwhile teaching an extra class at PRATT has stalled my animation project a bit, but I hope to return to it shortly.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Slowing Down Mental Ray

First, here is the obligatory line: sorry for not posting recently, have been busy.

Yesterday I pestered Mental Ray a bit, using many things known to slow it down: Global Illumination, Caustics, light radius....

With just a single object on a floor plane and one spotlight, this took over ten minutes to render. And you know what? I and seriously considering adding real depth of field. Oh, and then maybe animate it and add motion blur. While I'm at it, I should then also up the resolution from 720p to 1080p. Still, that will probably not half as bad as the radiosity render a fellow student of mine at ACCAD had running for a couple of weeks before it finally produced a very grainy image.

Why am I messing with GI? I took over a course at PRATT this semester: 3D lighting and rendering.