Check out the new renderings Ken Reid put in the Gallery. They are fantastic! Great job Ken.
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I endorse that comment by Bill, they look very atmospheric & he has a distinctive & individual style. Only thing is it makes me realise how little I know as my 3Ds look like a 2year olds scribble next to these, ah well maybe one day. They should act as my inspiration.Thanks for sharing.
Perhaps Ken could be so kind as to give some pointers on how he was able to achieve such great renderings. I've got 32 cents, some lint, and an empty gum wrapper in my pocket if he takes bribes.
Thanks very much Bill! I'd be happy to answer any questions - (might cost you that lint ball Bill!) although I'm by no means an expert - more of a trial and error approach!
One of the differences between a great photograph and anything I have ever been able to produce with a camera is an intimate understanding of lighting, shadows, selective focus, point of view, and all of the other photography terms I just barely understand. For an outdoor shot the time of day and other seasonal and weather factors contribute to the shot. A good photographer will plan his shots with these factors in mind.
I, on the other hand, just point and shoot and move on. That is the difference between a good photographer and myself.
Computer renderings borrow from the world of photography. So someone who knows what they are doing with the settings can create great renderings no matter the subject.
So Ken, what can you tell us about the settings you used? Lighting, shadows, camera, texture settings, etc.