If you plan on using DOF, make sure to start off using a good background either an image or a texture. Use something that is a bit busy, if you have only one real subject and don’t care about the background. This will give more of the illusion depth.
Here, I started with a great mottled background and added my cylinder base pedistal, then positioned the camera to be looking over the pedestal.
Very excellent. Thanks for the tips, I can use them.
Nicely done! Thanks
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WOW i love the 1 ring were are the dark riders DONT LEVE IT HERE!!!!!! WERE ALL DOOMD!!!!!
Very nice image and idea. But for the tutorial i think the "critical" topics have not been covered enough. For Pros that know all of this anyways this ain't no issue. But i don't think tutorials are for people already knowing everything. =)
For example it starts making a torus. I claim every beginner will be able to end up generating a torus , but the torus actually looks like a donut, not like a ring.
You should explain how to do that - i just stretched the torus upwards, that did the trick, but maybe you have another technique.
Then the most crucial part is applying and creating the texture map. YOu dont explain this at all, but this is THE critical part of this whole scene. I know for us pros its easy again, but if you dont want to waste time explaining the dimensions you chose for the texture and how much space on top and bottom, why not just post your Transmap as a reference? A Beginner will probably make a trans map and it won't fit at all. The rest is just cosmetics, however i wanted to add that i find it good that you show your render settings, this already makes this tutorial a mini-help for HDRI, so props for that.
After all still a nice tutorial but in my eyes a bit too short and not covering the "Problem" topics which makes it unsuitable for beginners in my eyes. Still thanks for posting this, i love your image and the idea. Currently rendering my own "one ring". =)
This is the first time I came across your gallery. I shared with you the same interest in Sci-fi and fantasy art. Thanks for sharing with us your tutorial.. I am a novice in digital art... More into making 3D stereo movies.. Hope one day will have a chance to work with you. Like you ethos in your HOmepage. Cheerios!