Vue 9 Sea Monster

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Last night I started messing around with a picture I was messing around with in Vue 7. I was never 100% happy with the lighting of the original. The monster was too visible – I wanted it to be lurking and menacing. Now Vue 9 has the wonderful new relighting feature so I made a small render of the scene and then saved out 21 variations. I varied the lighting seven different levels of intensity. I also varied the sunlights colour to a blue and a green hue from the white it was in the original. To illustrate the effect here is a quick contact sheet I knocked up.

Vue 9 Sea Monster Variations

These two are late additions suggested by @WastexGames…

Sea Monster Variations - Orange

Sea Monster Variations Orange

Sea Monster Variations Red

Sea Monster Variationsv - Red

I’m torn over which one to go with so here is a quick poll that will run till Sunday night to see what you think (or leave a comment if you’d prefer) – you can pick more than one picture if you like several.

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3 Responses to Vue 9 Sea Monster

Bill Saturday, January 29th, 2011

To me, the pictures are too small to tell if there is a monster lurking or a wave lurking. If you are not looking for realism, then the grayscale pictures are going to look better. The other colors wouldn't look good in most situations, not knowing what you are going to do with it.

impworks Friday, December 3rd, 2010

First thanks for taking the time to comment.

Even with my monitor calibrated to the point where white is no longer white there is still some detail in the earlier images maybe we both need to calibrate our monitors?

Maybe I should explain: I'm not trying to light this scene so everything is clear. I want the monster to be indistinct - more of a lurking threat than a highly visible part of the picture. In a larger image the wave crests have a sparkle to them. Too much light and that gets lost. I am thinking of adding a couple of lights to the ship to add a little more light there...

Lynn McCall Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I would suggest that you calibrate your monitor first. All thumbs, except the 3 at 5.0 which show a black outline of a boat on a black sea, are totally black.

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