Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> This is the first of three instalments under the general title "the
> Shallows". The second instalment still needs a final render after some
> more tinkering. The third one has not yet been started. Render time was
> particularly long: I estimate about some 48 hours in total. I always
> render in sections divided over several render sessions and this time
> the complete process took several weeks. Slowest was the middle section
> (the background) and fastest was the sky. Render speed was more often
> expressed in ppm than in pps.
> There are several media: part of the clouds over the Giant; the water;
> the background trees; the slightly hazy atmosphere.
> Inspiration came from two sources: https://silenceofthetides.com and a
> reference to Francisco Goya's painting "The Giant".
> Objects from Friedrich Lohmueller were gratefully used: the railway
> tracks and wheels, and the houses on the background.
Very cool! I can appreciate long render times. I am working on a scene with a
rocky/sandy island with a fortress in the middle of a body of water. My first
attempt to render at high quality with radiosity took 96 hours!
I am looking forward to seeing the other parts.
-- Chris R.
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