100 Days, 100 Renders— Day 20

CDCR-020-Challenger_in_Cloud_Credits

I wanted to do another picture with the Challenger, on account of the last one not working out. I tried for an asteroid-filled nebula, but ran into a couple problems instancing asteroids (didn’t work), and using volumetric light-rays (very expensive). The image didn’t come close to finishing the render overnight, so I dialed down all the settings to get something finished this morning. I then brought it into Photoshop, where I had trouble making it sing. My ultimate solution was just piling layers on top of layers on top of layers until I got a crazy, over-exposed artsy-looking image.

~ by David Gian-Cursio on August 27, 2016.