Varanus Panoptes

Mar 26th 2002
Programs: Max, Brazil Renderer, Digital Fusion, Photoshop
A lighting test for my lizard. I scanned a photo, cleaned it up in photoshop and integrated the lizard into the background. Rendering was done in Brazil using pretty standard lighting techniques, and then composited and modified in digital fusion. In a situation like this, you sorta get as close as you can inside of max, and then do all your fine tweaks (lighting, color corection) in digital fusion, since it's got basically realtime feedback. Not perfect photorealism, but good for a test. I also did another few hours of tweaks on the lizard's maps between the model and this image.