After heavy snowfalls in the region of southern germany, this beautiful masterpiece of art has to been taken inside the house in order to get rid of ice, crystals and other debris. The other day I placed "HELIOS" outside again for tanning in the sunshiny light at mid day.
The whole story is a kind of non-photoshop retouching and styling while the camera runs.
The Pictures were taken on february 3th and 4th, 2010.
Harald Häsler, february 5th, 2010.
Exploring the multilight feature in Maxwell Render 1.7. …
The base image was rendered with 2000 x 2000 px as a .hdr-file (Radiance, 32bit).
There were three light sources. The output as a sequence produced 3 x 250 frames.
This footage was batchcropped in Adobe Photoshop to 576 x 576 px for PAL-resolution and finally composed in Adobe After Effects. The result is far away to be satisfyiing, because the transitions were to apprupt. Maybe I have to lenghten the clip to 200% in order to get a smoother effect.
Render time: 10 hours for the .hdr, 5 hours for the 750 movieframes (.png).
Composing time: 70 minutes for cropping, 30 minutes for composing and movie render.
This took such a long time, because the work was done on an older G4-MacMini (Early 2005).
Harald Haesler, 4. Februar 2010
A little Study using Nextlimits Realfow 4 for creating image-based meshes. The result (40 frames) was imported and rendered with Maxon Cinema4D. Here composed with 1fps in Apple Quicktime. A reverse loop would be suitable, too.