The Killer Shadow

  • Software Used: Maya and Photoshop.
    Size: 1920 x 1080 pixels
    Date of Completion: Thursday, March 13, 2014.
    Description: As part of my final assignment for the "Digital Lighting and Rendering" class by Professor Virginia Bowman Wissler, I came up with a short 4-panel story. The requirements for the project was that the lighting should play an important part in telling the story and establishing the mood and setting of each shot.
    I used the copyright free rig "Morpheus" and the "Cabin" for the scene setup. I made a lot of changes to the cabin model to achieve what I wanted for the scene. I modeled a few props like the wine bottles, candle, lamp shade, towel, the book, wine table and the wine glass. The rest of the props are free models that I got online and later arranged for the set layout.
    So here are my renders of the 1st and 3rd of the 4 panels. I took passes for each light and composited them in Photoshop.
    Feedback and suggestions are welcome.