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Making Of 'Underground Escalator'

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I have given here the others parameters for the metal of the escalator, the material for the steps, the rubber for the ramp and the material for the arrival part. I increased the subdivision of the metal of the escalator to reduce the noise of the material. You can see that I've also improved this parameter in the rendering parameters.

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Fig. material-metal escalator
1279_tid_material-steps.jpg
Fig. material-steps

1279_tid_metal-escalator-settings.jpg
Fig. metal escalator-settings
1279_tid_steps-settings.jpg
Fig. metal steps-settings

I have given here the others parameters for the metal of the escalator, the material for the steps, the rubber for the ramp and the material for the arrival part. I increased the subdivision of the metal of the escalator to reduce the noise of the material. You can see that I've also improved this parameter in the rendering parameters.

1279_tid_material-arrival-escalator.jpg
Fig. material-metal escalator
1279_tid_material-rubber.jpg
Fig. material-steps

1279_tid_metal-escalator-settings.jpg
Fig. metal escalator-settings
1279_tid_steps-settings.jpg
Fig. metal steps-settings


1279_tid_material-arrival-escalator.jpg
Fig. material-arrival escalator
1279_tid_material-rubber.jpg
Fig. rubber ramp

1279_tid_arrival-escalator-settings.jpg
Fig. arrival escalator-settings
1279_tid_rubber-ramp-settings.jpg
Fig. rubber ramp-settings

Lighting

For the render I used the V-Ray rendering engine. In order to obtain the atmosphere that I wanted, I made about a dozen tests with different views and lighting setups to get the image that I had imagined.

I placed just two "vraylights" in this scene. There is one white light at the top of the escalator; I put the multiplier of this light at 12 in order to have a big light (I improved the lighting in post-production but I'll explain this later in the Making Of!).

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Fig. Light 1
1279_tid_fig(light2).jpg
Fig. Light 2

The other light was placed behind the camera so that I could have a source of lighting at the bottom, and to also see some detailed parts of the escalator.  The multiplier of this light was set to 2 and I gave it a blue light.

I made the lights at the bottom just with a "Vraylight" material (multiplier at 4). 
The environment of the scene is a grey colour (Grey: 100).

1279_tid_fig(lights).jpg
Fig. Lights





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