I tweaked the shader during the texturing process. I used a general shader, like blinn, anisotropic, Oren-Nayar-Blinn, etc. to determine the characteristics for each material.
Lighting and Rendering
For the lighting process I used standard lights, like directional, spotlight and omni. I prefer using manual lighting techniques (no GI) in order to speed up the rendering times! For rendering, this scene was actually defined into several layers and each layer had its own lighting setup. The rendering itself was done in several passes, such as a diffuse pass, ambient occlusion pass, lighting pass, shadow pass, specular pass, selection pass, zdepth, masking pass and normal pass. By doing this, it saved a lot of time when I needed to re-render for some passes, but we don't need to render all of the passes again.
When rendering is done, I combine all passes in Fusion, working layer by layer and also doing colour correction, adding glow, sharpen, garbage mask, etc. By working this way, it is easier for me to do tweaking for each layer to achieve the look that I want.
And this section ends my explanation about this project. You can contact me via my email for further details if you're interested. Thanks for reading and hopefully it will help you in your own projects!
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