I'd like to hear your opinions on this portfolio piece before it goes up on the A-station. Bit of backstory: these are a few assets belonging to a bigger environment project I'm working on. Set in Cold War Berlin in 1959, the CIA 'rented' an abandoned attic where they rig western radios with surveillance eqipment to sell them to East German/Communist officials (the only ones who have access to popular western high-tech goods). I worked on these assets for quite a while, and considering I havnt uploaded a portfolio piece in over 2 years I figured its high time to post an update on artstation.
Im finding the lighting very challenging so far as this is the most complex scene Ive worked with in marmoset yet - ton of geometry in close proximity. Getting highlights where I need and want them is difficult without ruining the shadows. (If I disable shadows it usually looks worse than multiple intersecting shadows imo). Ones I posted are just meant to be the money shot, there will be different angles etc in the future.
What do you think of the overall lighting?
Does it read alright overall?
Are the shadows acceptable?
Opinions on brightness/highlights?
Which one is the best of the bunch?
Look forward to hearing from you