Today I finished my on and off project “the bridge”. A couple of months ago I started modelling the bridge and did first experiments with the light. Like so often, they posed some problems for me and I lost interest in working on this project.
Yesterday I suddenly thought that I have to finish this scene. So, I put some loud music on and started working.
After lighting I discovered a new big problem. My laptop is too weak to render grass (which I created with fur). It’s really annoying because it’s the second thing after Shatter-Effects that my notebook can’t handle.
Fortunately this morning I got a reason to lift my mood: Maya 2012.
But the joy was only preliminary and so I had big problems with the new version. I always got this error report:
// Error: setParent: Object ‘renderView’ not found.
After long time spent googling, I found the solution on this site:
A really big challenge in this picture was the night lighting. It took a long time to get halfway decent lights.
Although I am not satisfied, I finished this scene to have time for my other projects.
Perhaps I’m going to get the possibility to work with a more powerful computer for the grass some day, because I’m not pleased with paint effects or textures.
Render Time: 57:44 min.
Okay, I think I should invest some time in rendering optimization.