Michael W Tutorials

Michael W Tutorials - student project

Michael W Tutorials - image 1 - student project

Tutorial 3B - I moved a few objects over to the base of the stairs, added a sun over the stairwell, and an emissive material to the step lights.

Michael W Tutorials - image 2 - student project

This is my render from Tutorial 2.  Let this run overnight.

So, umm obviously:

Sunlight too hot

Scene too dim

Back wall lit too soft or texture missing

The preview render, while grainy, looks better than this for light & tone.  For instance the glass & metal table has highlghts.

I used all the settings described in the video.  Any ideas?

While I'm posting, any ideas to optomize performance on my late 2008 MacBook Pro?  I made sure it's using the GPU but even still the rendered camera view is really slow.