Ok, the WCC 2012 Gala reel is up.
I ended up re-rendering the loft (for the nth time). I like the results, though – and I got to keep the rug.
Things I learned:
- The loft render times were made MUCH shorter by using a lower-quality GI solution, then smoothing it out with a minimal FG contribution, then multiplying in an AO in post to get some better shadows that were less pronounced because of the GI merging.
Room for improvement:
- Sound editing with effects AND music is a little bit trickier than I expected – I’m betting there’s a lot of things I don’t know about how to maintain clarity and separation of sounds
- I’ll cut this down to about :30 for my professional reel; Gala reels are long.