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Love At First Sight


Shaderbytes posted this entry for the Sketchfab Valentine competition.

A scene from the Minions movie Trailer... Very funny!! Perfect for a valentines competition entry.

Some technical info for anyone interested :

  • The entire scene is baked on one large 4096x4096 texture in Blender Cycles at 2000 samples
  • I used the sIBL "Walk_Of_Fame" HDR and one sun lamp for lighting.
  • No post production was done on the baked texture results

In Sketchfab :

  • While the sharpen camera effect has its place for some models it should not be used everywhere as in this scene. It is softened up by a bloom with a high radius and high threshold and very low intensity.
  • I tweaked the contrast/brightness/saturation sliders slightly to compensate the bloom effect.

About the Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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