This assignment was inspired by Journey.
I used hdr images from this website: http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html
While using just the “texture” as the light source, emit light turned on, and quality set to 2, I get these results:
Using this image that I got from the sIBL Archive:
The same image, but I changed the rotation of the sphere so that a different section of the image is emitting light:
Comparison between the two:
I gave the drop cloth a mia_material_x and some reflectivity so that the sky reflected into it.
with a lighter background and even more reflectivity(I also modified the sky position):
I modified the scene a little so that I could utilize a portal light. I also changed the sky image:
Another sky image and a new color multiplier:
Just an’env’ image:
Rendered without the sky background:
Higher quality render of an earlier image: