This is my project for a lighting and rendering class, using Maya and Mental Ray.


The Process


The first part of the assignment was 10 different compositions. There ended up being an underlying theme in all of my thumbnails about travel and mystery.


First pass at thumbnails, using key descriptive words.

Thumbnails – Pass 2


Second pass at thumbnails, focusing more on value and mood.

Color Comps


Color compositions.

3D Progress

I used paint FX for the trees and foliage, and a color ramp for the fog. The textures were done in substance painter. The wood and cement texture is from

Finished Image



Finished render


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