Zwopper wrote:The only minor gripe I have with this is that the leaf on the ball "front and center" feels a little off somehow,
I can't really put my finger on it, but it's something that draws my attention to it all the time.
You're absolutely right, I noticed the same thing as soon as the rendering had finished. However, the rendering time for this scene is pretty long, so I knew I wouldn't have time last night to adjust the scene and re-render. I figured I would post it in its current state so people could comment and then I could take a second stab at it tonight.
phonicboom wrote:it looks to have been added. the leaf on that ball would have been 3d, glowing and blurred like the other balls. the one added (i guess for sharpness) does not curve around the ball.
Actually, what you're seeing is straight out of the renderer - I didn't do any post-processing (apart from adding the logo). The angle of the camera and the position of the front leaf makes it look flat, but it's 3D like the others. The reason the front ball is sharp is because that's where I 'focused' the camera, the rest are blurry due to the Depth of Field effect I applied. I think I'll dial down this effect a little when I render the scene again tonight.