@Abel: Thank you! The headlights were a great example of effort -> reward for me; it took a lot of patience to model them and sometimes it even felt pointless, but as soon as I ran a test render with Lux it was clear that it had been worth the effort. The links below show more details, but I also plan to do another render that puts them more in display. And yes, it took around 40 hours to render on an i7 laptop
Only CPU though. Also I should have listened to Jensverwiebe on IRC, he told me how instances would slow down the render - I shouldn't have instanced everything
, I had some RAM room to trade off. Oh well, lesson learned! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4926844/faxonbl ... detail.pnghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4926844/faxonbl ... l-lens.png
@Carbonflux: Thank you very much, I did take my time with composition so I'm glad it does come across and it wasn't just me overthinking it
@SATtva: Thank you
I wish I could have done more for the asphalt but I'm glad to hear it's not that bad!
@B.Y.O.B.: Thank you sir!
@luxRoot: Thank you very much, I hope you like the details about them that I posted above
@All, I have a question: over at BlenderArtists a frequent comment I heard was about how the DoF makes the cars look like miniatures. Although F2 was deliberate as I wanted the eyes to stay on the front center car, I can definitely see what they mean, since there's nothing else in the scene apart from the ground to provide a sense of scale. What do you guys think?