Time to put some life into this...thing.
Below is the Mental Ray look; took three hours and made my lap-top do an impression of a George Foreman grill, and that was without knocking the background out of focus. So I did the Mental Ray movie render (only 80 frames of animation) on some of the Uni machines last week.
|Mental Ray rendered version.|
Below is a render using software. Still looks pretty good, and I can see the animation but it really lacks the beams of light turning in the background.
Nothing fancy, just straight ahead animation and I have not played with the curves via the graph editor yet.
Looking at the lighting in the Mental Ray version the beams are more distracting than expected so I am going to slow them down a lot and make them less visible.
More soon, including the guy with the big hands!!