View Full Version : Image compositing exercise : inserting a giant character

04-08-2005, 02:42 PM
As I was standing on the roof with my mate today, we thought it might be amusing to do an image with him being a giant, breaking into one of our colleague's apartment (which you can see from up here). Comments and critiques on how well you feel the integration of the character works much appreciated!



All the best

04-08-2005, 03:28 PM
Everything else in the shot has sharp shadows,
The same should go for the shadows on and from the character.

04-08-2005, 03:55 PM
but everything else in the picture has 90 degree angles which don't allow for the shadows to be gradients - the guy has an arched and curved limbs and torso. So I'm not sure I agree with you, though you may be right they should be less diffuse. I'll take a look =)

Thanks for the comment.

04-09-2005, 12:38 AM
Very nice!

The shadow that the man should cast should be sharp and noticable (but not too much :D )
Maybe adding some people into the balcony's or roof tops might give it some extra oomph.
I would recommend some smoke/dust and falling debris coming from where the roof is being torn.

But very nice! The colors, perspective and lighting match between the two elements, just the shadow is wrong.

04-09-2005, 09:32 AM
lol. pretty cool. I like it. I have to agree with the rest about the shadows. Boost the contrast a little bit - highlight maybe but shadows on him for sure. Maybe even break up a few buildings from where he came from. His walking path. He must of come from somewhere and why would he not break a few things in the process u know?

04-09-2005, 01:36 PM
Right, fair enough =9 it seems the shadows definitely need more work. I've spent a few minutes testing out some stuff. D'you reckon it works better now with the more pronounced shadow on his back then?

the shadow the character is casting from his leg shouldn't be hard since he's in the shadow of the other building - it's just an occlusion of the red building, not a direct cast shadow (But I messed up in my first post and left his leg lit by the sun, so that was my mistake, sorry!)

thanks for the feedback! :)

All the best

05-17-2005, 11:09 AM
I got a request to do another one of these. All in good fun.


05-18-2005, 03:32 AM
LOL, great job! :lol: