Basic 3D Training - Film Noir 3D Style Video Tutorials | 3.87 GB
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One of Hollywoods golden ages, Film Noir, sure kept thing intrersting. Not only was it pitch black and bright white visually, the storyline it self was fragmented with contrats, quick twists and post war paranoia.
You can achieve Film Noir 3D style, by, of course, dropping the color in postwork. But its more to it than just going b/w. First, one of Film Noir specific things was contrast. And I mean REALLY strong contrast. You want to go for strong shadows, and keep the lighting targeted and tight, so you can minimize its whereabouts.
Further on, Femme Fatales, the beautiful, but often dangerous dark-side women of Film Noir, are meant to look smoking hot, but at the same time project coldness. You do that with closed poses, that doesnt offer much joy. Hang over, cigarette smoking detectitves are best kept renegade, with their action speaking louder than words. Although Film Noir was full of cool lines, you cant really project the spoken word into a 3D render. Instead, you need to focus on characters actions and postures.
Finally, you want a breeze of darkness and light to embrace your entire render, by carefully painting with lighting. You want the viewer to go from darkness and light multiple times through out your image. Mr Spot Light is your friend. Keep the shadows sharp, and the spread angles tight and youll achieve that effect much easier. I often recommend that you break off lighting everything inside your software, and instead aim at rendering in layers. The above DAZ Studio render was actually done in layers, later combined into the final image in Photoshop. By doing everything in layers, you keep maximum control over the final result, such as lighting and shadows. This offers a tremendous speed boost, since lights and shadows can quickly and easily be tweaked inside Photoshop instead of doing tedious re-renders.mORE iNFO