The intention of this project was to create a visually appealing advertising-style scene, as well as to enhance my ability to create artificial studio-lighting setups.
The subject, a toy boat, was created because of the numerous specular highlights that the varied array of colors and materials would create. The bold identifiable colors of the bricks lends to an interesting composition, while a depth of field draws the eye to the foreground.
LuxRender 1.6, LuxCoreRender 2.5, Blender 2.79
A number of subjects were tested within the scene. Subjects made of toy bricks were created using a software package named BrickLink Studio. The models provided with this software package are low resolution, so creations were exported from this software and imported into blender to be remodeled with higher fidelity. At right is the same scene rendered with LuxRender 1.6, rather than LuxCoreRender 2.5, for comparison. Highlights are more muted and all around detail is slightly higher due to the lack of denoising. Below are some examples of the other, less successful, subjects.