And these have nothing to do with image compositing, but it's hard to work with this diecast without appreciating the level of detail. It has a carpeted interior, y'all. The seats are adjustable. The front wheels turn when you turn the wheel. Look at that engine bay?? There's a spare tire in the trunk (not to mention the tires are all rubber), and the undercarriage/chassis is fully articulated. *mwah*
I was eating dinner while watching this guy’s light painting/compositing tutorial, and I was like, wow, that’s cool. But I don’t have an empty gas station or a gigantic light handy, so I figured I’d try it on a small scale–let’s say, oh, a 1:18 scale.
So I closed all the blinds in my house and got out some black foam squares and a whiteboard to emulate his gas station roof and about halfway through all this I realized, OH MAYBE THIS IS WHAT LIGHTBOXES ARE FOR. But I don’t have one of those, either, so I went ahead making my gas station diorama. XD
Here’s a BTS pic of this very excellent professional setup:
The final image is a composite of following photos, plus a few layer masks in Photoshop. These were obtained by me holding a whiteboard with a string of lights attached to it at different heights/angles.
Which, when composited, end up doing this!
It’s not perfect, but it was well worth the practice! I think it turned out swell!