At the beginning of the year I decided to start learning VRay. I really wanted to play to it's strengths and start with an interior scene. I found a nice interior piece to use and started modeling. Of course, work gets in the way, so once again, I've only been putting in an hour here and there. I'm about half way done with it and wanted to start sharing some of the renders.
Here is the reference I found online. I believe it's a photo and not a render since it's from a cabinet maker. I doubt they would have the money to pay for a render like this when it would be easy enough to photograph it. If it is a render, Kudos to whomever made it.
This following scene is done entirely myself, from modeling, UVs, textures, shaders, lighting and rendering.
* 12-22-13 UPDATE *
75% The way there. About a 20 minute render. More details below.
Here's my initial render. I think I'm about half way there. So far, I'm pretty happy with it.
Here's my initial greyscale model with lighting.
Close up on the fruit. I'm not happy with the way the grapes are turning out. The SSS in VRay is different than other SSS shaders I've used in the past, so I'm getting different results than expected. I'm probably far enough along since they will only be 20 - 30 pixels tall on the final render.
WIP Update: 75% There.
I swapped out my daylight rig for a large area light in the window, as it really helped out the GI pass. Added in a top light, adjusted lots of shaders and textures, added in some geometry, and am on my way. This is still a strait render at this point. I'd love to take this into Nuke when I'm done, but since Nuke is WAY out of my budget, I'll either have to use the PLE version with watermarks, or just do a comp in *GULP* After Effects. Render is around 20 minutes @ HD720.