Photorealism Competition Results
FinalistsAlthough these entries didn't win, they came mighty close and as such deserve a mention:
A beautiful outdoor architectural render! The soft lighting and integration with the surrounding nature is great. It's not quite photorealistic but it's definitely close. Well done Julioras!
A brilliant shot of a classic diner. The top right hand corner is almost completely photorealistic. The burger is probably the biggest throwoff, but it's still a very decent image. To anyone who doesn't get the movie reference, view it in fullsize and see if you can get it ;)
Chilling! Choosing a closeup of a human face is a brave move, and one that requires an incredible amount of skill to do well. So I give you massive props for pulling this off as well as you did. There are a couple of areas that break the photorealism (the eyes and minor texture stretching in various places) but other than that it's a brilliant image. Well done Mr.Lasla!
You can't go wrong with a solid interior render. I like that you made the space actually appear to be <em>lived in</em>. From the plant in the corner, to the open cupboards and food on the cutting board, it looks like a house that a real person set up. My favourite element is the chillies/peppers hanging in the alcove, they're completely photorealistic. Clearly a lot of work went into this.
A brilliant closeup of caterpillar. The depth of field (although slightly overpowering) helps add realism to the scale of the scene and the lighting and texturing are superb. Great job keeek!
As someone who lives amongst hundreds of these things (Korean based expat here) I can confirm that this looks very realistic ;) It's a simple enough concept (if you'll excuse the downplay) but it's pulled off very well. The brilliant lighting match and the subtle texture on the walls make this more realistic than others. Excellent attention to detail!
Annnnnd the grossest scene award goes to... Mumbay! :P Whilst this certainly isn't the most appealing of scenes it's definitely up there in terms of realism. The paper holder, wall, basin and soap dispenser are all brilliantly textured and give this a very real truckstop-bathroom feeling. Fantastic work.