How to create as scary 3D look

Boo! 🙂

How do we create a scary look anyway? What are the components needed? There are two rules…

Rule number 1: What we can´t see – we fear. Also, we fear what we don´t know / are not familar with – but that´s another story.

So, we could say that the less we see – the more scary it looks. That means – kill the lights! Use only a few of them. Hide them and squeeze them into places where the camera can´t see them – but yet feel them. Illuminate only parts of your scene and keep the rest in darkness.

And that´s it?

What´s rule number 2?

Rule number 2: Remember rule number 1! 😀
I´m not kidding, it´s so easy to show too much and spoil the effect…

Actually, hide as much as you can. Don´t show the characters in full. Show only parts of them. And play with shadows – a shadow can be really scary.

Now, go and scare the h— of your friends with your next render!


2 Responses to “How to create as scary 3D look”

  1. YourSunshineGirl May 4, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    I would like to point out that these techniques can be done in DAZ Studio. The reason for using Lightwave in the video is so that you can see the effects in real time.

  2. Waldemar Belwon May 4, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Good call Sherol, thanks! These techniques are indeed universal. 🙂

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