The building, its supposed to be some sort of lookout, was created in TriSpectives and I just placed a stock picture from one of my libraries as the background and rendered it.

I like the modelling tools in TriSpectives, although they take a bit of getting used to, as they work differently from the tools in most modelling packages, but once you get the hang of them they make many tasks so much easier.

The trick when using a photograph as the background for a render, is to make sure that your lighting set-up for the model(s) matches the lighting in the photograph. I think I have achieved a reasonable match here. I tried to match the shadows on the building in the bottom right corner of the picture. If anything the "sun" could have been a little more to the left, but its pretty close. The other important thing is to get a pretty close match as far as camera angle and focal length are concerned.

I've actually used this model with quite a few different background images and have also used the model in a Bryce render. Well, it took quite a while to model, so I've been making the most of it.

Probably the next step will be to try and get a "Poser" figure or two into the render, its just a case of finding the time. If I could just find a way of doing without sleep, that would give me some more time.

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