Magical Lotus

Bin Chen 2008

The Lotus Flower | Model/Texture/Scene | Photon Mapping | Environment | Participating Media | Tone Mapping | Bloom | DOF | Final Image

The two lotus flowers in the darkness by themselves seem to be lacking something.  I needed some background.

I then used HDR shop to convert a night sky environment map from latitude/longitude format to angular map format that miro already supported.

After that I added a huge floor triangle together with a procedure bump texture made using perlin noise to model a water surface.  Using Snell’s law and Fresnel equations, both reflection and refraction are visible.

After adding these elements in the environment: