It’s been a while since my last regular post. Well… I think this one won’t be all that “regular” either, but at least I’ll show you some new progress with the Island areas!
First of all, I wanted to share with you that I had surgery in my left eye a few days ago. It was nothing too serious: subcapsular cataracts. It’s a kind of cataract that affects even young people. Hey, but now I have a brand new crystalline! 🙂 My right eye received its surgery 3 years ago, and so I finally have complete cyborg vision haha.
And just in case someone is wondering, this disease is hereditary and wasn’t caused by straining my eyes too much. I’m saying this because a lot of people tell me: “This happened because you spend too many hours in front of the screen!!!”
It’s been really annoying to work with a “fog filter” during all this time but I fended for myself pretty well. Here’s a re-creation of how my vision was before the surgery:
Now everything looks so clean and contrasted…
The main post-operative impact is that I lost the capacity to focus, which means that for the rest of my life I’ll need to use glasses for short distance viewing, no matter what.
That said, here are some of the work-in-progress comparison shots for room 330. This room is not as terrible as 329 was, but I’m really happy this is the last area with lab equipment.
I’ve been able to locate some of the original source photography and machinery used in this stage, and this saved me some re-creation time.
About the 3D edits: Almost everything has been remapped / remodeled / touched up. I also added a pair of fluorescent tubes with their corresponding light and bloom effects because there were 2 light sources in the room coming from nowhere.
As usual, I hope you enjoy the work in progress pictures and video!