Experimenting with Maya 2017's new renderer: Arnold.
In a previous posting, the prison cell has no bump maps and the materials are not what you would find in a prison cell – especially the floor. This one is better.
This is the third version of this scene, the previous one has a red window.
Earlier, I posted this same scene with a flat white window frame. This one is textured and is red.
A calm, detached view of what somebody needs right now. This was built with Maya and rendered with Octane, using Octane native materials.
This was modeled with Maya and rendered with mental ray. The goal was to make the scene calm and grim, while giving it something bright to draw the viewer in. (A better version of this cell is in a more recent posting.)
The glass dish itself has no detailed geometry. This details were simulated with a simple-to-set-up and quick-to-render bump map on the left, and a more difficult to set up and longer to render displacement map on the right. No surprise: the displacement maps wins out.
Terragen is a not-widely-known, but very powerful application for creating natural environments. In this rendering, we have mountains, and a waterline on the horizon. A soft blue material was used for effect.