My wife asked me for help with some product photography for her ChiChiLand postcard series. After fussing around with a camera and lights for a bit, I decided to go the CGI route.

I quickly modeled a basic, slightly bent postcard and created shaders matching the real prints. I then populated the scene with around 2000 cards (clones of 12 selected designs) and let the physics sim do my bidding. A quick HDRI map, couple of black body area lights and voilà! The whole process barely took me a few hours.

What can I say… I freakin’ love Octane Render.

Card designs: Çiğdem “Chi” Michalski (ChiChiLand)
Product renders: Quba Michalski

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