The Chess Scene was something I did purely for fun. I wanted to put something together that was relatively simple, but could incorporate many of the features I had implemented in Dart. It was a very enjoyable exercise.
I decided to experiment around with materials. The pawn model was (and still is, actually) my sample model of choice.
Depth of Field
Depth of Field can add a lot to an image. I was surprised at how different feelings can be conveyed through focus. For example, the scene feels a bit ominous when the queen is in focus.
After all my experimentation, I settled on a few different chess sets.