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Exterior rendering - issue with colours
show user profile  auggie
I'm doing exterior renderings and having a horrible time trying to get the colours to look like the paint sample. For instance the gray sample comes out looking too yellow.

Here is the colour sample & rendering:

I am using 3dsmax 8, MR, daylight system with IES Sun & IES Sky.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

*Edit - cannot figure out how to add images either
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9/12/2012 1:04:50 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 1:43:07 AM)
show user profile  donvella
This is caused from the color of the sun affecting the scene. In vray, you can counter this by adjusting the white point in the camera - Im not sure what the alternative would be in mental ray. If your worried about your swatch colors then I would be inclined to render a matte of all your important surfaces at when you are finished, and adjust the color to match exactly in photoshop. Your GI will always tint the colors a little anyway so if its that important, adjust it later.

edit: Alternatively, could you just place a direct light where the sun light is and use that instead and set the color to white? By default to emulate the vray sun I would set the direct light intensity to 2 (might be same for mr sun you will have to check)

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9/12/2012 1:53:17 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 5:34:21 AM)
show user profile  auggie
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try using a directional light instead of the sun, and investigate changing the white point in the camera. I don't really understand what you mean with the Photoshop alternative though. Could you give me a quick overview of that process, at least the bit about render a matte of the surfaces? I actually don't have Photoshop but a colleague in the other office does.

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9/12/2012 6:24:37 PM (last edit: 9/12/2012 6:24:37 PM)
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