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Interiors, what about powercords, wall sockets, lightswitches etc?
show user profile  BLoSk
Like the title says, I don´t see much interior renders with added powercords and electric wall sockets etc.
I am now trying my hand on some interior designing and i´m trying to make it realistic so from that standpoint it would be obvious to add everything that would be there in rl too, but I guess it´s pretty normal not to add things like powercords etc cause it probably mostly doesn´t add much to the picture and possibly even makes it more messy.
What are your thoughts about this.



BLOX


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1/26/2009 3:19:19 PM (last edit: 1/26/2009 3:20:10 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
You should definitely model them and then hide them behind furniture and appliances
for true realism.
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1/26/2009 3:23:18 PM (last edit: 1/26/2009 3:23:18 PM)
show user profile  Sypher-5
Doesn't matter where you put the power switch, the owner always wants it two inches in the other direction so they can put their toaster closer / further away to the bench. I remember being on a building site and watching the electrician slowly get more and more frustrated as the owner went room to room telling him where he wanted the power points placed. Of course they were not were they had been signed off on the plans and some had already been cut. Thought he was going to smack him one. Especially when the owner was getting all upset because the law had changed and the powerpoint was no longer allowed close to the metal sink as it was in the owners previous house.

"I'll put it there, but I'm not wiring it to the power" "Why not, isn't that your job?" "I'm not legally allowed to place it there" "but, but, my old house had a power point there" "Yes and if I was to come do work on that kitchen I would have to take that point off the power aswell" "Well thats not what I'm paying you for" "Sigh"

People dont like wires, my dad makes a living installing home theatre's and home security. They always have a shocked look on their face when he explains he needs to cut a hole in their wall they just had painted so he can run wires through the wall. Where they think the wires are going to go otherwise, I dont know.
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1/26/2009 3:30:16 PM (last edit: 1/26/2009 3:30:16 PM)
show user profile  BLoSk
Lol yea obviously wires suck.
Let's put it this way, you have an interior design with a lamp standing somewhere totally visible, but you see no wire coming from it.
Would that be something to pay attention to because it doesnt make sense irl (besides all the wireless applications nowaday), or would you better just focus on making the render shiny and don't add things that are not neccesairy if they don't make the render look better overall.



BLOX


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1/26/2009 3:38:14 PM (last edit: 1/26/2009 3:38:14 PM)
show user profile  horizon
I only know about powerchords: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_chord



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1/26/2009 4:24:16 PM (last edit: 1/26/2009 4:24:16 PM)
show user profile  BLoSk
Yea then I guess I'm gonna stick some powerchords to the wall eh.
Gonna be noisy I guess but who cares, no sound in the picture.



BLOX


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1/28/2009 7:46:09 PM (last edit: 1/28/2009 7:46:09 PM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
I would probably add in all manner of outlets and switches, but I don't do interior design for other people. And I like wires, to boot.
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1/29/2009 7:16:37 AM (last edit: 1/29/2009 7:16:37 AM)
show user profile  BLoSk
How can you like wires lol.
What do you mean with to boot?



BLOX


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1/29/2009 11:50:15 AM (last edit: 1/29/2009 11:50:15 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
"I only know about powerchords"

I guessed as much.

Any more than three notes and you run out of fingers ...

:-)
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1/29/2009 12:17:09 PM (last edit: 1/29/2009 12:17:09 PM)
show user profile  npcph
my thought would be if your doing something for yourself and want to be real detailed, then add the cords and outlets. if your doing something for a client to show a visual of an interior, maybe add the outlets but not the cords. that will help keep the scene clean and tidy which is more what a client would want.

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1/29/2009 12:34:25 PM (last edit: 1/29/2009 12:34:25 PM)
show user profile  nm8r
In more than 10 years doing 3D for architecture and interior design, I have yet to have a client ask us to put an outlet in a rendering. Place power cords only when necessary but mostly from pendant lights or lamps and always have the cords neatly managed/organized.
Browse though interior design magazines or furniture catalogs and that's typically what a designer would like a rendering to look like. Clients hate clutter. Marketing images always lie so reality really isn't the most important thing for the client.
Reality can be a two edged sword in arch vis - the more abstraction there is, the less the designers and their clients tend to nitpick.
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1/29/2009 2:14:35 PM (last edit: 1/29/2009 2:55:35 PM)
show user profile  parkerfamily
*sorry offtopic*

does anybody know why the print got smaller on maxforums? and i hate cords. you should see my desk....
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1/29/2009 5:00:43 PM (last edit: 1/29/2009 5:00:43 PM)
show user profile  LoyHogg
ctrl + or - changes text size in Mozilla? (ctrl 0 to reset)
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1/29/2009 5:35:28 PM (last edit: 1/29/2009 5:35:28 PM)
show user profile  BLoSk
"my thought would be if your doing something for yourself and want to be real detailed, then add the cords and outlets. if your doing something for a client to show a visual of an interior, maybe add the outlets but not the cords. that will help keep the scene clean and tidy which is more what a client would want."
Well i'm sort of doing it for myself but it's intended as a portfoliopiece to hopefully get a job in 3d with some day, so I guess adding everything would be too much then.
Thanks for the help.

"In more than 10 years doing 3D for architecture and interior design, I have yet to have a client ask us to put an outlet in a rendering. Place power cords only when necessary but mostly from pendant lights or lamps and always have the cords neatly managed/organized.
Browse though interior design magazines or furniture catalogs and that's typically what a designer would like a rendering to look like. Clients hate clutter. Marketing images always lie so reality really isn't the most important thing for the client.
Reality can be a two edged sword in arch vis - the more abstraction there is, the less the designers and their clients tend to nitpick."
Excellent information, thanks man.

"ctrl + or - changes text size in Mozilla? (ctrl 0 to reset)"
Same for Internet Explorer.
Also I changed the text size by accident sometimes with ctrl mousewheel-up or mousewheel-down.
Took me a while to figure out how I did that lol.



BLOX


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2/1/2009 10:55:35 AM (last edit: 2/1/2009 10:55:35 AM)
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