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show user profile  Landia
After you rendered the picture from 3DS Max, do you guys usually take the jpeg picture into Photoshop and make some adjustments such as Sharpening Picture, Contrast, etc...?

Or do you guys think 3DS Max does an excellent job at rendering pictures enough that you don't have to bother with Photoshop at all?

I would think you still need Photoshop to make the picture sharper so it does not look blurry.

Thanks for any advice!

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9/11/2015 2:43:51 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 2:43:51 AM)
show user profile  donvella
if you think it looks good you dont need photoshop.

I never seen a raw render that looks good without post...


Raw Render

Post Production

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9/11/2015 4:15:37 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 4:22:00 AM)
show user profile  Landia
Sounds good to me. Thanks!
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9/11/2015 4:20:47 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 4:20:47 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
dont get hung up on sharpness.

other than obvious things like adding people, sky, plants etc etc, the base image generally needs colour balancing, and leveling off and curving. light balancing is important. as mentioned, filters like blur/sharpen etc etc aren't really or primary concern.

you must do what looks good to you and what suits the image. there's no set post production routine.

our photoshop amends for light balancing is way minimal. dont go nuts if you dont need to.


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9/11/2015 9:38:21 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 9:40:08 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
That's a load of post production, Don. It's good work, well integrated... but I actually prefer the raw, it's kinda stylized and arty.
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9/11/2015 9:58:13 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 9:58:13 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
might be true, but im sure the thread's subject is for transforming a render to a selling tool for developers and architects, where that type of faffing about in post is an essential advertising board staple.

personally, for what it's worth, i prefer the coloration and lighting levels of the top image too, even though it's not print worthy.


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9/11/2015 10:10:12 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 10:10:41 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
Sometimes I create two or more renders with different lighting setups to later combine the best parts into one. Other then that the color correction and levels adjustments add more eye candy.
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9/11/2015 11:46:53 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 11:46:53 AM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I tend to treat my render like a raw still, doing smart conversions, doge/burn, luma mates ect...

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9/11/2015 11:33:44 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 11:33:44 PM)
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