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Some Experimenting
show user profile  Jock
Been recently playing about with unwrapping, some scripts & plugins and lastly different lighting techniques.

Tried putting most of them together in this new scene, and could do with some crits. Not really touched it in photoshop as yet as its early days, other than putting on the backgrounds. Was thinking about using the scatter plugin to throw some leaves around the ground. Also debating whether i should be unwrappping the ground as its too clean where it hits the walls, but that could possibly be done in PS.

Need to internally light the night scenes i think though havent done so yet.

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2/13/2012 5:27:45 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 5:27:45 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
A pleasing start, but the lighting looks VERY studio and artificial. Not enough natural light.


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2/13/2012 5:33:16 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 5:33:16 PM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
For a second I thought you found an age or scene used to death (including here at mf) for tests, light setups etc. Exactly what Strat said. All your lighting looks plain. If I had to pick I would go with the 1st one. Add in a sun for the shadows. Keep posting.

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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2/13/2012 5:41:48 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 5:41:48 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Plain as in artificial. Spot lit. Too uniform. Reflection boards. Not natural.


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2/13/2012 5:46:05 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 5:46:47 PM)
show user profile  Jock
I've no idea what scene your on about girish. It's based on the Karlusic residence but with a lot of changes in materials and setting.

The lighting is using some Peter Guthrie Hdri's I bought the other day, and I think there are tweaks to strengthen the direct sunlight so I'll have a play with that. Failing that I think some even stick in a vray sun as well as the hdri.

What about the water, thinking it might need to be a good bit calmer.

Considering doing a series of images based on seasons and trying out snow and the likes. So could have the water calmer in summer, windy elsewhere.
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2/13/2012 6:56:24 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 7:01:37 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
the water looks natural, but windy. whatever, it looks nice :)

that HDRI is giving too much lighting out. maybe try without it. you dont need an HDRI map to get a more realistic scene ;)


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2/13/2012 6:58:37 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 6:58:37 PM)
show user profile  Jock
Dont get me wrong I know its not a neccesity, but its something i've literally never used so was experimenting by using them for the first time.

I'll run some tweaks on the hdri's was well as other solutions and see what i can get.

Quite intrigued how the snow will work out, looking forward to trying that.
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2/13/2012 7:03:18 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 7:03:18 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
hdri maps are quite specific in the lighting they emit. i prefer not to use them for general architectural rendering unless i want a specific lit mood that the hdri gives.

but remember, vray's standard sun/sky system is hdri depth ;)


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2/13/2012 7:11:45 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 7:11:45 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
the water looks like the surface of a windy lake, not a swimming pool.

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2/13/2012 8:38:54 PM (last edit: 2/13/2012 8:39:43 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
what you've posted is that different AS... ;-)

-Marko Mandaric

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2/14/2012 8:15:41 AM (last edit: 2/14/2012 8:15:41 AM)
show user profile  Jock
Ok had another bash at the images, doing one night and one day. Tried scattered leaves but couldnt get it to look right so back to the drawing board on that one.

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2/14/2012 2:31:08 PM (last edit: 2/14/2012 2:31:22 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Nice images. But for me the level of dirt just fights too much with the rest of the image.

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2/14/2012 2:35:32 PM (last edit: 2/14/2012 2:35:32 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
what I meant is the water in the pool looks muddy/dirty rather than crisp & clear as is usually the case with well maintained swimming pools. it still looks rancid.

if you can't see the difference marko, I don't want to go anywhere near your pool ;)

I deliberately found a ref picture with approx. the same level of turbulence on the surface.
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2/14/2012 2:58:28 PM (last edit: 2/14/2012 3:00:50 PM)
show user profile  Jock
I've been doing some tweaks to the water material but still not come up with anything like the reference photo.

Yeah it might not work totally but thought i'd give it a bash and see what it looks like, grubby exterior, nicer interior. I wanted to unwrap the outside and dirty it so that was a given, then it was just a case of what to do with the internals.

Might have a play with different materials and make the outside a lot cleaner with timber cladding or something and see the results.

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2/14/2012 3:12:03 PM (last edit: 2/14/2012 3:12:03 PM)
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