Lighting/modeling Exercise

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Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by StompinTom » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:48 am

Before these start gathering too much dust, I may as well post them.

A simple modeling/lighting exercise with a simple scene, inspired by a sunny afternoon over the recent holidays. I did this in my spare time over a couple of days of tinkering around, trying to get past the laziness to model everything in proper detail to fit the mood.

I want to do a few more of these 'mood studies' to remind myself why I like arch. viz in the first place.

The last shot is what the whole little project is about. The other two are the last shot's illegitimate offspring.

Blender + Indigo + Photoshop (blending two different exposures)
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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by Borgleader » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:50 am

One word: Win!

Nice work :) In the last shot I really like how the edges of the image are darker and it gradually lights up as you reach the center of the image (end of the hallway), I find the contrast to be really interesting.

May I ask you how you did your wallpaint material? :) It's really interesting.
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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by pixie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:14 am

Great shots!

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by Soup » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:14 am

The last shot is really beautiful, add it to the gallery! :)

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Post by CTZn » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 pm

Extremely nice Tom !
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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by Doug Armand » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:31 pm

Excellent stuff. really warm and sunny feel to them.
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Post by zeitmeister » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:52 pm

Fantastic!
The very realistic details like the gaps between skirting board and floor etc. do it.
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Post by hcpiter » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:57 pm

Awesome images ! Nice shots with dof !

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by StompinTom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:17 am

Thanks, guys :)

Render times between 8-9 hours at 3600x2400, though with a fair bit of grain left.

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by dcm » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:47 am

i like it but tonemapping is too much "vivid" for my taste. i think wood could be more "lighter" and overal atmo little but "desaturated". Anyway, great skillz! :D

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by Camox » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:33 am

Lovely warm atmosphere. :D Tonemapping looks good for my taste, does not look so cold and sterile...

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by dakiru » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:52 am

I can even feel the atmosphere of the corridor on the third render. Very detailed. How did you make the wall paint? It is really nice and realistic for me.

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by StompinTom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:54 pm

Thank you very much! I hope I've somewhat succeeded in evoking a mood through the last shot, as that is what I believe good arch. viz should do: evoke the feel and personality of the space it attempts to depict.

The wall is a simple Phong material with a very low-contrast plaster map in the color channel, a wavy bulging (with some fine speckle detail) bump map and an exponent map that shifts between very low exponents (10 and 60 or so, I think), just enough to break up the uniformity of the surface and give the wall a bit of a sheen as real paint does.

All in all, the shot misses the whole point of its existence, which was a beautiful light pattern on the far wall, created by the sun reflecting off the door handle in the sunny room when I took the photo, however I went with the sun ray instead for now.

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Re: Lighting/modeling Exercise

Post by Pibuz » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Ehi Thom: technical question.
I'm trying to explore a little the blendigo world: which versions of Blender, Indigo and Blendigo are you using? I'm looking for a quite stable release, but I'd like to have the latest software platforms too..

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