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Re: Pikadili89's projects

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:02 am
by zeitmeister
Nice ones Sir!

Re: Pikadili89's projects

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 am
by Leo222
great job, how did you achieve such color rendering and smooth shadow transition?
You can lay out step by step as you are processing the picture, would be very grateful.
And you can show an example of 3d panels for walls, I just never saw how to work with such
Thank you in advance :)

Re: Pikadili89's projects

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:54 am
by Pikadili89
Hello Leo,

sorry for a bit delayed answer, but am I not that active on the forum.

As for your questions. First of all regarding the color, I am using Camera tonemapping and usually agfapan-apx400CD or agfapan-apx100CD cameras.

Smooth shadows come by detailed mesh of the models and geometry of the source of light (not that much though), also out from Env Map.

3D panels are simple, in order to see edges visible as in my hotel exterior renders, I made a little gaps between each panel, like 1-2mm.

All in all, it is mostly up to a detailed and good/precise model as for your questions. But good old rule of CGI quality is 30% detailed model, 30% good textures, 30% render settings and 10% is post production. I always skip last 10% simply because I am not skilled with Photoshop nor I want to spend time on it. :)

As for my steps, they go as following:

1. Create the model of walls, slabs and roof of main exterior/interior (depending what I am designing) model.
2. Create all openings such as doors, windows as well as fences/railing.
3. Create ground and streets/sidewalks.
4. Make main materials of exterior or interior such as wood/metal material for panels, stucco, concrete, asphalt etc.
5. Put in furniture models and carefully map them when create materials for them.
6. Put in, render preready, plants and trees.
7. Fill in details such as cars, drinks, books etc.
8. Set up rendering settings.
9. Wait till the render is noiseless as possible.

NOTE: it is very important to use layers when creating complex models in SketchUp. Such as "trees", "cars", "details", "furniture" etc.

Check out the print screens below.

Re: Pikadili89's projects

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:31 am
by pixie
Pikadili89 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Hi again guys, I am attaching renders of my most recent project which was reconstruction of hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Looking forward hearing comments and critics regarding both renders quality as well as design and architecture. Cheers! :)
They're all quite nice, my only grip is with the car, so much reflection can be a bit distracting, namely when so much thought and attention has been put in the architecture itself