Architectural Visualization Study - The Farnsworth House

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Jeff
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Architectural Visualization Study - The Farnsworth House

Post by Jeff » Sun May 16, 2010 5:04 am

I would like to start a WIP on how to make very nice architectural visualizations. There are a couple of works I had seen here and on other forums that are very hard to distinguish from actual photos. This is the goal I would like to accomplish.

For the architectural model, I chose the Farnsworth house because there are a lot of very nice renders of it and photographs to compare with. The model of the house I am using was made by Peter Guthrie and it can be downloaded from his blog. My heartfelt thanks to him for sharing such a wonderful detailed model. He made a number of very realistic visualizations using the same model.

These are some of the links to renderings and photos of the Fansworth house. These would be used as references.
http://www.pushpullbar.com/forums/showt ... orth-House
http://www.mentalimages.com/gallery/architecture.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pg/sets/72157622626579436/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/tags/mies/

Some initial renderings, I prepared.
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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 am

Some of the test renders here were done more than a week ago. At first, I was not planning to do a WIP thread and only thought about it lately.

Some more initial renderings.
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fansworth 6e.jpg
fansworth 6c.jpg
fansworth 6b.jpg
fansworth 6a.jpg
fansworth 5e.jpg
fansworth 5g.jpg

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by StompinTom » Sun May 16, 2010 8:03 am

6c and 5g look great! I would work on the grass and leaf materials now: add some low, rough specularity and possibly some translucency, it's too diffuse and unnatural right now.

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Stur » Sun May 16, 2010 10:04 am

The last one, 5g, is by far the most fantastic ! Wow :shock:

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by CoolColJ » Sun May 16, 2010 12:37 pm

Looks nice, but plants a bit flat as mentioned

I also find the vignetting pretty excessive and distracting. Makes the pics look claustrophobic
Like a really old beat up camera

I hope one day Indigo will have an on/off switch for vignetting...

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by PowerMax » Sun May 16, 2010 2:12 pm

what kind of software you use? The trees and the grass is really good !!! Can you send me some?

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Sun May 16, 2010 4:24 pm

StompinTom wrote:6c and 5g look great! I would work on the grass and leaf materials now: add some low, rough specularity and possibly some translucency, it's too diffuse and unnatural right now.
Thanks a lot Tom! I'm working on that now. The grass and leaves materials have some translucency but it's not yet enough and it is not even noticeable.
Stur wrote:The last one, 5g, is by far the most fantastic ! Wow :shock:
Thanks a lot Stur! That image was also my personal favorite.
CoolColJ wrote:Looks nice, but plants a bit flat as mentioned

I also find the vignetting pretty excessive and distracting. Makes the pics look claustrophobic
Like a really old beat up camera

I hope one day Indigo will have an on/off switch for vignetting...
Thanks a lot CoolColJ! For the vignetting, I still do not know how to control it .
PowerMax wrote:what kind of software you use? The trees and the grass is really good !!! Can you send me some?
Forgot to mention this. I'm using sketchup. The tree on the scene is a modified version of this model: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... revstart=0 . The grass is made up of scattered curved slender triangular planes. The grass and trees are repeated on the scene using instancing. Information on it can be found here http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtop ... 286c0ee57d

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Sun May 16, 2010 4:39 pm

Some more exterior and interior test renders done during the past week. C&C's are very welcome.
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fansworth 8i.jpg
fansworth 8h.jpg
fansworth 3.jpg
fansworth 7b.jpg
fansworth 4h.jpg
fansworth 4c.jpg
fansworth 10d.jpg
fansworth 10.jpg
fansworth 9.jpg
fansworth 9d.jpg
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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by ENSLAVER » Sun May 16, 2010 5:35 pm

Awesome.

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by CoolColJ » Mon May 17, 2010 12:38 am

Jeff wrote:
Thanks a lot CoolColJ! For the vignetting, I still do not know how to control it .
Setting a smaller camera aperature value does seem to help reduce the effect. It's not too bad at f5.6 compared to f16

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Prof4D » Mon May 17, 2010 10:20 am

The Fantasy.
How much on time occupies the visualization.

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by zeitmeister » Mon May 17, 2010 1:29 pm

Wonderful!
Could you tell us something about your grass; are they instances? And which material did you use for it?

Thank you very much, very inspiring work!
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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Mon May 17, 2010 4:53 pm

ENSLAVER wrote:Awesome.
Thank you very much!

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Mon May 17, 2010 4:54 pm

CoolColJ wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Thanks a lot CoolColJ! For the vignetting, I still do not know how to control it .
Setting a smaller camera aperature value does seem to help reduce the effect. It's not too bad at f5.6 compared to f16
Thanks a lot for the info CoolColJ!

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Re: Architectural Visualization Study - The Fansworth House

Post by Jeff » Mon May 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Prof4D wrote:The Fantasy.
How much on time occupies the visualization.
Most of the renders are at 4000 samples/pixel and render times average from 8 hrs. to 15 hrs.on an intel core2quad 2.3 Ghz.

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