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Title: video control room
Post by: sgedesigns on February 02, 2010, 10:00:21 PM
I'm marching up the lighting learning curve !  Still originating geometry in DesignCAD, but doing more in TCAD.  Learned to extrude a profile along a path - wow, I have been waiting a long time to be able to do that.  Worksurface bullnose edges just became much easier !
So this image is lit with a Simple Sun luminaire, over a room that has no ceiling.  Then there's a point luminaire off to the right side for a fill light.  That's all the lights.  Lots of time spent correctly aligning the image wraps !  Used ST Layout for the most control.  I did a little fine-tuning of the mapped images afterwards in pshop, adjusting luminance and contrast; faster there than in the renderer.  Glad to have Henry's book now (thanks Henry) . . . I need woodgrain lessons badly.  You should see some of the source pics I work from to get the equipment faces - glad that pshop can do that perspective crop thing. 

Anyway . . . tada . . . the latest control room rendering !

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Title: Re: video control room
Post by: Brad Easterday on February 03, 2010, 09:10:01 PM
That certainly is a lot of wrapping to do. Really nice work. The bullnose turned out nicely. How did you do it before extruding along a path?
Title: Re: video control room
Post by: Hammer on February 04, 2010, 07:05:09 AM
Nice work! Is that the same studio Terry Gross works out of? I love her show. I use  ST layout for all of my wood wrapping. I use wood images instead of the TC wood materials. It is really the only way to get photo real look with wood. I then add a way toned down mirror or blurred mirror reflectance to it. I remember the moment I discovered extrude along path it was such a huge discovery.

Title: extruded sweep bullnose
Post by: sgedesigns on February 04, 2010, 09:04:59 PM
Brad, you asked how I did the bullnose before . . haha, it's so painstaking I barely want to remind myself by describing it !  I had to make a 2D tool for each curve that gave me the sweep angle and an axis, then sweep each curved segment individually.  Rotational sweep was the only 3D function I could use.  It's a PITA method.  I've been waiting for the path-sweep function a long time, but waited until I upgraded the whole CAD environment.  Of course, this was simple for a black vinyl halfround bullnose, but there'll be something to learn for doing a wood edge. 

Steve, you know Terry Gross does shows from Philadelphia, huh ?  Nah, this isn't her studio, this one's for a Learning Lab WHYY is building.  And I'm still bidding on doing the work, don't have the contract yet.  But even though it's a small project, I used it as for training and practice with image wrapping, because it's small and preview renders are fast.  When you take the woodgrain pics, how big a physical sample do you use ?  Do you use online images from veneer and laminate sites ?

This one has a maple bullnose, done with the TCAD tools, that's decent . . but the door, ugh, I'm half embarrassed that I sent this to a prospective client.  Ah well, we're not selling doors . . .

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Title: Re: video control room
Post by: Hammer on February 05, 2010, 05:57:58 AM
I get my wood images on line, basically any decent examples of wood I find that are clear I use. You can even crop wood images of table tops etc. The size of the image probably matters more then I pay attention to, but I have not been to concerned with it as long as the image is in focus. You can book match grain by mirror copying a wood panel. So for example if you wanted a book matched look on a cabinet door you would have the panel made up of two slabs half the size of the full panel, one would be a mirror copy of the other. TC will automatically reverse the wood image. The reflectance settings have a huge effect on the final look so you will have to play with those. Make sure the aspect ratio is set so not to distort the image. and finally grain direction may have to be changed with the rotate setting in ST layout. Hope this helps.

Title: Re: video control room
Post by: Richard on March 06, 2010, 09:29:41 AM
"So this image is lit with a Simple Sun luminaire, over a room that has no ceiling."

Being that there is no ceiling, if you feel like playing more with the lighting you could try a lum skylight in this instance. It has the ability to produce very soft high quality shadow that will permeate the most obscure crevices, all at a premium in rendering time of course.

Your second image has a ceiling, what did you use for light sources, looks like point lights?

Nice job on these.
Title: Re: video control room
Post by: Troy on August 11, 2011, 03:20:01 AM
Oddly enough, trying to do a bullnose verandah myself. rather than write my own program for it, I would have thought that a 'complete 3D drafting package' could extrude a polyline along a polyline. Unfortunately for a program with 'unlimited design options' TurboCAD delux has a lot of limitations [yes I am VERY VERY annoyed. If i knew it was a lie I might have got prof instead so if you are a seller please let me know how to trade up!]. I have found however, that a corrugated bullnose can be created by a 3D revolve of a spline, and a 3D substraction of a cube to remove the 3/4 revolution of redundant material. Good for simple arcs!