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* July 10, 2013, 05:47:03 AM
Hi. Just to amuse myself I designed a House with garage/studio close to a small lake.
Would be great if it could be built one day.



* July 10, 2013, 06:45:23 AM
A beautiful render, and I love your concept along the lake shore. Thanks for sharing. Carroll

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* July 10, 2013, 06:53:43 AM
It would be very helpful, outside of the beauty of this, if you could add a post with some details regarding the landscaping, rendering, etc. Where / how were the plants added, etc.


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July 10, 2013, 07:59:51 AM

* July 10, 2013, 08:28:05 AM

Henry H


* July 10, 2013, 11:37:06 AM
Thanks Carroll, Ed, Don and Henry.
Ed, the landscaping - terrain - was made in Turbocad, because Sketchup often makes a mess of my Autocad files. The building was modeled in Sketchup and terrain and building were imported in Vue 7.5 Infinite.
There I changed or adjusted some materials (e.g. the water) , "painted" some trees in the background with the "Ecopainter"- a special tool in Vue - and added a car.
The whole scene was then rendered 2500 x 2500 pix in radiosity at the same time creating selection channels of the materials used.
These selections were used in Photoshop to manipulate things like pavement, glass, grass, etc.
The sky was removed and replaced by a photograph I preferred after looking at the render result.
People and plants were added in Photoshop. These are alpha channel images ( no background) which can be scaled to proportion.
I hope this gives you an impression of my workflow.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 01:04:09 AM by Rob Figee »


* July 11, 2013, 12:58:02 AM
Fantastic render, something that would do well as a tutorial, going through the different steps.  Could make you some money too, always a good thing in the current climate.


* July 11, 2013, 01:01:11 AM
Thanks Mike. I'll think about it.



July 11, 2013, 03:52:32 PM
Really nice!  I could live there.  I'd want a bigger patio, though, and maybe a 3-car garage with a workshop.  Quite a workflow.  Always the test for me is the seeming reality of the rendering, and this one has it in spades!

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* July 11, 2013, 06:43:26 PM
Hi. Just to amuse myself I designed a House with garage/studio close to a small lake.
Would be great if it could be built one day.

I always admire your work.

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* July 12, 2013, 03:18:31 AM
Thanks Steve and Don.
The garage and studio are in the smaller building with a glass wall facing the north.
One could arrange a workshop in the garage space and add a carport to leave one car outside, or make the studio building deeper.



July 17, 2013, 05:19:14 AM
Nice to see that you have not over done the reflection in the lake , or could it be a Kio pond that was landscaped in to the grounds.

Arundel  8)

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* July 17, 2013, 07:50:57 AM
Thanks, Arundel. The water was a "standard water" from the set of liquids in Vue. I made it a little darker than the renderd surface to get a more visible reflection of the building.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 11:11:22 AM by Rob Figee »


July 22, 2013, 06:35:28 AM
I love it Rob! Really well done.

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* July 22, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
Thanks, Brad.
It was fun designing and modeling it.