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The Sky's the limit?
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December 17, 2011, 02:08:11 PM
Well, been experimenting with Scene Luminance and have found a nice render finish......was having problems with this scene, couldn't seem to get the shadows to look right, especially around the handles.....The ceiling and beams I use 'surface and shadow options on the '3D' tab properties - turn off shadow cast. This enables the environment to fill the interior space.....to create a 'sort-of' ambient occlusion using the standard Raytrace Full rendering...

My breakthrough was the Sky - adjusting the 'min lod'. 'max lod' and 'error bound' to rid the scene of light lines that were cast onto the walls etc....

The handles were a breeze to create, using lofting profiles again.....was a bit more tricky than the tap spout in my last posts.....turned out nice again though I think :-)
« Last Edit: December 17, 2011, 05:36:20 PM by Darrel Carl Durose »

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* December 17, 2011, 03:23:03 PM
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Nice job on the modeling, Darrel. Lots of nice detail. The illumination seems somewhat confusing. It appears by the dark exterior to be a night time scene so how does the use of the skylight contribute to the illumination? The presence of a number of hot spots indicates maybe you've used point lights in a few locations to add some fill light to the scene, which is good and needed with RTF. Maybe add some lighting fixtures to the model that coorespond to the lights would add some realism.

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December 17, 2011, 04:54:20 PM
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Yeah, that region of the background is a bit of a dark spot......I think I have the sky brightness to high......I will repost a bit more accurate visual....still playing with it :-), just using standard point and spot lights at the window positions I loose the shadows the sky luminance brings them back..

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December 18, 2011, 02:42:19 PM
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Wonderfully detailed model Darrel.  Lighting is the key to good modelling...keep experimenting and thanks for sharing your insights.

Gaz

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December 18, 2011, 05:04:25 PM
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Thanks Gaz

Lighting a scene can be the hardest thing to get right.......some settings are problematic and the render won't complete........ :-(


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December 18, 2011, 10:22:34 PM
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Very nice design. The splash back on the counter tops always make a good quality fitted kitchen.
The wooden beams look great.

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December 19, 2011, 06:43:13 AM
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Thanks John,
Yeah the image I used for the beams turned out well. Wood grains can sometimes be hard to wrap on objects, to get them to look natural and sometimes you can clearly see the joint where the next image starts.
I found this one using Google search images. A technique I use is to use a image editor, copy the image, increase the canvas to double the width (or height), paste the image onto a new layer then flip that layer, that way you don't have that horrid joint line.....

The upstands I agree with you, they are also a practical solution for a finish around the brick pillars...

Regards Daz

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December 21, 2011, 08:37:01 AM
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That's a nice kitchen Darrel. I'm a fan of deep drawers like those. They are very nice and functional.

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December 21, 2011, 09:04:47 AM
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Thanks Brad,
Yeah drawers are more practical but add to the cost......but that was the customers request!.......the prominence of drawers.....not the cost of course ;-)

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