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3. Textures & Shaders
4. Lighting and rendering
5. Compositing and Post-Production
With that approach you can take best of your time. Important thing is to think at start to make some concept of final effect. Without an general idea it is pointless to start working on details.
Having all those facts we could start gathering some materials. At first we had to develop main concept of project. After a short Brainstorm came up very rough idea. Project will be small contemporary loft, with lot of decorative details, fabrics and so one making it feel inhabited. We managed to convince our Client that sunny day lighting could not be the best option here and we get the acceptation for colorful sunset making final image even more cozy and homelike.
We knew that the project will involve a lot of stuff, so we started from preparing models of key elements, crucial for our project. All project were done using Autodesk 3ds max 2014.
Main concept of composition
It is common in our work-flow that we prepare main composition of view and send it to our client. I t is very important to have accepted basic plan before starting further work with materials, lighting and details.
Those are couple of concepts, showing the progress how the idea evolved.
At this moment we could start working on details
At first we started to add details to our room. Wooden ceiling is done with floor generator to achieve automatic UVW mapping and ID’s set properly for multitexture map ( both great Plug-ins can be downloaded from www.cg-source.com). Then with poly modeling we added main wooden blocks and metal legars. Floor is done simply with floorgenerator. We get the dimensions of real floor boards from the client and use them in floorgenerator.
We have received a list of accessories to use. So our task was to model them from the photos. There wasn’t anything very hard or tricky, just a lot of work.
– For those glass vessel we used Lathe with Turbosmooth
– Lanterns were modeled with poly modeling. Spiral elements on cylindrical Lanterns are done with the help of Twist and Bend modifier.
– Set of three small decorative vases are identical simple 3 models with turbosmooth modifier. On all of them are placed Displace modifiers applied on selection of polygons. To all of those modifiers we put different 3d procedural maps(noise and cellular),
– Sofa is modeled with poly modeling, starting from simple base mesh and constantly adding details. Pillows and Fabrics were made with Marvelous Designer, which is amazing software for such work. After importing meshes to 3ds max we applied ProOptimizer modifier to simplify meshes a bit.
– Other accessories were made in similar way, using mainly poly modeling. We are trying to start setting UVW mapping’s just after modeling object. This way we end up with scene ready to applying shaders.
Our first set of products are textures of wooden floors. They are in extremely high resolution and quality. Every single plank is unique, hand picked and precisely verified. The resolution of textures is about 200px on one cm in reality, so will suit the most requiring projects. One plank leght is 25 000px. Our aim is to provide the highest quality products for CGI artists.
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After finishing modeling process we started to create materials. At beginning we used great CONVERTER SCRIPT which allowed us to convert our Vray materials for Corona materials. It all needs of course a little tweaks and changes, but overall the effect of converter was surprisingly good. Materials are generally quite simple, below there are a couple of them shown:
It is a simple Corona Material. In Diffuse there is a falloff mixing two the same textures. They are only darkened and brightened using color Correct Map. We are very often using ColorCorrect map instead default 3ds max ColorCorrection map as in our opinion it gives much more flexibility of Color-grading different textures and maps. In displacement is Composite map mixing Diffuse map with hand-painted black-white displacement map.
In floor we used textures done especial for that project. We had received the real samples of planks from our customer, and using big-formatted scanner prepared textures( about 25000 px length of single plank). The same way we are doing our textures, which you can find on our store.
In floor material we used CoronaRaySwitchMtl to avoid exaggerated color bleeding effect from light bouncing from our quite saturated floor. Textures are loaded using MultiTexture plugin from cg-source.com, allowing us with floorgenerator to get extra randomness and great quality in just few clicks.
In Fabric blind the most important is to set proper translucency and check Thin(no refraction) option in refraction roll-out
All other materials are done in the same method, using good quality textures and mostly basic Corona Mtl.
After preparing basic shaders on all models, it comes time for the best part, working with Light. We had some certain imagination of color grading which we have wanted to get. It is difficult to achieve late evening lighting with maintaining all details of products.
We have chosen one reference image of sky in the dusk to get nice colors of dusk lighting.
To achieve as much of control as it is possible there was taken decision to not use sun/sky system or HDRI lighting. Instead of that we tried to reproduce needed dusk lighting with Area lights.
Next step was preparing very rough environment to get realistic look of window-views. To lit it in natural way, there was added sun/sky with lowered Intensity
Compositor softwares are prepared to handle very big amount of datas as big resolutions and footages.
Any changes made in renders immediate affects post-production project output
Using some kind of Compositor software train yourself and prepare for animation approach
We are aware that a lot of great CG artists are doing post-production in painting software like Photoshop etc, but we highly recommend trying some kind of compositor software like Fusion, Nuke or After Effects.
Final stage was adding little hair-like details to carpet in photoshop, They were simply done as overpainting from parts of photos found in internet.