Making of a Busy City Street - Tip of the Week

Michal Franczak 2021-07-21 13:50 tutorial  > 3ds MAX  > modeling

Looking closer at Archexteriors city scene.

This city visualization is a part of Archexteriors vol. 37 - a collection of ten exterior city scenes for 3ds Max.

 

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This scene comes with all models, including all cars, streets and buildings. The most prominent is the high quality asphalt material of photo-realistic street.

 

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Wireframe render of the scene

 

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Overview of the scene. We used VrayDome lighting and VraySun to light the scene. VrayDome settings on the right.

 

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VraySun settings.

 

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The street vioew in 3ds max viewport. We have a separate background plane from street mesh.

 

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Furthermore-  we separated all painted street markings from asphalt.

 

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Selection of the street markings - it's a single object, highlighted in blue.

 

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Street material is more complicated than just usual few maps, we mixed some composite maps for achieve better result.

 

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Street material settings.

 

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Street material - maps settings

 

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Street material - maps settings

 

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Street material - maps settings

 

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Buildings are consisting of three elements - base mesh, decoration frames and windows.

 

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Windows mesh uses many interior images as an emmisive material - this approach gives us a very good results in final render.

 

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Windows mesh material.

 

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Windows frames and decoration mesh

 

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Frames and decoration material.

 

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Base mesh

 

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Base mesh material.

 

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We created the other buildings in a similar way.

 

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Base mesh.

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Base mesh materia.

 

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Car model included in the scene

 

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Models are very detailed and all visible light s have separate VrayLight sources.

 

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There is even a guy that drives it.

 

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Scene overview.

 

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HDRI map used for background

 

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Camera settings.

 

 

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This scene is wet and foggy, so we need to add some atmopshere, we used VrayAerialPerspective for this.

 

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Render settings.

Thanks for reading!

Author: Michal Franczak Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: vray cars 3dsmax street city 3dsmax cars city
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