Making of Autumn Scene

Michał Franczak 2014-11-13 13:37 tutorial  > 3ds MAX  > texturing

Learn how Evermotion artist created this beautiful autumn scene from Archmodels vol. 100 collection.

You can buy Archmodels vol. 100 in Evermotion Shop. This scene was modeled and set with 3DS Max and rendered with V-Ray (check V-Ray price!). It is not very complicated scene. It contains one camera, sun lamp and a couple of trees from Archmodels vol. 100 collection. The autumn mood is achieved not only with realistic models, but also with subtle volumetric light effect. This scene was made by Barbara Witkowska from Evermotion, trees were made by Evermotion team.

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This is the final image after post production.

 

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Various models used in this scene.

 

Scene setup

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View from camera

 

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Overview of modeled scene. You can see that there are some leaves without branches or bark on the far plane. It was made on purpose, because we didn't want to make this scene very heavy. Fast workflow is achieved also thanks to VrayProxies (all leaves models). Some closer branches of trees are showed in viewport as boxes. It also speeds up the viewport.

 

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As you can see, some trees are not placed on the plane, but over and under it. It is not visible to camera. The only thing that counts is the great quality of render output, even if it means putting a tree below the groundplane.

 

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Ground is a simple poly with VrayDisplacement Modifier.

 

Lighting and environment

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Ground displacement map

 

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Ground material

 

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Camera settings

 

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VraySun settings

 

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These boxes are the brnaches of a tree on the second plane on the left. We changed the display of one of them to normal (the branch in the middle).

 

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The rest of branches have "Display as box" option enabled, so they do not slow down the viewport too much.

 

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This debris is a proxy representation of leaves that are laying on the ground. we made it from leaves that are part of trees models that come with this collection. We used more than one type of leaves to achieve various colors of leaves.

 

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Old, dry leaf material

 

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A bush (bush01 model) visible on the left side of scene.

 

Materials

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Bush material (1)

 

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Bush material (2)

 

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Bush material (3)

 

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Bush material (4)

 

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Bush material (5)

 

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Bush material (6)


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Bush material (7)

 

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Bush material maps

 

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VrayEnvironmentfog gives this nice volumetric effect.

 

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Render settings

 

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The post-production was very subtle. we sharpened the image and made volumetric light more visible.

 

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Final scene again.

 Thanks for reading! :)

 

Author: Michał Franczak Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: scene archmodels autumn archmodelsvol.100
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mikcikgodon12:56:51  |  14-11-2014
Why did you use VrayBlend material for the leaves/bush i dont understand that...?
dr_After08:45:26  |  18-11-2014
vrayblend material is used to make the sides of leaves different. You can also use Vray2Sided material for that, of course.
Sagarika08:04:29  |  21-11-2014
Nice tutorial Sir. I need more tutorials.Will you help me.
mikcikgodon13:00:28  |  24-11-2014
dr_After: Thats interesting, is there any reason/advantage to using VrayBlendMtl over (instead) of Vray2SidedMtl? thanks

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