Making of a warm loft - Tip of the Week

Michał Franczak 2015-08-20 15:17 tutorial  > 3ds MAX  > texturing

Breakdown of a scene from Archinteriors vol. 42.

This scene is available in Archinteriors vol. 42 collection.

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Final render after post-production.
 
 

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Final render - camera 2.
 
 

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View from top.
 

 

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View from camera 1, as seen through 3ds Max viewport.
 
 

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View from camera 2, 3ds Max viewport.
 

 

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View from camera 1, material and object color enabled in viewport.
 

 

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View from camera 2, material and object color enabled.
 
 

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Surrounding cylinder contains background map - a common way to deal with far plane in architectural visualziations. This cylinder does not accept shadows, of course.
 

 

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Cylinder seen from front view.
 

 

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Cylinder material with background bitmap. For better reflections control, we used two versions of the bitmap that slightly differ with intensity.
 
 

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Bitmap for base material (color - 4,0)
 

 

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Bitmap for reflect material (color - 16,0)
 

 

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The building is made of many layers. On the image above you can see inside walls.
 
 

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Walls material.
 
 

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Building elevation - it is not seen by camera, so it's standard V-ray material.
 
 

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Wooden planks are covering big surface inside the loft.
 
 

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Planks - close up.
 
 

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Planks material.
 
 

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Planks material, bitmap settings.
 
 

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Planks material - reflection glossiness bitmap settings.
 
 

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Windows in the roof.
 
 

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Windows - glass material - standard refractive material with 1,0 glossiness.
 
 

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Windows frame material.
 
 

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Building layers - gif animation.
 
 

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Floor.
 
 

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Floor material.
 
 

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Camera 2 settings.
 
 

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Camera 1 settings.
 
 

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Fireplace model.
 
 

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Fireplace material.
 
 

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Fireplace material - bitmap settings.
 
 

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A bench model.
 
 

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Bench surface material.
 
 

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Shelves.
 
 

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Shelves have holey surfaces. Close-up. 
 
 

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Shelves reflective material.
 
 

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Top light settings - it's skylight portal.
 
 

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Another skylight portal behind front windows.
 
 

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Skylight portal behind the building.
 
 

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And the last skylight portal in small window.
 
 

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V-ray light lister.
 
 
 

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Main light source is put in Environment slot - it is VraySky.
 
 
 

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VraySky is desaturated with color correction node.
 
 
 

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Render settings.
 
 
 
 

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Raw render.
 
 
 

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Post-production in Photoshop. At the bottom you can see RGB layer. Next layer softens image a bit, above is desaturation layer with very small desaturation amount. reflection and refraction layers are put in screen mode. First lighting layer (mode: screen) adds brightness to image, second (mode: overlay) increases contrast. At the top we have vignette.
 
 
 

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Final render. Thanks for reading! :)
 
This scene is available in Archinteriors vol. 42 collection.
 
Author: Michał Franczak Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: wooden loft tip warm
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