Making of Swiss house

Anatolii Nikolaiev 2015-09-28 11:35 tutorial  > 3ds MAX  > modeling

Arch-viz tutorial by Anatolii Nikolaiev.

Hello to all readers! My name is Anatolii Nikolaiev and I want to present you “making-off” for one of my last projects of 3d visualization - "Swiss house" House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer Architect.

The scene was made in 3ds Max and was rendered in Corona-renderer v.1.2.1. The models of greenery used in the scene come from:

So, let’s begin. I found such a great reference "House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer Architect" by surfing the Internet and decided to reproduce it in 3d as detailed as possible. 

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Reference image.
 

 

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Reference image 2.
 

 

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Reference image 3

 

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Also I selected a few beautiful references with fog. 

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Final render 1.

 

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Final render 2.

 

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Final render 3.

 

Modeling

Modeling is quite easy, so I`m going to tell you just about a few moments. 

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I corrected a perspective for my reference by using a tool perspective match. I created a camera direct by hot keys Ctrl+C and locked it.

 

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Further I made an extent (volume) of the house – the model isn’t complicated. Almost the whole model consists of simple boxes and a few boolean options for round windows creating.

 

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I've got many questions about realistic wood. For the wood I used a script - Floor Generator. As we know, the script works only in horizontal plane, but we need it in vertical one. So we choose a polygon of wall where we need to create a wood and make a copy of this polygon. Swing it into horizontal position. Then drive the script and create the wood. Swing the completed wood into vertical position and put it on the right place.

 

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On this level the modeling of the house is finished. Then I downloaded some furniture models into the house and started the main part of this project – planting of greenery. I used such models of grass from the Evermotion Archmodels vol.124 and Archmodels vol.126 collections.

 

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For grass placing I used corona-scatter. It's not as functional as MultiScatter, but for this project it was enough. I created three different scatters, each of them has its own individual plane. 

 

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To save a control over the bush textures on the foreground I downloaded them by using x-ref and planted them manually.

 

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Grass models on the foreground were planted in the same way.

 

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The trees are also from the Evermotion Archmodels vol.58 catalog.

 

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The trees were converted in corona proxy and planted manually.

 

Lighting 

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For lighting hdri map from the cgsckies resource was used. Considering that the atmosphere of the image has to be dull and foggy, I rolled the hdri for each view for avoiding of the sharp shadows.

 

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Lighting.

 

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For the night view I added corona lights into interior with such settings.

 

Materials 

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Materials in this scene are quite simple; I’ll show some of them. Wood. It is a Multi\Sub-object material. I used Multitextures from CG-Source for it.

 

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Glass. I added a noise map with a big radius into bump slot for getting an asperity in reflections. That’s the details which make a photorealism.

 

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The reflections in the glass. I created some planes and added a texture with a great landscape and fog. I used Corona light material. I unchecked "cast shadows" and "visible directly". this way the planes are invisible on render and do not mess with HDRI. This way I achieved beautiful reflections in the glass.

 

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I left default materials of greenery, only corrected translucency and bump in some copies.

 

Post-production

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Photoshop was used for post-production. Let’s look at the raw render.

 

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Raw render.

 

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I also rendered zdepth map which helped me to simulate fog in Photoshop and reflection map which helped to tweak reflections.

 

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Zdepth.

 

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Post-production in Photoshop.

 

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Final image 1.

 

 

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Final image 2.

 

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Final image 3. Thanks for reading!
Author: Anatolii Nikolaiev Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: 3dsmax corona swisshouse anatoliinikolaiev
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Nikolaiev19:18:46  |  28-09-2015
Hi guys, enjoy for reading! View this work on my behance [url="http://behance.net//"]www.behance.net/gallery/28801379/CGI-Exterior-Swiss-house-Part-2[/url]
stephenhughes9911:01:10  |  29-09-2015
Great work Anatolii, I have a question - when you say "I rolled the hdri for each view for avoiding of the sharp shadows", what do you mean by 'rolled' the hdri? Which setting on the rollout do you change and how does this affect the shadows. This looks like a really useful technique so I would be keen to understand it more. Thanks, Stephen
Nikolaiev22:41:37  |  29-09-2015
Thank you! I adjust the settings of horizontal rotation hdri.
Sult07:55:01  |  30-09-2015
Cool making of ;) Крассава одногруппник ;) Уже мэйкинг офы выдаешь 8)
Alpenshiva09:19:16  |  01-10-2015
Perfectly done! Congratulations. Absolutely realistic. Which background image are you using in the material editor? Thanks, Harry
aksatastudio05:37:02  |  13-10-2015
sorry i want to ask how where can so we can mung upload tutorial as the tutorial making of Swiss house Thank you...
stapic21:03:05  |  15-10-2015
Great work! I want to ask you about noise on glass...In your case, what is the radius and bump size? Thank you very much.
aksatastudio06:00:53  |  20-10-2015
im sorry how to post this tutorial I have a tutorial that I want to share

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