1. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #1

    The garden in the mirror

    Hi everybody! I hope I can finish an image for this competition. Meanwhile I would like to show you my idea and progress.

    The garden in the mirror
    Pretty self explanatory, but here it goes: the garden in the mirror is taking control of this attic, and using the ivys to atract only the people who deserve to enjoy this garden, in this case the lady, who heard a noise upstairs and after opening the atticīs door she found the garden in the mirror.

    I also wanted to go agains the tide, assuming that the first thing that comes to our minds when we talk about gardens is an exterior, sunny scene full of vegetation. So I tried to resolve this whole garden idea making a very dark, mysterious interior and showing the least amount of vegetation possible.

    About the composition: I wanted some contrast between the cold interior behind the girl and the warmer ligh coming from the garden, and use a lot of guiding lines to connect the girl to the mirror (ceiling lines, floor, ivy, sun lighting, etc). So the image is kind of telling a story from left to right.
    With the dark foreground I tried to get the feeling that we are actually inside the scene, hiding behind the door and being witnesses of the whole thing.

    Thatīs all, I hope you like it and Im looking forward to see all the great images in this challenge.
    Good luck to all!

    Lautaro
    Attached Thumbnails
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	The_garden_in_the_mirror_Lautaro_Vogel.jpg 
Views:	204 
Size:	1.19 MB 
ID:	177241
     
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:45 PM. Reason: update attached file
  2. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #2

    References

    This is probably the most important part, and I have picked a lot of references. Theese are a couple of them:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	044236bfccdcce1454b2612999b4cc9e.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	523.9 KB 
ID:	177184 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3bf87d54816975e6dceb8f6db322160c.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	228.1 KB 
ID:	177185 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1395852732_thief-erin-alley-peek.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	799.2 KB 
ID:	177186 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	grandmas_attic_by_pixelmixtur-d64zsh1.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	245.5 KB 
ID:	177187
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:37 PM.
  3. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #3

    Composition tests and basic modelling

    I always start with some basic shapes to test the composition and if I think it will work, I replace those basic objects for more detailed ones.
    For the modelling I used max, marvelous designer and ivy generator.
    The chairs, cabinet and vegetation (except for the ivy) are ready models (evermotion, xfrog, hq grass).


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_1.jpg 
Views:	159 
Size:	426.3 KB 
ID:	177192 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_2.jpg 
Views:	85 
Size:	429.8 KB 
ID:	177193

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	roof_structure.JPG 
Views:	91 
Size:	115.6 KB 
ID:	177188 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ivy.JPG 
Views:	80 
Size:	74.6 KB 
ID:	177189 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	cloth.JPG 
Views:	85 
Size:	73.9 KB 
ID:	177190 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	cloth_2.png 
Views:	84 
Size:	160.8 KB 
ID:	177191Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mirror.JPG 
Views:	82 
Size:	44.4 KB 
ID:	177713


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	composition.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	1.11 MB 
ID:	177710
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:38 PM.
  4. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #4

    Materials and lighting

    For the wooden materials I used corona displacement with a very low size, as I wanted it to look really rough.
    I also used corona multi-texture for the floor and ceiling as them were created with floor generator.
    There are only three light sources in the scene: corona sun/sky, corona light in the door, and one hidden corona light in front of the mirror, wich will give me more control later on using the light passes to control the intensity of each light.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Scene_lights.JPG 
Views:	87 
Size:	67.3 KB 
ID:	177196 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Wire_viewport.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	624.7 KB 
ID:	177198
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Shader_01.JPG 
Views:	91 
Size:	202.1 KB 
ID:	177199 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shader_02.JPG 
Views:	72 
Size:	203.4 KB 
ID:	177200 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shader_03.JPG 
Views:	66 
Size:	172.0 KB 
ID:	177201
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:39 PM.
  5. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #5

    Raw render and render passes

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	972.0 KB 
ID:	177203 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CESSENTIAL_Direct.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	859.3 KB 
ID:	177204 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CESSENTIAL_Indirect.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	615.6 KB 
ID:	177205 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CESSENTIAL_Reflect.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	432.5 KB 
ID:	177206
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CESSENTIAL_Refract.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	185.1 KB 
ID:	177207 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CESSENTIAL_Translucency.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	361.1 KB 
ID:	177208 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CMasking_Mask.jpg 
Views:	69 
Size:	23.3 KB 
ID:	177209 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CoronaLight001.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	634.4 KB 
ID:	177210
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CoronaLight005.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	698.3 KB 
ID:	177211 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CoronaSun001.jpg 
Views:	74 
Size:	520.7 KB 
ID:	177212 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_Environment.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	349.8 KB 
ID:	177213 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CShading_BloomGlare.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	172.1 KB 
ID:	177214
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	the_secret_garden_vogel_lautaro_CMasking_WireColor.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	741.0 KB 
ID:	177215
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:39 PM.
  6. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #6

    Photo

    I asked my beautiful girlfriend to be the main character for this image, and I took this photo with a Nikon D5200 and a 18-55mm kit lens The photo parameters are:
    18mm, 1/40, F3.5, ISO100

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Photo.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	1.18 MB 
ID:	177222
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:47 PM.
  7. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #7

    Post

    For the post production I used only photoshop.
    I adjusted the lights, contrast, color, and added some dirt, spider-webs and vignette to the image.
    As I wanted a very dramatic feeling I desaturated the image a lot and played with the cyan and green colors.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	00_Raw.jpg 
Views:	91 
Size:	1.01 MB 
ID:	177223 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	01_bloom.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	985.7 KB 
ID:	177224 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	02_dirt.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	1,019.9 KB 
ID:	177225 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	03_dirt2.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	1,019.1 KB 
ID:	177226
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	04_girl.jpg 
Views:	85 
Size:	1,017.6 KB 
ID:	177227 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	05_girl2.jpg 
Views:	80 
Size:	1,017.3 KB 
ID:	177228 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	06_effects.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	1,015.7 KB 
ID:	177229 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	08_effects2.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	980.7 KB 
ID:	177230
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	09_effects3.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	980.8 KB 
ID:	177231 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10_curves.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	1.05 MB 
ID:	177232 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	12_final.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	1.18 MB 
ID:	177233
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:40 PM.
  8. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #8

    Final entry

    this is the final image, done hesitate to give me your critics (constructive or non-constructive, both are welcome)
    Good look to everybody!

    Lautaro

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	The_garden_in_the_mirror_Lautaro_Vogel.jpg 
Views:	140 
Size:	1.19 MB 
ID:	177238

    Software used:
    3dmax, marvelous designer, corona, photoshop.

    Ready models used:
    Chairs, cabinet and vegetation models: Evermotion, Xfrog, Hq grass.
    Last edited by LV_LV; 2017-01-17 at 02:48 PM.
  9. Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    35
    #9

    Very nice!! Congrats!
  10. Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    17
    #10

    Thanks!
You need to be logged in to leave a comment. You don't have account? Register now.
Best of Evermotion
The best works from the Forum Gallery picked by Evermotion staff