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Bathroom – every cg designers forte

This is yesterday (noon): 
“Bathrooms must be the must appreciated room to design as a 3D artist, with the high reflection surfaces, glass, mosaic etc. Feels like you can get a pretty decent picture without much effort.”

This is today:
Yesterday, when I came home 17.00, I spent 7-8 hours working on this new bathroom as I during the day had convinced myself that it’s an easy way of getting a good looking picture. Well, I wasn’t all wrong, but damn it’s harder than I thought. I mainly tried to get the lightning good, which was easier said than done in this case as the windows is pretty small compared to the room. There wasn’t enough light in there so I tried to compensate with IES and area lights from behind to sort of simulate lamps in the room. The result was ok but still not satisfactory.

The materials were as usual a bit of a challenge at first but once the materials mostly used in the scene were done I could apply them to everything similar. (Chrome, mosaic, dark wood, reflective white etc) The shower glass took some time and was actually really hard despite my thoughts yesterday. The reflection didn’t look good and it looked more like something REALLY thin was hovering over the floor and generally looked like shit. So I made the glass frosty, but I’m still not happy with the result.

As a background in the windows I’ll have some trees or something later on, and as I am looking for photorealistic result it should be an overexposed background as the room is very dark and if I was there in reality taking this picture the background would never be visible due to the long shutter speed.

Enough talking, this is the preview result from yesterday:



Some render settings for the project

render settings

3D Test rendering video

Rendered a test of the current scene, no audio, just to get a good look of the final render. Looking forward to it 🙂

An unexpected surprise, but a good one

This is the 1st testpicture, rendered with low settings. I expected total shit as the first picture you render from a scene usually is but actually it looked okay haha! Should be a walk in the park from here, will get into detail and fix the rest of the materials on the outside, take a break as it is friiiiday, and fix the rest on sunday.

ha det gott!

progress8 test av material


Sketchup has done enough

Done in sketchup for now, time for import to 3Ds max! Should be interesting to see the results of such deep work in sketchup, usually you just make BASIC structure and fill everything in a 3D program later on. It’s really fun though, can’t believe it’s for free. 🙂 Well this is right now. Will post again when the scene looks photorealistic.



Something big this way comes

Been building on something big for the next house project. It’ll become a big villa with balcony around the corner of the house and probably a swimming pool at the base. Right now I’m working out measures for windows and doors to get the correct lighting with v-ray later on in 3Ds MAX. It’ll look great 🙂

something big