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Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:27:46 am »
February 10, 2018, 01:27:46 am
Here are some of my first images using lumion 8 and my process for photomatching. I used on site photography and masked the renderings into the photograhs then added entourage ontop to hide the seams. The program I use to line up the lumion view port with the photos is called On Top Replica. It basically works like digital trace paper. You can have one window over the other at 50% opacity and allows you to click and control the window underneath. Let me know if you have any other questions about my process.

Feature Graphics

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 08:56:58 pm »
February 10, 2018, 08:56:58 pm
Dusk shot in Winter

kevinpfeiffer729

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 04:27:05 pm »
February 12, 2018, 04:27:05 pm
Fantastic work as always.

Would like a tutorial video of your workflow with the photomatching. Also you preferred method of 'streak' car lights!

ELITE 3D

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:24:23 pm »
February 12, 2018, 07:24:23 pm
i agree,i would love to see this process, and if anyone has advice on lights streaks it is something i just cant get right, insanely awesome work keep it up :)

mrosillo

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:25:27 pm »
February 12, 2018, 08:25:27 pm
Hi, i was just wondering when will you be publishing new renderings and as always they´re amazing and motivational.
I was wondering, before using the tracing paper like software, do you match the Focal distance or of your camera´s lens (lets say a 35mm) in Lumion? or just trial and error with the slider?

Chuck B. Edwards

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 07:47:00 pm »
February 14, 2018, 07:47:00 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

That is just fricken awesome!!

Great job as always and thanks for sharing the inspiration!!!

Chuck
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jaymike

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:47 pm »
February 14, 2018, 10:54:47 pm
yeah. that's pretty awesome!

Fuchx

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 04:49:38 pm »
February 21, 2018, 04:49:38 pm
I was wondering, before using the tracing paper like software, do you match the Focal distance or of your camera´s lens (lets say a 35mm) in Lumion? or just trial and error with the slider?

You have to think about the sensor in your camera. For me its a Canon 7D with a APS-C Sensor.
Lumion uses a full frame Sensor in the digital camera. If I shoot a photo at 18mm focal length i have to convert it to full frame. If you use a zoom Lens always shoot in digital negative. That way you can see the actual focal length you shoot with in PS.

For example 18mm Cmos * 1.6 = 28,8 mm Fullframe or 28,8mm in Lumion.
for better understanding there is a nice example image at wiki


Thats how it works. After that you have to push the picture around until you hit that sweetspot.

Niklas

Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 08:52:30 pm »
February 21, 2018, 08:52:30 pm
Thanks for the tips Niklas.  :)

Fuchx

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 12:33:42 pm »
February 22, 2018, 12:33:42 pm
Hello Guys,

i had a closer look at those pictures and have some questions.
Am I right that you dont mask around the real enviroment ?
That was one of my main problems with photos so far. Trees are a hell to mask around.

You´re deleting the complete environment put your render in there and fill the space with cutout Images ?
Im sure you are trying to get the render as close to photo quality as possible.
At the end do you colorcorrect your Photo or your rendering :D ?

I know that were some questions :P

btw very great Images you got there ;)

Thank in advance

Niklas

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 12:34:46 am »
February 27, 2018, 12:34:46 am
Yeah I do mask some of the real environment and that takes some time. I also replace the skies as well so I have more control. There is quite a bit of ps work envolved but in my experience it's faster to just move trees and people around in ps than to do so in lumion and re-render. The main goal though is to use png cutouts of people, trees, and plantings to mask the seams between the rendering and the photo.

In terms of the focal legnth there's probably a more scientific way to do it but I've just found out online what the focal legnth was for my camera and matched it in lumion. I think it was 22mm or something like that. However for alot of my image I use Microsofts Image Composite Editor to stitch multiple photos together in a panorama. The key is choosing the orthographic one that doesn't distort any of the lines of perspective.

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 01:54:16 am »
February 27, 2018, 01:54:16 am
Here are some more views

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 02:02:56 am »
February 27, 2018, 02:02:56 am
The otherside

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 10:14:36 pm »
February 28, 2018, 10:14:36 pm
Courtyard View

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Re: Photomatched Seattle Center Apartments
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 08:42:23 am »
March 01, 2018, 08:42:23 am
Aerial