January 05, 2019, 10:38:49 am
I was looking for a way to create a realistic looking roof made of palm leaves, very common in tropical architecture. For instance in Florida Tiki huts have palm leaf roofs, made by local indigenous communities. I finally tried the new 3D grass material and that was by far the best looking palm leaf material. The model was created in Archicad and I did a little post processing in Lightroom. The project is a school that we're planning to build in an indigenous village at the banks of the Lawa river in Surinames interior called Kawemhakan (also known as Lawa). The modelling took about half a day, and same for the scene setup. Renders took about 20 seconds to 1 minute with a Nvidia 970M graphics card, 16gb intgernal memory and a 3 year old i7 processor. Rendered with Lumion pro 9.