Author Topic: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods  (Read 3075 times)

aodk

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Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:53:45 pm »
December 28, 2017, 09:53:45 pm
This is my first atempt to create a winter mood in Lumion 8 Pro.
The  image is pretty much straight out of lumion since I only adjusted the levels in Photoshop.

Let me know your thoughts.

- Lumion 8.0 Pro
- Modeled in Sketch-up and Revit.
- Scene took about 6 hours to set up.
- Rendering time: 1 Hour (I added specular, alpha, Material ID and depth passes)
- I7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX 1080, 500 GB SSD.

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 10:35:37 pm »
December 28, 2017, 10:35:37 pm
Added the summer rendering too.

I also attached a couple of new techniques with the new outlines effects. Very useful feature.



tildee

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 12:27:25 am »
December 29, 2017, 12:27:25 am
Very nice. You were faster than me, because I have a very similar winter-scene in mind that I want to realize.
Very clever to take this point of view so the snow inside is not visible..
Now it is difficult for me to top this!

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 04:59:06 am »
December 29, 2017, 04:59:06 am
Ha ha... Then I'm glad I posted it today.  :-D

Thanks for the comment and looking forward to seeing your rendering as well.

martinch

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 03:34:43 pm »
December 29, 2017, 03:34:43 pm
These look great!

I really like the first two renderings, nice atmosphere and lighting.

The sections and axon look great too.
I wonder how much psd was done on those?

Thanks for sharing AODK!
Martin

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 03:43:41 pm »
December 29, 2017, 03:43:41 pm
Thanks, martinch!

The last 3 images are heavily photoshoped but I am grateful of the new outlines feature in Lumion 8 that helped create the white lines in the Isometric.





kevinpfeiffer729

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 04:22:27 pm »
December 29, 2017, 04:22:27 pm
How did you achieve the section cuts?

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 04:55:23 pm »
December 29, 2017, 04:55:23 pm
kevinpfeiffer729,

You can find the CLIP PLANE in : Lights And Utilities / Utilities / Clip Plane

Then you can place that clip plane in your scene and rotate it to your preferred section. Keep in mind that the plane will only cut the imported objects and several lumion objects but not the ground or plants so make sure you import the site as well as hide the landscape that does not need to be shown.

For the section I use a camera with a very high focal length and position it far from the subject to create the impression of a parallel projection. Tip: remember to add 2 point perspective effect and adjust the range of rendered shadows in your shadow effect (since your camera is very far from the subject).  Export and Photoshop the rest.

Let me know if you need more clarification.
Good luck!

martinch

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 05:23:49 pm »
December 29, 2017, 05:23:49 pm
Very cool, never tried that before.
Thx

peterboodts

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:12:53 pm »
January 01, 2018, 03:12:53 pm
Very nice.
How do you get the leaves to disappear in the winter render ?

peter
Lumion PRO 7.5 - Sketchup PRO 2018 - Windows 10 PRO - i7-6800K 3.40 Ghz - 16 Go RAM - GTX 1070 8GB

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 04:59:45 pm »
January 01, 2018, 04:59:45 pm
peterboodts,

The trees are imported models and i just made the leaves invisible in the first rendering. I don't think you can do that with Lumion trees.

That is also the reason It took me about 1 hour to render that image with all the passes. The amount of polygons in the scene was ridiculously high.

Chuck B. Edwards

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 05:12:34 pm »
January 02, 2018, 05:12:34 pm
aodk,

I really like your first image!  Using imported trees and turning the leaves off is a killer idea!  Do the imported trees, slow your machine down?  Where did you get them?

Well done and thanks for sharing!
Chuck
Chuck B Edwards Landscape Architecture & 3D Visualizations
Apexx S3 - Boxx Technologies
Intel i7 six core enhanced performance processor (4.8 Ghz)
system memory - 32 GB DDR4-2666 (2-16GB DIMMS)
NVIDIA GeForce 1080ti

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 06:00:32 pm »
January 02, 2018, 06:00:32 pm
Chuck,

Adding the 3D trees does make the scene run a lot slower even on the GTX 1080 but I usually just put them on different layers and use the layer visibility effect in the cameras to turn them on just when rendering the final image.

I got the trees form Evermotion Archmodels vol. 154. You cand just import from 3D max. and texture them in Lumion.

https://evermotion.org/shop/show_product/archmodels-vol-154/11943

Here is the forum topic for importing form 3D Studio Max which is very helpful so read carefully since there are a lot of details you have to get right:
https://forum.lumion.com/model-import-guides/3d-studio-max-how-do-i-export-a-model/

I think it is worth adding your own trees at least in the foreground just to get the high level of detail.

Thank you for your comment and good luck!

AoDK


Paul Spaltman

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 01:29:45 pm »
January 03, 2018, 01:29:45 pm
Hello AODK,

Great moodful renders! And interseting techniques you used to get them (such as the section). I have 2 questions:
-These trees are also available as fbx files. You have experience with it? Seems easier as you don't need 3DMax in your workflow, because the fbx files can be imported directly into Lumion.
-You added several passes to the render, how did you do it and how did you then use these?

Well, thanks and keep up the good work!

Paul

aodk

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Re: Winter Sunset - Modern House in the woods
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 03:33:24 pm »
January 03, 2018, 03:33:24 pm
Hi Paul,

1. The answer is yes... You can load the .FBX files directly into Lumion but I always find something wrong with them that needs editing in 3D max. Like animations not working or objects that need turbosmooth-ing or the whole object not being in the project origin and thus making the grip point in lumion very far. But you do have the option of skipping Max in your workflow.

2. This is one of my pet-peeves with Lumion... You don't have the option of rendering more passes in camera mode, just in Movie mode by rendering Current Shot  and selecting the different additional output. After exporting these passes, just stack them as layers in Photoshop and change the blending option to suite the effect.

I attached an example.

Thanks for your comment. Hope my answer is helpful.