The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 1 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas By : Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasSoftware used: Autocad 2010, Google Sketchup 6, Vray for Sketchup (Vray Core 1.49.84), and Adobe Photoshop Cs4This is not a step by step tutorial. My aim to this “The making of modern minimalist house “ is to give you some tips and tricks, ideas, additional knowledge about software I use and I’ll show you my process in creating this render. From 2d to 3d Architectural Visualization.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 2 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas MODELING After finishing the floor plan, next step is exporting the autocad to sketchup. The versionof cad file must be compatible with the sketchup you are using. In my case I’m using Autocad 10for 2d , and sketchup 6 for 3d. so before I import cad file in sketchup, first I must convert the cadfile into older version, like version 2004 or 2005 for me to be able to open it in sketchup. imagebelow shows how to properly import the cad files in sketchup. This is going to be the result of importing cad file in sketchup. After this, you can nowstart model the house.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 3 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas For realism, i want the edge of my concrete walls to be soft . I can easly make this byusing one of my favorite sketchup plugin, RoundEdge plugin (by Bezier).
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 4 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas After picking the corners of concrete I wanted to be smooth, I can now adjust the offset(radius) by 25 mm in thr Round corner parameter. As shown by the image below. This is the result of using the RoundEdge plugin (by Bezier).
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 5 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas After long hours of modeling, here is the finished model without texture. And here is the finished model with texture, most of texture I used in this model can befound at the paint bucket (default sketchup 6 materials).
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 6 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Now that im done with modeling and texturing, I can now proceed to setting the lightingin my scene. This is the one of the most important part if you want to achieve a good realisticrendering.I change the face style from “shaded with texture” to “shaded” for me to have a clearview on how the the lighting creates shadows in the scene. Now im satisfied with result of my lighting, I will proceed now to my camera setting.I whatmy scene to be in a normal view (man’s eye view). I change te face style from “shaded” to“wireframe” . it helps me to see the horizon line (the red line) in the scene. After determining thehorinzon line,save the create and save the scene.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 7 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas TEXTURING AND MATERIALS SETTING I will show you the materials setting i used in this model, together I attached texture,diffuse, bump, displacement maps.Window glass settingCarpaint setting
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 8 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasTypical concrete settingColors I used as concrete
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 9 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasConcrete normal bump mapGrass setting
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 10 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasGrass diffuseGrass displacement
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 11 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasWood setting (sunWood texture (sun barrier in the front)
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 12 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasRoad mapRoad map diffuse
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 13 By: Jonathan Pagaduan IgnasRoad map normal bump
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 14 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas RENDER SETTINGS My rendering engine is Vray core 1.49.84. This is the render setting I usually used whenits comes to exterior rendering. This setting is based on the default setting. I just change theother parameter.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 15 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas This is the settings of my GI(skylight) and Background settings (DAY SCENE). Below isthe raw vray render.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 16 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas And this is the settings of GI(skylight) and Background settings (SUNSET SCENE).Below is the raw vray render.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 17 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas POST–PRODUCTION This is my workflow in Post-production and I use Photoshop Cs4. i learned my style byvisiting some forums about photo enhancement. I hope this tips and tricks of mine serves as anadditional knowledge in your skills in Photoshop. Image below is my rendered image saved in png format .as you can see it hgas nobackground. I want this image to be my sky background .
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 18 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas I place the sky background layer behind the rendered image. Adjust now the brightness and contrast of your sky background. Click the backgroundimage layer and hit CTRL+M (curves) just like the image below. To achieve more lively sky background, go to Filter>Distort>Diffuse Glow…
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 19 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Click the upper layer (redered image) then go to Layer>Merge Down or hit CTRL+E tocombine the rendered image and your sky background.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 20 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Hit CTRL+M (curves) again to add contrast and brightness in the image. I want the colors of my image to be more lively , we can now proceed to color balancing.Hit CRTL+B, under tone balance, click the Shadows. Then try to play the colors( this dependson your taste).
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 21 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Hit CRTL+B again, under tone balance, click Midtones. Adjust again the colors. Hit CRTL+B again, under tone balance, click Highlights. Finally adjust again thecolors (last part of color balancing).
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 22 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Adding Vignette on your image adds drama and makes it more photo realistic. Thereare 2 ways to d this effect. 1st go to Filtter>Distort>Lens Correction… Then you can adjust theamount of vignette effect. And below image is my 2nd way to create that effect. First, create anew layer and put it in above the image layer., then color it with black by using paint bucket tool.Change the blending mode to soft light. Use eraser tool and erase the part you don’t want to bedarken. After adding vignette, now next step is to add Chromatic Aberration. - color distortioncaused by lens defect: an optical aberration in a lens, caused by a defect, leading to coloredlight of different colors being refracted differently. Duplicate the image layer. Click and drap the layer to the “add new layer icon” then go toFilter>Distort>Lens Correction…
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 23 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas Don’t give too much Chromatic Aberration effect because it will destroy yourrendered image. In this image, below shows my settings in Chromatic Aberration. Use Eraser tool to erase the area you don’t want to be affected with the Vignetteand the Chromatic aberration effect. I doing this to emphasize the sharp areas of therendered image. after this, you can now merge it down to the first layer.
The making of MODERN MINIMALIST HOUSE 24 By: Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas The last part my post-production. I add frames, and my signature logo forpresenatation. (optional) you can hit CRTL+M (curve) again if you still want too adjustthe brightnes and contrast of your image.Final image I hope this “the making of modern minimalist house” will help you in your 3dvisualization. Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed it.Created by:Jonathan Pagaduan Ignasg_hands03@yaho.com