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lynn22

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French suburbia
« on: January 31, 2009, 02:04:27 pm »

This is my next project in the making, a "maison bourgeoise" (bourgeois house) with on the left and the back a park and some more details I'm still thinking of.

That's why I'm looking for realistic trees to simulate the park.
The plants with the yellow flowers are made with PlantStudio and it's OK since they are too far to show any detail. Trees however, are a totally different matter.
I trawled pages and pages of the major search engines results and nothing more came up. It's likely that there is a little gem out there but for now it's lost in cyberspace ;)
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 04:11:49 pm »

It is already looking great.  Lets see how it develops.  I am not familiar with French climate, so I cannot comment on trees or shrubs there.

However a few suggestions,
1.  Proportion of the whole building.  Try to work on it a little, looks a little blocky, try to make it more taller and work on the sides of the building to give it a more "residence" look.

2.  I think you need to "space apart " the windows.  They look crammed.

3.  Try to make the decoration work around the windows thinner and more delicate.

4. Also increase the width of the slab between the ground floor and first floor.  You can leave some space above the windows on the ground floor.

5.  Also try to indent the stone work of foundation from the walls.  It is looking too flat.

I know the final result is going to come out nicely.  Looking forward to "housewarming".
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 09:49:58 pm »

Very nice lynn.
The front door is really good.
The chimney brick texture looks a little inconsistant with the rest of your model IMHO.

Carrara has a fairly good tree modeller but it may not be realistic enough for what you want.
Maybe worth a look
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 12:18:40 am »

I agree with the comments above, the proportions need some work definately!

But very nice start so far! Do you use any reference images? Cause I dont remember seeing this style of houses much in france.. Maybe i just havent been in the rich suburbs, as this seems to be in ;)

I'm sorry I cant help with tree models.. the best way is to make them yourself of course ;)
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French suburbia - Updated
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 09:58:39 pm »

It's been long in the coming but here it is.

Between fixing the proportions, guys you were right the ref image had it perspective somewhat out of synch, and finding extra software it has taken me longer than expected.

The house is modeled and textured in Anim8or, the scenery and render are Vue7.
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 10:05:48 pm »

nice.

great textures
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 10:21:29 pm »

Hey, that is a nice render! The house is well modeled & i like the textures! Its incredible how much better the lighting and surrounding a render make look..


I suggest though, that you don't get too attached to Vue, it is mainly a tool to quickly make foilage and get a nice render quickly.. So if that is your goal go ahead :D To get a good understanding of lighting and surroundings it is a good strategie to also improve your lighting skills in other 3d programs.

Good work nonetheless! Its not really possible to achieve that in anim8or at the moment, so its good you found this method! Keep it up!
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 10:37:47 pm »

wow the lighting and the textures make a big difference in the render. Looks Great!!!
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 06:47:13 am »

Hey, this is looking really nice. Which version or Vue7 are you using, the PLE or did you buy a copy?
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 07:54:28 am »

Beautiful work. My only c would be the bush in the foreground is letting the render down. Specifically leaves look out  of proportion and where it joins the ground looks unnatural. A few blades of grass breaking up the fence line would really help.

Its a great render as everyone else has said. You've come  a long way.
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 11:21:12 pm »

Thank you all, much appreciated.

I've used Terragen for many years but it does not let you export anything other than the terrain mesh, not even the corresponding textures so in that respect it is pretty useless for me. I'll now have to figure out how to export whole scenes from Vue to import in Anim8or (I haven't tried it yet) so that I can have a more realistic scenery in my animations.
BTW I also had a go in 3DS Max, Carrara and Bryce and for me nothing beats Anim8or for modeling.
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 09:43:06 am »

Once again, lovely work Lynn22.  The final render is a lovely illustration, I particularly like the effect of the curtains in the window and the absolutely gorgeous front door.  The only thing I can pick on is the depth of the shadows.  From the angle of the light it is probably either Summer: mid morning or mid afternoon, or Winter: closer to noon.  Either way, it is clearly a sunny day.  This does mean distinct shadows (your shadow softness is excellent by the way) but I think your shadows are a bit too dark, especially on the shadowed wall of the house at right of image and the shadow of the foreground plant.  On sunny days there is always a lot of secondary reflected light bouncing around in all directions, in this case from the distant hills and clouds as well as the grass and trees near the house.  This means that the only truly black parts of the image should be those areas where very little light can get to, such as deep inside the foliage of the tree at left (looks great as it is).  Perhaps doing an ambient occlusion render, like in your (awesome) courtyard image and overlaying it with this image would do the trick.  Alternatively, perhaps a dim spotlight at right, gently illuminating the dark side of the house with a slightly yellow/green tinged light might be effective.  As always though, really lovely work.
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 12:33:00 pm »

Good render! I like the bushes and the house is perfect
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 02:30:27 pm »

ensoniqs was a cool crittique theres a lot to consider regarding light.....all very enlightening.ho ho.
great stuff lynn.
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Re: French suburbia
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2009, 12:34:30 am »

Thank you for your nice comments.

ENSONIQ5, are you into "painting with light" (photography). Your suggestions are very much appreciated. I tried rendering with a less dark shadow but that takes out some of the black across the whole image making it lose it's crispness and looking on the verge of washed out.

Anyway I think this is a nice compromise.
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