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Old 5th November 2005, 04:16 AM   #1
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Not so much a work in progress any more as a project that's been on the back burner for a bit. The place isn't quite finished enough for a gallery submission --- there's no knob on the front door, no light fixtures, etc. Just thought I'd share...

There are actually two models here, one for just the porch, the other for the whole house.

The two renders were done in trueSpace. The rest of the shots are in AC3D.

Most modeling done, and texturing applied, in AC3D.

EDIT: the only non-ac3d model is the cloth under the bucket in the first shot --- this was done with a trueSpace cloth simulation.





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Old 5th November 2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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Very nice and stylish work 8)
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 5th November 2005, 01:23 PM   #3
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:shock: WOW - incredible piece of work - may I ask how long that took?

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Old 5th November 2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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Thanks very much for the kind words!


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may I ask how long that took?

Way too long . I didn't log my hours, but I spent two months in my spare time tinkering with the house and porch. The vast majority of the work I did was learning by error.

I learned a bit about modeling furniture and house exteriors during this project (see my other recently posted pics for some of the interior furniture). A good bit of time was spent learning to texture and light scenes as well.

Now that I've learned what I have, I could definitely built a similar scene in *much* less time.
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Old 6th November 2005, 01:48 AM   #5
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Now that I've learned what I have, I could definitely built a similar scene in *much* less time.
Yeah, second time around is heaps easier, LOL.
I find I improve with a break. Whether its away to a diff model or a program, when I come back my work is better and faster.

Dennis, what's happening beside the door in the second pic? I cant work out what's causing that. It looks kind've like bitmaps interfering with themselve :?
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Old 6th November 2005, 02:15 AM   #6
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Yeah, second time around is heaps easier, LOL
Absolutely --- I'm finding out just how much practise it takes to become somewhat efficient here...

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Dennis, what's happening beside the door in the second pic? I cant work out what's causing that. It looks kind've like bitmaps interfering with themselve :?
I think what you're seeing is the way shadows are being cast from the wiring poles beside the door? The shadows are being cast onto the siding, which is composed of raised boards, so it gives a zig-zag-like shadow - more pronounced/sharp because the poles are so close to the siding.

There are actually two poles there to our right side of the door (you can sort of see them in the 3rd shot). I think the combination of the two poles, the shadows, and the angle of the camera conspire to drum up a freaky little pattern there.

The heavy patterns where the zig-zag effect is is where the "moonlight" is hitting the pole. You'll see toward the top that the pole isn't casting a crooked shadow.

This may be because the porch light is set to cast lightmap shadows, while the moonlight is doing raycast shadows. This scene may need a bit of a lighting makeover for future renders

Is that what you're referring to?
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Yep, thats it. The second pole lacks a highlight running all the way up. That'd help it make visual sense.
I'm still new to the lighting subtleties. Oh joy! more complexities to get my head around... or ... bash it up against. :wink:
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Old 7th November 2005, 03:24 PM   #8
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I am speechless
GREAT WORK
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Old 7th November 2005, 05:14 PM   #9
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When will this house be available to rent?...:}
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Old 16th December 2006, 04:09 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=Dennis;12670]Not so much a work in progress any more as a project that's been on the back burner for a bit. The place isn't quite finished enough for a gallery submission --- there's no knob on the front door, no light fixtures, etc. Just thought I'd share...

There are actually two models here, one for just the porch, the other for the whole house.

The two renders were done in trueSpace. The rest of the shots are in AC3D.

Most modeling done, and texturing applied, in AC3D.

EDIT: the only non-ac3d model is the cloth under the bucket in the first shot --- this was done with a trueSpace cloth simulation.




THATS INCREDIBLE!!!

the shadows are nice!!

and the graphics themselves are BEAUTIFUL!!

GJ!!
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