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09-25-2003, 07:02 AM
Yep , my first work in Lightwave...

great software , but i need to learn more on the radiosity side...

can someone point me to some interior design rendering and radiosity tweaking resources ?

09-25-2003, 08:45 AM
Thats a great work, and the radiosity looks good, one tip i have for you to get the whites brighter and the dark sections darker, so you have more colour range in the image is to use the "Virtual Darkroom" tool in image filters in layout, this means you can adjust the white point and darkenss percentage.

i think its great how it is though, but a bit more contrast will get you a nicer image

09-25-2003, 11:36 AM

how did you achieve the black & white photo look. Was it rendered in color and converted to b&w or did you set the whole thing up as a b&w? How did you light it? Love the look. I do mostly b&w photography and this is great.


09-25-2003, 12:35 PM
Well that looks very good indeed, better than my first rendering wich was a chessboard supplied with Lightwave hahahaha...

You didn't render the buildings in the background then?


09-25-2003, 06:04 PM
looks good but too clean to be real.

09-25-2003, 07:10 PM
I don't think it's too clean for an architectural interior. Henrick Blessing in Chicago use to shoot lots of interiors that looked like this during the 50's and 60's.


09-26-2003, 09:25 AM
I'm very new to Lightwave (first post!!) but we're looking at using it for architectural renderings. Can you tell me please how long this image took to render and the spec. of machine rendered on? Thanks

09-27-2003, 12:34 AM
Hey , thnx for the replies.I,ll try to find out the virtual darkroom in the menu ;))) and post a new render , to see the difference.

I rendered the picture in colour mode , but tweaked it a bit in Photoshop , must admit....but everybody does it ,so why shouldn,t I ? :D

The image in the back is a photo , in deed.

And it took about 45 minutes to render it on a P3 1,7 GB ( 512 ram )

09-27-2003, 06:05 PM
Is that a TV on the left (the shiny object)? If so, remove 1923 from your caption... There were no TVs ;)

09-28-2003, 02:35 AM
hehehe , you re right...it,s a ...midget,s mirror :D

09-28-2003, 03:01 AM
Now, if this is your first render in LW, my first question is what other 3d rendering tool did you use before starting with lightwave?
Cos, my first render was a clock:)- and it was done under the supervision of a friend who allready made two objects before the clock!:))

As for the picture, i somehow think that there is something off with the background image- Maybe thats becouse the background image is old and worn out while the rendered enterior is spotless, or maby its a perspective issue...cant put my finger on it...:)

all in all a good render and a GREAT first image!

09-28-2003, 10:45 AM
I think the background image should be blurred slightly and not as sharp as the foreground. Blur it in photoshop or use dof blur in lightwave.

09-28-2003, 07:27 PM
I like it as is! Very nice... can I try the sofa? :-)

09-29-2003, 12:08 AM
Hey ,a new rendering...it seems that i can,t set the radiosity right....i need advice, more help...

softdistorsion - of coourse you can try the sofa...i need your email ,and i,ll send it to you...except that it,s not such a big deal...it just looks good in my render :D ,in fact it,s pretty basic

09-29-2003, 12:23 AM
I don't think it's too clean for an architectural interior. Henrick Blessing in Chicago use to shoot lots of interiors that looked like this during the 50's and 60's.

If you make it too clean (which is the default with all CG imagery) it ends up lacking in fine detail. You need this fine detail to make it real and give a sense of scale, otherwise it screams CG and ends up looking like a dolls house.

The image at the top is way too clean, especially when contrasted against the photo in the background. The room which I imagine is the main focal point actually contains less detail than the background, which inturn makes the background facade the main focal point.

09-29-2003, 01:10 AM

10-06-2003, 03:47 AM
Virtual darkroom? Sounds interesting where can I access that featured filter?

10-06-2003, 06:58 AM
in layout under scene - image process

10-06-2003, 08:19 AM
Last renderings

10-06-2003, 08:21 AM
That,s it.

10-06-2003, 08:23 AM
nice, i like it a lot, maybe up your radiosity settings so you dont get the noise on the white areas

10-17-2003, 06:26 AM
Can,t help bragging about my work...even if it,s not so professionl...

10-17-2003, 06:11 PM
There are 10 differnces between the 2 pictures.Guess ! :D

10-17-2003, 06:15 PM

10-18-2003, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by paulseling
Can,t help bragging about my work...even if it,s not so professionl...

I wish I had work that good to not brag about.. ;-)


10-20-2003, 12:33 AM

10-20-2003, 06:49 PM
It,s true....but I,m going to buy the whole collection , in full size...for now ,i,m just testing...and testing...and testing...