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otacon
01-27-2011, 12:42 PM
I've always loved the 60's style and design. Especially after seeing the show Mad Men, I wanted to do a scene in that style. I finally got around to making something. Any comments welcome.:D

http://www.jasonallenlee.com/images/cg/fullshot.jpg

http://www.jasonallenlee.com/images/cg/details1.jpg

http://www.jasonallenlee.com/images/cg/details2.jpg

http://www.jasonallenlee.com/images/cg/details3.jpg

http://www.jasonallenlee.com/images/cg/details4.jpg

opm
01-27-2011, 01:13 PM
Wonderful, Fantastic.
Really really great job:thumbsup:

BigHache
01-27-2011, 01:14 PM
The mirror is great! Really nice job on the chair and pillow surfacing.

H_Molla
01-27-2011, 01:50 PM
very nice...

CGI_Artist
01-27-2011, 02:38 PM
Impressive. Is that a regular LW render?

otacon
01-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Thanks. Yeah it's lightwave, with some post work.

Iain
01-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Wonderful concept Jason.
Mad Men is my favourite TV show.

I think you have captured the colour and design flair of that period perfectly. The main image could possibly benefit from some desaturation (and maybe even a little -dare I say it-chromatic aberration, however, just to give it that vintage feel.

Love the details, especially the book!

Larry_g1s
01-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Sick Jason! Great work. Thanks for posting more recently.

funk
01-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Great stuff!

otacon
01-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Thanks guys. I think it's my favorite show as well Iain.

Recently I've had a little spark for doing some renders. Its funny about the color, I actually had it more saturated but lessened it a bit. I hear you about the chromatic abberation. I thought about it. I decided to go for a slightly illustrative style(saturated color, clean, crisp, etc..) Plus i think the whole CA thing is way overdone sometimes.

shrox
01-27-2011, 04:20 PM
I am sold. It's a photo...graphic quality

valu
01-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Just...beautyful !
Amazing Job !!!

nakan14
01-27-2011, 09:49 PM
otagon...congratulation's...very nice...beautyfullllllllll...

UltraViolet
01-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Superb :thumbsup:

Your textures are fantastic. Care to share where did you got them ? :bowdown:

otacon
01-27-2011, 11:09 PM
Thanks. I've built up a library of textures over the years, so its hard to say where I got them. Google image search for most of them...mayang.com, animax.it

50one
01-28-2011, 02:08 AM
Really nice!Perfect post-work, would love to see that animated, just add more AA and Love and we got something similiar(in style - quality is top notch) to that famous V-ray classroom scene.:thumbsup:

Svenart
01-28-2011, 02:12 AM
your last image already was fantastic, but I like parts of this image even more.

Newtek can be proud of you and your work. This renders are showing that Maxwell, Kray and Vray are not really needed and maybe sometimes will be overrated. Great!

btw... "not octagon"... lol

bazsa73
01-28-2011, 02:33 AM
movie-like the close-ups are

plugz
01-28-2011, 06:10 AM
Your images are among the best on this forum.
If you don't want to make tutorials (T_T), let me ask you a question or two.
Are you using the node editor? And for what?
And how many lights did you use in this scene?
And the last : Do you create all the furnitures or do you have references?

Im a newbie and this is pure gold.

Ethereal
01-28-2011, 09:08 AM
I love the vintage style of the image,perfect work.

Maybe the black border and grain on the detail images need to be diffent to any image,
but is just an insignificant remark.

otacon
01-28-2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks. I've thought about doing a little animation of it.

Thanks Svenart. I've always believed its not the software but the artist.

I never use the node editor. The scene has 4 area lights. 3 inside the room, and 1 outside acting as the sun. I have the background image you see outside the window mapped to the backdrop, and the intensity set to 160%. This adds environment fill. I attached the light setup showing GI settings. Also wires attached, and the post workflow.

I model all the furniture. Usually I find pics of furniture I like online and then make them for the scene. For this scene I researched 60s interiors to find pieces.

MDSPECIFIC
01-28-2011, 09:39 AM
Another bingo! :thumbsup:
Texture and lightning, nice and clean! Little glass reflection ... :D
EDIT: What do you think about chromatic aberration, maybe adding a little? - You already answered. ;)

ingo
01-28-2011, 09:46 AM
i didn't know that youre THAT old :D Cool images. Btw, you could lower the area light quality to 3 without much loss in quality, aa takes care of this; this could also speed up your rendertime. At least thats how it worked with my overlit images :hey:

otacon
01-28-2011, 09:58 AM
Thanks. I tried some chromatic aberration, but decided i liked it better without.

I always forget about lowering the light quality to 3. You can see that I used your GI settings for this one....not as splotchy.

ingo
01-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Yup, looks definitly better :hey: I have learned to start with low and fast settings and if i get "dirt" in the edges i usually turn the secondary rays higher. Maximum i had so far was 600 primary and 40 secondary, in print resolution you could use even less rays, or lower the raydiosity multiplier to 50 %.

Haven't heard from Charles for a while, is he still busy doing nice animations ?

3dworks
01-28-2011, 04:25 PM
great modeling, texturing and lighting - and you captured very well the 60s in that sort of 'domestic still life'... very nice!

markus

Cageman
01-28-2011, 04:43 PM
Nice work! :thumbsup:

hrgiger
01-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Just gorgeous Jason.

otacon
01-29-2011, 12:05 AM
Thanks guys.

ingo, Charles stays busy running the company so not a lot of time for animations...but he does do some renderings every once in a while.

ingo
01-29-2011, 03:04 AM
Thanks guys.

ingo, Charles stays busy running the company so not a lot of time for animations...but he does do some renderings every once in a while.

Yeah all those parties are very time consuming, i know :boogiedow

Exception
01-31-2011, 04:59 PM
That's brilliant! The whole feel is great, and the post work is fantastic.

Some things that pop out: I think that book cover is an anachronism, and perhaps the thickness of the balcony ledge as well... perhaps it's the wood, but that screams 1990's.

otacon
01-31-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanks. You are right about the book, it came out in 75...i must have missed that. I had some reference for the balcony, but the wood may be too thick.

M-X
02-04-2011, 09:43 AM
Great work and love the website!

DrStrik9
02-13-2011, 09:01 AM
I can't believe I missed this earlier. What a beautiful piece of work.

sampei
02-13-2011, 09:21 AM
gorgeous render, I'm really buying the surfaces. I'd really like to see some of the set-ups for the cloth textures (chair, couch, couchin) and for the books, or a brief summary of what makes them work so well.

nakan14
02-13-2011, 10:09 PM
You could post the configuration of some shader's and AA? What was the average time to render the images? Thanks ...

otacon
02-14-2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks. Most the materials are very simple. The chair and pillow fabrics are just cubic mapped with a fabric image. I don't think I've ever UV mapped a chair fabric in my work. The chair only uses an image in the bump channel and I have a gradient in the color to add some variation when viewed at certain angles. The books have uv mapped images applied. It's all about finding a good book image, and having a decent model with round edges.

Render times were around 40 min for the big image, and 15min for the closeup shots. I've also attached the AA settings.

sampei
02-15-2011, 08:36 AM
info and pics much appreciated. :beerchug:

allabulle
02-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Beautiful as always, Otacon.

netstile123
03-07-2011, 01:00 AM
I love it, I am new to modeling and want to get to this curve. What program for post work. The bright with the shadows are great, A + Man.

otacon
03-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Thanks. I use photomatix to adjust the hdri, and then ps to finish it.

eagleeyed
03-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Just want to say a huge thanks for posting up your wireframes and texture setups.
Still learning how to do texturing effectively, when I saw your image my jaw hit the table so extremely appreciated. :)

MAUROCOR
03-16-2011, 09:40 AM
I love the details! Congratulation, nice renders!
How did you add the "dirt" in the pictures? I mean, what program/plugin?

otacon
03-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Thanks. The "dirt" is added in ps. I just found some images online of photo slides and then multiplied them down as a layer.

caesar
03-16-2011, 06:08 PM
Oh my goodness!
The main image has perfect lightning! The light coming from the windows, the background color, shadows and the specular on the floor, wow! You've already dominated LCS workflow, no satured spots!
Metals and fabric=perfect!!
Please, enlightnen us more with hints/tutorials on:
1 - The books model (man, they' re photoreal, I preferred the red one most)
2- Lightmning and LCS workflow!!!
Please, please hehhehe

Great work man