View Full Version : Lake Palace Hotel

10-01-2003, 06:04 PM
Im new to these forums, but ive been on the Lw newsgroup for... pff, 6 years now? I was wondering where everyone went, so I came here. Hi Chuck : )

As an introduction Id like to post a recent render I completed in 2 days. I added the cyclists and front hedge in photoshop.

I use a lot of Lightscape, but since it was discontinued I am trying to get the same effects out of lightwave. Ive gotten pretty far to mimmick the advantages of lightscape into lightwave, but there are some little things which would make it much easier to work with. For instance, it would be great if you could bake a scene just as it is, and having the baked solution NOT have the direct light, just the light that has bounced one or more times. This would make the Vertex Map option in baker a hell of a lot more usefull, since direct light needs more detail than bounced light, and you can use the vertex map to do the indirect light, and have the direct light filled in per pixel neatly.

I guess asking for a tesselation based on contrast values found during a render pass would be too much to ask for. However, if Lw would support these two options, it would basically be capable of doing COMPLETELY what LightScape does. Wouldnt that be sweet? New market opportunities? the lightscape community hates 3dsViz anyway...

Anyway, HI!

10-02-2003, 01:17 AM
Hi Exception, really nice work. Just one thing that strikes me as strange. From this distance the carpark looks like an unsealed surface, with what could pass as weeds at the base of the building. It just seems a bit odd when contrasted against such a new/clean modern building.

On the subject or architecture, have you seen the comp page for the Beijing Olympics??

Some nice work here. http://www.bjghw.gov.cn/forNationalStadium/

Here's some of the better CG Renders


10-02-2003, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the response...

That last one looks pretty weird!
The first two are very well done...

The plan of the park for the Lake palace was executed as is, the weeds obscure the view of the bottom of the building. Sadly enough the client wanted it this way. He also had me flip the building twice after the image was done and didnt pay extra for the extra work...
This one I did in 6 hours. Its LightScape though.

10-02-2003, 03:28 AM
Hi there!

Like the first image very much!

Excellent work-

I was wondering about the sky and the background image(house and the street lamps..)- What is rendered and what composited?

10-02-2003, 06:58 AM

The street lamps are rendered, so are all the cars and the grounds around the hotel. The trees are painted on, and the building in the background is a photo.
So you see, its actually a very simple scene, but otherwise I couldnt have done it *including rendering at very high res* in 2 days.

10-03-2003, 12:45 AM
Hi Exception,

Nice work and welcome to the NT forums. I used to post on the LW NGs a lot but these days they are pretty dead compared to what they used to be. A lot of the old NG guys are here now.


10-03-2003, 06:27 AM
Hi, JS...yes I remember you...

Wernt you the one always sending pictures of your pet chinchilla into the NON binary newsgroup?
Yes, I think it was you...

10-03-2003, 04:45 PM
Hehehehe, No that wasn't me.