View Full Version : Then and Now arch viz

11-21-2003, 09:52 AM
Just recently a project got moving again so we could freshen up the design of the building and have another go at the Illustration. For me the difference is two + years and 20 some odd projects later - going from not knowing anything about 3D computer work to working most everyday in LW. LW has gone from 6.1 to 7.5c. Just thought it might encourage someone who is just starting out.

Lightwave model / render and then 10 minutes in Photoshop.

11-21-2003, 09:53 AM

11-24-2003, 03:09 PM
wow.. thats a world of difference.. this should encourage alot of people to just hang in there and keep working :) great work mate

11-26-2003, 12:42 AM
very nice difference you're showing here.... maybe a less grainy pic for the sky..... naaahh that's ok...

very nice !

11-26-2003, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the comments

The grain was produced with a few minuets of post in Photoshop as we wanted to get a little more of a painted feel. Some in the office really like it - others want to see all the detail sharp as can be. Attached is an image with no post and then the final with some levels tweaking, and a filter or two with some grain added.

12-04-2003, 02:26 AM
I really like the latest render, very traditional....you can imagine it in pride of place in reception. Looks like the budget for trees and plants was higher than the building though :(. Personally prefer the 'sharper' image, watercolour filters never give you that broad brushstroke feel unless you work on it some more, post. Like the landscape composition and colourisation. Cool :)

12-04-2003, 02:29 AM
ooh.....No signage....building looks naked :). Even little stop signs and such at the gate just add that little touch to finish.

12-04-2003, 11:39 AM
I like your progress Wade, and overall moode (<--probably wrong spelling) in last render is great.

12-09-2003, 09:45 AM
Your improvement is very good.

I have often thought of going back to some of my first projects to see how I can improve them.

I still have them all saved so that I can look back on them to see my improvements. When I am in a slump and dont think that my skills are moving forward it always lifts me up to see how they have improved.

12-09-2003, 12:00 PM
Wonderful example of "before and after".
Are the trees and foliage 2-D clips or models? The big palms look like they have some rotation which would suggest models...

12-09-2003, 02:40 PM
Every thing is modeled save for the people.

12-09-2003, 03:00 PM
BUT on each modeled palm there are clip maps!

05-10-2004, 02:51 PM
Would you mind sharing your lighting set up? It look great!