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I used V-Ray for the render. For materials (Fig.05 - 06), I like to use color correction to make the saturation vary and to obtain the light independently. Often, I use the reflection in all my materials, because that offers a more homogenous making. For the ground, I used 2D displacement to give more volume to the rock.

Fig. 05

Fig. 06


I duplicated the different houses (Fig.07) to offer the maximum depth to the image. Then, I added all the small details, such as the stairs.

Fig. 07

Point of View

I wanted my point of view to match Sparth's concept, but not entirely because I prefer to use 3D to have a more elusive line (with the focal lens of the camera) to bring a personal touch (Fig.08).

Fig. 08


I used a V-Ray camera with a little vignette effect to blacken the borders and focus the point of view. I put the shutter speed and ISO with these values to have a somber enough result and some contrast, but not too much (Fig.09).

Fig. 09

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(ID: 137869, pid: 0) Dr-brush2012 on Thu, 02 August 2012 10:25am
awesome work, well done ... ;-)
(ID: 128815, pid: 0) Suztv on Wed, 27 June 2012 3:13pm
This is a great overview of your process but I think in order for it to be considered a tutorial more details should be included. You mention how you created the building fronts and structures but really don't show anything other than the wireframes. If a beginner tries this tutorial they would have several missing steps and wouldn't get very far. The render looks fantastic and I think your set up is great but again I think this is more of a production overview and NOT a tutorial.
(ID: 101098, pid: 0) Czaja on Sat, 07 April 2012 12:38pm
Thank you very much for your comments;)
(ID: 100990, pid: 0) Ludnid on Fri, 06 April 2012 11:51pm
Really Impressive work considering the simple buildings but yet high sense of detail. Tutorials also very good for a Noobie and I'll be sure to recommend. Thanks for sharing your workflow. :)
(ID: 97350, pid: 0) Rocky on Fri, 23 March 2012 8:29am
bought your book. great portfolio, love your work :-)
(ID: 94152, pid: 0) Alexander on Tue, 13 March 2012 10:21am
This is realy amazing work
(ID: 87460, pid: 0) Thomas Yemane on Sun, 19 February 2012 4:11pm
this is what i called work.i just wanna say that this tutorial is very excellent and helpful for some one who is a total starter in 3d stuff.
(ID: 87296, pid: 0) Renzo 3d on Sat, 18 February 2012 9:13pm
is AMAZING, i love VRAY
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