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Making Of 'Rear Window'

By Alexandre Jarek
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Date Added: 11th March 2013
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop

Here are a few more details of my modeling workflow (Fig.09).

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Fig.09

The Floor

I modeled the floor plank by plank. This is because I wanted to give each plank a different height from the others and put them in place separately. I think this is more realistic than using a simple bump map or the well-known Floor Generator script (Fig.10 - 11).

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Fig.10

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Fig. 11


Lighting

Three main lights were used in this scene. There are two lights coming through the window: a V-Ray light and also a V-Ray sun. Another V-Ray light was added right behind the camera and, finally, I used a V-Ray light material for the picture I used as the environment (with Multiplier set to 12)(Fig.12 - 15). You can see that I used a wide size for my sun. This is because I wanted smooth shadows and light coming from the window.

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Fig.12
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Fig.13

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Fig.14
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Fig.15


Here I want to share my test render presets, which I used to set up the lights in my scene correctly and as quickly fast as possible (Fig.16 - 20).

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Fig.16
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Fig.17

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Fig.18
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Fig.19

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Fig. 20





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(ID: 198234, pid: 0) Alexandre Jarek on Sat, 18 May 2013 8:26pm
thank you very (very) much Simartem :)
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(ID: 192512, pid: 0) Simartem on Mon, 15 April 2013 9:31pm
This is one of the best realist arch renders i've ever seen in my whole life and your perfect way of sharing the scene and rendering details is highly appreciated. Regards from Istanbul / Turkey.
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(ID: 186700, pid: 0) Alexandre Jarek on Thu, 14 March 2013 5:45pm
The color correction in the FIG.33 is 2/2/4 and not 0/0/0 (I do not know why is this set to 0... my mistake). Best regards.
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(ID: 186500, pid: 0) Alexandre Jarek on Wed, 13 March 2013 5:49pm
Hi everyone! thank you for your nive comments! @Birk: I have an Intel I7-3770 (3.4GHZ) processor, my GPU is an "ATI FIREPRO v5900", 32GB ram (corsair vengeance) and each renders took about 4~5 hours. @Romeo Saade: The dark corners are made with the lens correction filter in Photoshop applied on a blank layer and "multiply" mode (you need to reduce the opacity). Best regards.
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(ID: 186331, pid: 0) Birk on Tue, 12 March 2013 5:54pm
What machine did you use and how long did it take to render?
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(ID: 186327, pid: 0) Romeo Saade on Tue, 12 March 2013 5:27pm
perfect work,please can you tell me how you add the darck effect around the picture is it a layer or is there a filter in photoshop that does it?thanks in advance
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(ID: 186184, pid: 0) Qwe7758527 on Tue, 12 March 2013 9:04am
pretty cool
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(ID: 186134, pid: 0) Handsome Ninja on Tue, 12 March 2013 12:30am
Salut ! Nice making-of and neat picture. Looks like we have a lot in common in terms of process. I find myself more realistic to do some part by hand instead of using automatic features/scripts/plugins. Those preview settings are very good everyone should kepp em in mind.
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