Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!


Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

Sign me up to receive third-party emails from 3dtotal's partners, too!

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more


Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Making Of 'Underground Escalator'

| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half
(Score 4.67 out of 5 after 3 Votes)
| Comments 1
Date Added: 9th December 2009
Software used:

Rendering parameters

Here are the settings of my final rendering for this project (the values that you can see in these images are the values that I used for the high-resolution version, at 4000*2000 pixels):

Fig. settings-rendering 1

Fig. settings-rendering 2


The post-production was done in Photoshop. I'll explain all of the effects that I applied on the image because there is a big difference between the image without the post-production and the final image.

Fig. Wireframe

Fig. underground-escalator-dirt

Fig. underground-escalator without post-production

Before adjusting the brightness, contrast and colour, I did some corrections on the reflection. 
After the rendering I had some noise on the metal on the interior side of the escalator, and I used the tool stamp to remake a good reflection. You can see the correction made in the following images.

Fig. Reflection
Fig. Corrected Reflection

So, for the first step in my post-production work, I applied a "levels" layer to adjust the brightness and contrast (I'll improve it later with others layers, too).

Fig. underground-escalator-levels

Next, I duplicated the layer with the levels and applied a blur at 10-15 to the image. I made this effect so I could obtain a slight glow on the entire image, and to darken some parts of the image as well. I set this layer to either "overlay" or "soft light", and I played with the opacity of it, too.

Fig. underground-escalator-blur

< previous page continued on next page >

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Related Tutorials

Playing with discreet Balloons

by Filipe M. Deschamps
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: scene, balloon, sky, mountains,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star halfrating star none (3)
Comments 0 Views 18795

Making Of 'SLS AMG'

by Dai Xinqi
published on 2013-02-22

Keywords: scene, vehicle, car, mercedes,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full (58)
Comments 6 Views 224022

Making Of 'The Operator'

by Freddy Oropeza
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: character, scene, man, male, computer,

rating star fullrating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none (1)
Comments 0 Views 33400

Making Of 'The Birdhouse: Autumn version'

by Clément Choblet
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: scene, animal, bird, robin, house,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half (3)
Comments 0 Views 38118
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Ahmad Dadouche on Tue, 17 April 2012 3:09pm
wawww its soo amazing site
Add Your Comment..