This is the story of Najith, a beginner producing great images!
He was inspired by this render (made from a V-Ray expert!) and modeled it from zero. But Najith is a V-Ray beginner and this was the render “BEFORE” my trainings:
(*) Are you curious? > > This is the render AFTER! Read all the post to know more!
How to improve it?
Only 15 days ago Najith started studying on CG BLOG PREMIUM : at first “10 lessons to start” (to start correctly with V-Ray, test, final and gamma settings) and the training “MINIMAL EXTERIOR“. I want to share with you some suggestions I gave him about Shot, Materials and Sky to improve his render.
The shot was not so bad, but we can improve the “3d perception” with simple adjustments:
- The camera was placed 2,5 meters from the ground >> Place the camera 1,5 meters from the ground. This create a more immersive rapresentation that increase the realism.
- Camera focal lenght = 45mm >> Use lower focal lenght (30mm) to emphasize the perspective. Also move your camera on the right to show more right-side of the building.
Click on the image below to verify how these simple suggestions can improve the shot:
Creating basic V-Ray materials is very simple! In our course we have the lesson#8 and also a specific area for common settigs: V-Ray Educational Material. Basic reflecions are good, anyway in some cases it’s better apply a MAP to avoid uniform(=flat) reflections.
Look at this esplicit examples:
Najith applied maps to the exterior wood.
To know more read my post: “Improve your renders with reflection maps”
Sometimes poeple use the first “sky background” they found on google images: wrong! The sky is a really important element in the image and we need to find the perfect sky for our render. In this case the sky was not particulary interesting, with no “personality”:
A good sky can incredibly improve all the image! Now look this sky below.
Clean, with some nice cloud.. and especially with “personality”:
Najith’s render… “after”.
In 15 days Najith studied and applied my little suggestions. After a little work with photoshop this is the result:
IS NAJITH AN EXPERT?
Be expert means having experience and he just started with V-Ray.
The point is that you don’t need to be “expert” to produce great images. The experience will you get better and better, but everyone – with reliable, simple and right information can produce outstading works.
The goal of my trainings is making people aware what they do with V-Ray.
To achieve this result I follow my simple 5SRW method: “5-Step Render Workflow”.
If you want to start studing our method
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