Digital Tutors – Rendering an Architectural Night Scene in V-Ray and Photoshop
In this series of tutorials, we will learn the necessary techniques involved in creating a stylized night architectural rendering. We will work all the way through the process of creating the image, from initial model and mockup to final production composite.
We will learn how to create a stylized architectural rendering and composition based on various types of visualization and matte painting techniques. You will have a guided tour through the professional workflow of a studio, starting off with reference images, passing through the model correction phase and on to the post-production phase.
You will learn professional techniques from some of the most well-known studios that will give a special life and boost to your architectural masterpiece. We will dive into color theory as well as the more practical aspects of visualization: learning how to professionally output your render with the use of scripts and matte elements. We will also be learning where and when to use 2D elements or 3D elements, as well as techniques to apply a final coloring and composition to the images.
Lessons in this tutorial
Introduction and project overview
Gathering reference library
Explanation of basic color theory
Setting up our D scene
Preparing our exterior and interior lighting
Inserting D people into the scene
Balancing our composition
Preparing MultiMatte elements
Preparing and finalizing our render
Preparing our post production plate
Compositing D images from photographs
Detailing, layer organization, and color grading
Enhancing the composition with D layering
Continuing to correct and detail the image
Finalizing the composition
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