Ronen Bekerman - 3D Architectural Visualization & Rendering Blog http://www.ronenbekerman.com The source for sharing & learning about all aspects of 3d architectural visualization and architectural rendering. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:04:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Winner Announced: Laubwerk Giveaway http://www.ronenbekerman.com/laubwerk-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/laubwerk-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:18:36 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26310 The 6TH 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Laubwerk will give one of you lucky followers the plants kit of choice out of the now 4 available ones. You will also have the chance to win two more plants kits by sending a 3d render you made using one of their freely or commercially available models. […]

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The 6TH 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Laubwerk will give one of you lucky followers the plants kit of choice out of the now 4 available ones. You will also have the chance to win two more plants kits by sending a 3d render you made using one of their freely or commercially available models.

About Laubwerk – 3d Plants for CG Artists

Laubwerk offers easy-to-use software extensions for architects and CG artists looking for authentic 3D trees.

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With drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season and level of detail for each of Laubwerk’s stunning 3D plants, users can seamlessly add 3D trees to any CG project. For Autodesk 3ds Max and MAXON CINEMA 4D, and Python.

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Laubwerk Plants is offering 4 Plants Kits + A Freebie Kit too. These Plants Kits are the one-click solution for architects and CG artists to realistic 3D trees that can be fine-tuned for season, age, variation and level of detail. I have been using the powerful, yet easy-to use Plants Kits for a while now; A combination of smart content powered by a plugin from within 3ds Max & Cinema4D, supporting V-Ray, Mental Ray, Scanline and Advanced Render.

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Laubwerk Plants Kit FREEBIE

Laubwerk offers A fully functioning demo for 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D, now featuring 4 species in 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons (144 models total).

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Try this innovative technology for yourself by garbing your copy as well as the The Desert House and Garden created by Zoran ‘Kizo’ Gorski (Arscom Studios, Croatia) using CINEMA 4D and Advanced Renderer with Plants included in the Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie.

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Four exclusive Laubwerk Plants models, two medium-sized trees species, the compact field maple, and the distinctive Turkish pine and two colorfully plant species, the common broom, a shrub with yellow flowers, and a small tropical tree, the beautiful red frangipani. Each perfect for ornamental purposes in parks and gardens.

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How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter – And more importantly by commenting to this post with your ideas and requests for the upcoming Laubwerk Plants Kit releases… Any specific plant types you like to see first? Any specific feature or functionality you like to see implemented in the plugin? So speak your mind and then remember to mark a comment was made in the giveaway widget for the extra points icon icon wink Winner Announced: Laubwerk Giveaway

GOOD LUCK!

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing the use of Laubwerk Plants Kit’s will end on September 29. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

Please also mention which plant types being used and if you use Forest Pack in the process then your image could also fit iToo Software’s Giveaway too!

Big thanks to Laubwerk for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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Winner Announced: iToo Software Giveaway – Forest Pack and RailClone 2 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/itoosoftware-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/itoosoftware-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:54:44 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26093 The 5th 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! iToo Software will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick between a Forest Pack or RailClone 2 License. You will also have the chance to win either one by sending a 3d render/s you made using one or both plugins to create an amazing […]

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The 5th 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! iToo Software will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick between a Forest Pack or RailClone 2 License. You will also have the chance to win either one by sending a 3d render/s you made using one or both plugins to create an amazing visual. The image you’ll submit here could also work for Grant Warwick’s giveaway.

About iToo Software

Founded in 1999 in Spain, iToo Software is a 3D software developing company, and creators of Forest Pack and Rail Clone, plugins for Autodesk® 3DS Max® and 3DS Max Design®. Their main objectives are customers´ satisfaction with their products, providing a high quality software and personalized support.

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Forest Pack is a plugin for 3d Studio Max, designed to give a complete solution for creation of vast surfaces of trees, grass and plants. Forest enables you to combine billboards, high poly meshes and proxies, and using Mental Ray and V-Ray native shaders, create scenes with virtually unlimited number of objects and polygons.

Some of its features are: camera clipping, tint maps, clusters, tree editor, falloff curves, animation support, integrated library browser and much more. Working as an advanced scattering tool, Forest can be used not only for plants, but for any scene that include vast distributions of objects as: rocks, buildings or crowds.

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RailClone 2 is a 3DS Max plugin for parametric modeling based on custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This new concept of modeling lets you to build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design.

The software includes a full library of preset models to create Fences, Railings, Barriers, Handrails or Walls. RailClone is not limited to a fixed set of primitives, you can use any geometry from the scene and define your own parametric structures.

15% Discount on Forest Pack, RailClone 2 and the Bundle!

iToo Software, are still offering a 15% discount on the purchase of Forest Pack Pro, RailClone 2 or the new Forest Pack + RailClone Bundle.

Don’t miss the chance to get one of my favorite plugins during this great deal ending on August 31st come midnight (GMT+2)!

How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and also to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter. Good Luck!

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing your use of Forest Pack, RailClone 2 or BOTH! will end on September 28. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

Keep in mind that your image could fit Grant Warwick’s Image Submit Giveaway as well!

Big thanks to iToo Software for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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Making of Nordic House http://www.ronenbekerman.com/making-of-nordic-house/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/making-of-nordic-house/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:09:31 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26246 I found the Nordic House visuals by Héctor Javier Diez Valladares during my routine browse on Behance. My eye landed on it rather quickly and I could understand perfectly why it won first place in the First Latin-American CG Contest it was intended for. With snow being a rare treat for me I’m always drawn […]

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I found the Nordic House visuals by Héctor Javier Diez Valladares during my routine browse on Behance. My eye landed on it rather quickly and I could understand perfectly why it won first place in the First Latin-American CG Contest it was intended for. With snow being a rare treat for me I’m always drawn to such images, and this one had a great feel to it and so I wanted to know more and this article came to be. Enjoy!

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AuthorHéctor Javier Diez Valladares

Héctor Javier Diez Valladares is an architect graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture from Catholic University of Honduras. Studied abroad as an intern at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He specialized in 3D visualization and have been working as a freelancer since 2011 with experience in local and international projects.

I’ll start with special thanks to Ronen Bekerman for his interest in my work and the making of “Nordic House”. It is an honor for me to share my work and inspiration with all of you here.

Introduction

The Nordic House visuals were done for a competition and I want to express my deepest appreciation to the organizers of “Primer Concurso Latinoamericano CG” (First Latin-American CG Contest). Special thanks to Eddy Guzmán for having the initiative and making this contest a reality. It is a real honor for me to have been selected as the first place winner from such a prestigious jury – Julio Lazarte, Juan Carlos Ramos, Thi Lima, Iván Guillén, Javi Martínez and Ricardo Ortiz.

Here are the images I created for this house :

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Inspiration

My inspiration for this project came from Nordic architecture. I love cold weather, clean and somber environments. This is an architecture I have worked with for some time and one that I constantly strive to improve on in my renders.

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Modeling

These are the basic settings for my scene. I usually use LWF (Linear Workflow) in my work.

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The base model for the house is Eddy Guzman’s and was provided by him for this contest.

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My contribution to the base model was in working the small details. I used basic poly modeling techniques – extrude, inset and chamfer. The exterior walls are made out of boxes with a small chamfer on the edges.

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Same techniques mentioned above were used in modeling the other details.

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To model the windows I used the 3dsmax sweep modifier and as a profile I used the shape you can see in the picture below.

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To model the exterior and interior floors I used the Floor Generator script. It is very easy to use and you can download it for free at CG-Source. Best article to read to get you started with it, is right here on this forum, written by Bertrand Benoit following his GH House Challenge entry – Using Floor Generator Script by Bertrand Benoit

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The snow and ground I modeled by using a plane to which I applied extrude and deformed it using 3DS Max Paint deformation tool.

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For the trees and bushes I used 3d models from R&D Group and Evermotion libraries.

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Texturing

The material for the exterior walls is a VRayBlendMtl made from two wood materials, one dark and another lighter. These were later blended together using a mask.

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The interior wooden floor has a VRayMtl with a Multi Texture in the Diffuse slot. Floor Generator script works well with it since it assigns different ID’s to each plank. Below is the interior wooden floor I did following same instructions.

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The condensation in the window glass was created with a drop texture in the Bump slot and using the same texture inverted in the Refraction slot. For the interior part of the glass I used the same materials without Bump.

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The water material is composed by two VRayMtl and blended with a noise map.

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The cushions texture is a VRayMtl with a Falloff in the Diffuse slot.

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Using color correction can be of much help to get Reflection and Glossiness maps.

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Here is a crop detail of the cushions…

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Lighting and Camera

The exterior lightning I created by using a VRay Dome Light with http://www.ronenbekerman.com/go/peter-guthrie-hdri-1941/“>Peter Guthrie´s HDRi 1941 as texture and a bit desaturated.

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The same Dome Light is used in the interior lightning and I added V-Ray Plane Lights as portals on the windows.

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The VRayPhysicalCamera parameters for the exterior are the same that appear as default. I deactivated Vignetting and for White Balance I put in neutral and also corrected verticals.

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Interior VRayPhysicalCamera parameters :

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Post Production

Starting with a RAW render…

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Overlay 40% opacity

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Curves & Saturation 1

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Curves & Saturation 2

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Curves & Saturation 3, Chromatic aberration and Vignetting

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I hope you enjoyed it and you might find it helpful in future projects.

HD

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Winner Announced: Grant Warwick’s Mastering CGi Giveaway and Discounts http://www.ronenbekerman.com/grantwarwick-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/grantwarwick-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:25:53 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26200 The 4th 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Welcoming Grant Warwick who will give one of you lucky followers full access to the Mastering V-Ray course. One more of you will also gain access to the course by sending a 3d render/s you made based on the previously posted how-to. About Grant Warwick and Mastering CGI Grant Warwick […]

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The 4th 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Welcoming Grant Warwick who will give one of you lucky followers full access to the Mastering V-Ray course. One more of you will also gain access to the course by sending a 3d render/s you made based on the previously posted how-to.

About Grant Warwick and Mastering CGI

Grant Warwick is an Australian CGI Artist living in Sydney and you all know him by now! He stormed into to the CGI training scene this year with his Mastering V-Ray Course gaining a lot of attention by CGI artists and studios, as well as ArchVIZ artists with V-Ray being the most popular render engine among them.

The course primarily consists of Professionals in the Architectural Visualization industry and currently has over 140 studios subscribed.

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I picked it up myself in March, but really started to dive in after Bertrand’s Sweeeet CG work following Lesson 07 about Translucent Materials. This course is packed with valuable information delivered very fluently and clearly which makes it very easy for me to recommend you to pick it up and promote it. For what you get, the pricing is ridiculous and going to be even more so with the special promo that starts today for the blog followers icon wink Winner Announced: Grant Warwicks Mastering CGi Giveaway and Discounts

Grant brings in a vast knowledge gained during his work in the CG / VFX industry at studios like Fuel International, Light Farm in New Zealand and lastly at Cream Studios, where his training business started to take shape and evolved into Mastering V-Ray which covers everything from the bare basics to advanced topics.

Grant posted the videos of Lesson 01 – Getting Started & Lesson 04 (Part 1) : Advanced Materials on the Mastering V-Ray product page so make sure you visit it to learn more about it and get a feel for what it can offer you.

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Grant is focusing full time on his training courses development with Mastering V-Ray already at Lesson 8 and his recent course Mastering Hard Surface at Lesson 4.

Mastering V-Ray Curriculum

You can see the list of all lessons down below, and for a full description of each you should visit the curriculum page on Grant’s website. Pay attention to lesson 11 which will be all about what YOU want to learn about.

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  • LESSON 01 : Getting Started

  • LESSON 02 : Materials 101

  • LESSON 03 : Advanced Scene Optimization

  • LESSON 04 : Advanced Materials (Parts 1 & 2)

  • LESSON 05 : V-Ray 3.0 Introduction (Parts 1 & 2)

  • LESSON 06 : Tone Mapping HDRI’s

  • LESSON 07 : Translucent Materials

  • LESSON 08 : Ice & Snow (Parts 1 & 2)

  • LESSON 09 : Environmental Fog

  • LESSON 10 : Hair ans Skin

  • LESSON 11 : USER VOTED TOPICS

  • LESSON 12 : The GRAND FINALE! (Featuring Rafael Grassetti)

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What is next?

Due to the overwhelming success of Grant’s Mastering V-Ray course, he is preparing and developing a road-map of courses that will encompass the entire CGI for print workflow. In partnership with world class colleagues he recently offered a small glimpse to his grand plan – Check out what is coming soon!

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$50 OFF on Mastering V-Ray & Hard Surface

Starting today, and all through August, you can pick these amazing jam packed courses at $50 OFF list price using these coupons at checkout :

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Use Coupon ronenhs+vr for The Bundle!

How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter – And more importantly by commenting to this post with your ideas and requests for Mastering V-Ray Lesson 11 which is going to cover user voted topics! So speak your mind and then remember to mark a comment was made in the giveaway widget for the extra points icon wink Winner Announced: Grant Warwicks Mastering CGi Giveaway and Discounts

GOOD LUCK!

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing your forest pack scattered creation following Grant Warwick’s Forest Pack Texture Distribution HOW-TO will end on September 25. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

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Be CREATIVE! Don’t just repeat the images posted recently online – Use that and ‘So Good’ visuals you see here by Grant as a starting point for your own concept and your own unique twist to it icon wink Winner Announced: Grant Warwicks Mastering CGi Giveaway and Discounts

You can grab these Lee Griggs styled Forest Pack pre-made scenes by Grant if you like to get started there :

Big thanks to Grant Warwick for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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Winner Announced: model+model Giveaway http://www.ronenbekerman.com/modelplusmodel-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/modelplusmodel-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:23:19 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26170 The 3rd 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! model+model will give one of you lucky followers the volume of your choice out of the now 9 available ones. You will also have the chance to win one more pack by sending a 3d render you made using one of their freely or commercially available models. […]

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The 3rd 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! model+model will give one of you lucky followers the volume of your choice out of the now 9 available ones. You will also have the chance to win one more pack by sending a 3d render you made using one of their freely or commercially available models.

Just like Bogdan Pestritu did last time with the great image you see above featuring model+model 0419 Projector, 0816 Geografia Paper Globe and the 0239 Bar Stools that he picked from their catalog.

About model+model

model+model is a 3d model provider. They have a very stylish website where you can buy single items and collections. Their 9th Volume, Kitchen Accessories, was recently published and it is up for grabs here among the previous three too.

15% Discount on all products till the end of August!

All my followers can enjoy this great promotion from model+model by using coupon code : HAPPYRONEN on checkout icon wink Winner Announced: model+model Giveaway

Volume 01. Accessories

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Volume 02. Chairs + Tables

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Volume 03. Interior Lights

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Volume 04. Architectural Lights

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Volume 05. Kitchen accessories

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Volume 06. Books

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Volume 07. Sofas+Armchairs

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Volume 08. Interior Accessories

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Volume 09. Kitchen Accessories

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Make sure you grab the freely provided Brand van Egmond Night Watch 0310 Lamps Set… If you don’t have a model+model 3d models, you’ll need this one to enter the 2nd stage and submit a render using it for a chance to win the volume of your choice!

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How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter.

GOOD LUCK!

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing the use of model+model 3d models will end on September 21. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

Please also mention which models are being used if other than the free one provided icon wink Winner Announced: model+model Giveaway

Big thanks to model+model for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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Unreal Engine 4 + ArchVIZ by Koola http://www.ronenbekerman.com/unreal-engine-4-and-archviz-by-koola/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/unreal-engine-4-and-archviz-by-koola/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:33:15 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26160 Today I stumbled upon these Drop Dead Gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 Architectural Visualization tests by koola which immediately reminds one of Alex Roman’s “The Third & The Seventh” project but this time in REALTIME. Most of the content on Koola’s thread on the Unreal Engine Forums is like Chinese to me but he sure did […]

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Today I stumbled upon these Drop Dead Gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 Architectural Visualization tests by koola which immediately reminds one of Alex Roman’s “The Third & The Seventh” project but this time in REALTIME. Most of the content on Koola’s thread on the Unreal Engine Forums is like Chinese to me but he sure did captured my attention with this! Take a look too.

Done on an i7-3770 with GTX670 running at 50-60FPS

Checkout the original Unreal Engine forum thread – ArchViz / Lighting by Koola

Some stills too…

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This work went into my Architectural Visualization board on Pinterest. I invite you to follow me and see what other great things I’ve curated there for some time now.

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Winner Announced: PETER GUTHRIE HDRI Skies Giveaway http://www.ronenbekerman.com/peterguthrie-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/peterguthrie-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:09:54 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26124 The 2nd 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Welcoming PETER GUTHRIE who will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick 9 HDRI SKIES from his 48 strong collection. One of you will also have the chance to win a complete set of 45 HDRI SKIES SERIES. 1 by sending a 3d render/s you […]

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The 2nd 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Welcoming PETER GUTHRIE who will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick 9 HDRI SKIES from his 48 strong collection. One of you will also have the chance to win a complete set of 45 HDRI SKIES SERIES. 1 by sending a 3d render/s you made using one of his skies or the free one provided here.

About PETER GUTHRIE

Well… the name says it all really icon wink Winner Announced: PETER GUTHRIE HDRI Skies Giveaway

Peter Guthrie is one of the most talented, respected and admired ArchVIZ Artists world-wide. He is also well known for his high quality HDRi Skies he’s been selling for almost 5 years and are being used by many of you with great results.

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Peter recently launched his new HDRI SHOP on his own website and also started to add more skies to his historic 45 collection. 3 such new skies have been added so far, and one of these skies - HDRI – 1120 MOSTLY CLOUDY BRIGHT SUN is being offered to you for free during this giveaway.

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Peter’s Skies are approx 9000px wide, good enough in most cases to be used as the directly visible sky. When you want more control, or the sky is visibly low res, you can use the supplied 12 megapixel backplates which comes with a series of straight shots of the sky taken at the same time as the HDRi and with the same color temperature so it matches your render. Photos are in both .jpg and 16 bit .dng format.

Grab the free HDRI sky here… If you don’t have an HDRi from Peter by now, you’ll need this one to enter the 2nd stage and submit a render using it for a chance to win a complete set of 45 HDRi Skies!

How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter.

GOOD LUCK!

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing the use of Peter’s HDRi will end on September 19. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

Please also mention which sky is used if other than the free one provided icon wink Winner Announced: PETER GUTHRIE HDRI Skies Giveaway

Big thanks to PETER GUTHRIE for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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The JG House by MPGARQUITETURA http://www.ronenbekerman.com/jg-house-mpgarquitetura/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/jg-house-mpgarquitetura/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:06:20 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26105 Today I’m sharing the remarkable bridge like JG House in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by MPGAA to blend with its surroundings with what I define as ‘earthy’ aesthetics using materials such as concrete, wood and dark steel. Amazing location and great light in this photo set taken by photographer Leonardo Finotti. I only […]

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Today I’m sharing the remarkable bridge like JG House in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by MPGAA to blend with its surroundings with what I define as ‘earthy’ aesthetics using materials such as concrete, wood and dark steel. Amazing location and great light in this photo set taken by photographer Leonardo Finotti.

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I only miss a photo taken from above showing the roof of this house and how it blends into the environment.

Architecture by MPGARQUITETURA.
Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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This building went into my Architecture board on Pinterest. I invite you to follow me and see what other great things I’ve curated there for some time now.

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Winner Announced: Design Connected Giveaway http://www.ronenbekerman.com/designconnected-birthday-5-giveaway/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/designconnected-birthday-5-giveaway/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:32:31 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26052 The 1st 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Design Connected will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick 15 models from their 4450 strong collection any model you like. You will also have the chance to win 15 more great 3d models by sending a 3d render/s you made using one of their freely […]

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The 1st 2014 blog birthday giveaway is here! Design Connected will give one of you lucky followers a chance to pick 15 models from their 4450 strong collection any model you like. You will also have the chance to win 15 more great 3d models by sending a 3d render/s you made using one of their freely or commercially available models.

Just like Nikita Kolbovskiy did last time with the great image you see above featuring Design Connected models that they picked from their catalog.

About Design Connected

Design Connected mission is to make your interior designing and presentation process easier and tight connected with the latest 3d technologies. It’s aim is to deliver the best quality digital content for all the interior design professionals. Starting from all the design classics, going through the most iconic modern design furniture and ending with the latest design arrivals at the furniture fair stands It connect’s you with the only digital library that is dedicated to interior design.

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Design Connected models are being used by many of you, my blog followers, and for a good reason – They are the best!

Most of Design Connected models come supporting 3dsmax Scanline, VRay & Mental Ray as well as SketchUP, Artlantis, OBJ and a great FBX format that I have discovered work perfect straight out of the box in real-time too.

How to Enter

Simple!

Use the widget below to enter for the Giveaway and also to my Newsletter. Already subscribed to my Newsletter? Not to worry… it counts for the Giveaway and all of you can add more entries via Facebook & Twitter. Good Luck!

Each participant of this Giveaway will get a single model voucher – So you can get any model you like from the Design Connected catalog once the Giveaway has ended. It will be emailed to you icon wink Winner Announced: Design Connected Giveaway

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Submit Your Image

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing one or more of Design Connected models will end on September 15. Please send in your images by Clicking Here making sure you name the image file with your full name and serial number if you send more than one image as follows – first-last-##.jpg

Please also provided a list of the DC models used icon wink Winner Announced: Design Connected Giveaway

Big thanks to Design Connected for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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Happy Blog 5th Birthday! http://www.ronenbekerman.com/happy-blog-5th-birthday/ http://www.ronenbekerman.com/happy-blog-5th-birthday/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:18:37 +0000 http://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=26004 1. 2.. 3… 4…. 5! Five years ago today I sat in-front of a blank white screen and wrote A blog is born. I’m happy I did not ponder for too long and got this started when I did because this online blogging journey made a big difference for me and what’s more important – it […]

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1. 2.. 3… 4…. 5! Five years ago today I sat in-front of a blank white screen and wrote A blog is born. I’m happy I did not ponder for too long and got this started when I did because this online blogging journey made a big difference for me and what’s more important – it made a difference to many of you, my followers, as well. I know this from all the great feedback you been sending me during the past five years, which in turn fueled my efforts to keep going.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for doing so, and I hope we can keep this going for a long time more. As things slow down during August, most of you are probably out vacationing and taking time off with your family and loved ones and so and I wish you all the best and lots of fun. The month of August also marks the birth of this blog – This day 5 years ago to be exact! The blog kept growing and gaining momentum in the past year with the Facebook Fan Page passing the 50,000 mark this week. I plan to keep the momentum going strong, hoping I can celebrate many more such birthdays for this blog and keep providing you all the best place to find information, share & learn about Architectural Visualization.

This year I’m celebrating the birthday in partnership with my great sponsors and there will be a series of Giveaways and Promotions during the month of August entering September!

The Giveaways

Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect in the next 2 weeks… each one will have a post put up soon with more information about how the giveaways work.

Grant Warwick Promotion


You can get both of Grant’s courses at $50 off list price until the end of August. The bundle is also up for grabs this way and all students should know you always have a huge discount – just contact Grant on his site to get it.

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iToo Software Promotion

During the Blog Birthday, iToo Software are offering a 15% Discount on Forest Pack, RailClone 2 and the Bundle purchases of 1 year licenses until Sunday the 24th the 31st 23:59 GMT+2. Just make sure to use the coupon code BIRTHDAY5 at checkout or just use this links here (coupon code already applied to them).

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model+model Promotion

All my followers can enjoy a 15% discount at model+model by using coupon code : HAPPYRONEN on checkout icon wink Happy Blog 5th Birthday!

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AXYZ Design Promotion

During the Blog Birthday, AXYZ Design are offering 15% Discount on all store items until August 31st. Anima 1.7 just came out and in addition to current features, like simple crowd creation with hundreds of animated characters, and the ability to add escalators and moving walkways with animated people, AXYZ design is introducing some brand new features like A Collada Exporter that will allow artists to use an(i)ma with any 3d application that supports Collada importing. Animations can be imported as Bones, Point Cache (Mdd or Pc2).

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That’s about it for now… Short and Sweet. Stay tuned for the first Giveaway icon wink Happy Blog 5th Birthday!

And for great things to come during the blog’s 6th year… WOW!

Yours truly,

Ronen.

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