OH! House

My goal was to limit post-production proces in this project to basic photographic methods.
Except the winter image most of the elements are full 3d (falling snow added in PS).
I started this personal project more than 2 years ago, but due to the lack of free time it ended on modeling.
Last time I decidet to test OTOY octane in some exterior work, so before testing on clients I decided to finish this personal work.

Frozen in time

Frozen in time – I made this project for Evermotion competition.

As a photographer I like very much work with long time exposures, using large or medium format analog cameras and take photographs from a few minutes to even one hour shutter speed time. Usually, for an everyday photo, it’s about 1/250 – 1/125 sec. I was curious if 3d render engines can simulate this effect from 3d scene with full motion blur feature ticked on. So I created 3d scene with animated water-related and after a lot of tests, I achieved the rewarding effect (see attached video).

It wasn’t easy and flexible like in real cameras but possible anyway. I used Cinema 4d and Octane linear workflow for rendering. The final image was tone mapped in Arion and edited in Photoshop and Lightroom. I would like to thank the jury for honorable mention for my project. Due to the fact that I created a detailed scene for final competition image I created a few more images to increase this project little bit more. Thank you for reading and viewing my stuff!

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The animation illustrates the planned extension of the Danish museum Ordrupgaard. The extension named Himmelhaven is created by Snøhetta Oslo. This animation was created using drawings and reference photographs from the site.

The visualization shows how the structure interacts with its surroundings and presents how the structure is perceived during different parts of the day, to showcase the architectural features as lifelike and as realistic as possible.