It has been quite a while since I have posted anything bar the Autodesk Cover entry in the previous post. We have actually been quite busy which is a nice change in the Arch Viz world.
Below are the pieces I submitted for the Ronen Bekerman’s latest Architectural Visualization Competition. This is the second of the Ronen Bekerman competitions I have entered and I was lucky to win a place this time around too. The other was the Hover Challenge which can be found on this blog.
My entry won the best texturing category in the Open Category Awards. I am actually really proud of this as I did put quite a lot of effort into the texturing this time. I found the theme of the competition very difficult and it was a slow start for me.
There is a lack of life in my renders which was picked up by the judges and I would have loved to have had people in the renders but I’m not quite there yet – maybe next time. The life was supposed to come from the various items in the scene however this was not pulled off.
Everything in the scene I modeled from scratch except the snow covered trees which are from Evermotion. The autumn trees were modeled in Exlevel’s GrowFX and the snow was done using Snowflow which is a great little plugin.
Half of the Graffiti graphics were also done by me (the ones in the foreground). I used 3DSmax2011 with VRay 2.0. I used Forest Pro for the grass. The DOF was rendered in VRay.
Although I found the theme quite a challenge which I feel was reflected in my final images I still thoroughly enjoyed this competition and look forward to the next.
Congratulations to the winners - Once again there were some amazing work done. And of course thanks to Ronen Bekerman and the sponsors for another great comp!