fendervox
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New Security Gatehouse Building

Tue 12 Sep 2017 07:36

Here are some views of my latest project.

Regards.
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kgriffith
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Re: New Security Gatehouse Building

Tue 12 Sep 2017 16:05

Very nice! I particularly like backlighting in the first image, which is not only dramatic in itself, but nicely highlights the building design.

Question: how did you do the pavers?

fendervox
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Re: New Security Gatehouse Building

Wed 13 Sep 2017 07:58

Thanks KG.

For the pavers I used a standard paving shader with bump map. Then I overlaid a "patchy" texture over that and played with
the bump, transparency and shininess/reflection sliders. I am not 100% happy with the result yet.
I achieved better results in a earlier render (see attached) where I used a slightly different method with tarmac instead of pavers.
If I remember correctly I created a tarmac shader incorporating a reflection map that allows for certain areas to be more reflective
than others.

Regards.
Jaco.
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kgriffith
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Re: New Security Gatehouse Building

Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:47

Again, very nice!

How do you get the reflection map to not be repetitive? It is very realistic and convincing.

Also, are you using HDRI backgrounds? Or did you model the buildings that are being reflected in the façade?

Thanks,
Karl

fendervox
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Re: New Security Gatehouse Building

Wed 20 Sep 2017 06:09

Hi Karl,

I have attached the reflection map I've used. It has an alpha channel that must be activated.
I also set its transparency to almost half with reflection and shininess to max.

If you make the map large enough you won't pick up the repetition.

The reflections are models but I used HDRI for lighting and background.

Regards.
Jaco.
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kgriffith
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Re: New Security Gatehouse Building

Sun 24 Sep 2017 14:26

Thanks, Jaco. I will give it a try.

Karl

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