Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

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Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by Ecuadorian » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:41 pm

Click aquí para ver la versión en Español.

In this example, the paper is a single face. It has no thickness. Make sure to apply the material to the front face and not the back face.

In SketchUp, apply the material Cladding_Stucco_White within the Brick and Cladding folder.
Now choose the Subsurface Scattering > Wax template in Twilight and change it like this:
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Your SketchUp view should now be showing a transparent paper. I've added a bamboo plant from Solo's garden pack on the outside so it projects a shadow on the Shoji screen. For the wood I used the Plastic > Shiny template; for the cups, Ceramic > Porcelain, and for the floor materials, Generic > Soft with some bump.
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Rendered in preset 09 for 100 passes (took 4 hours+ on my Dual Core). I raised the exposure a tiny bit to 1.1.
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The blurry background was achieved by right clicking on the teapot and choosing Twilight > Set camera target, then moving the camera to the desired position and adding a scene tab to render. Before rendering, in the camera tab in the render window I chose Camera F-number: 2.
Room and table come from the 3D warehouse.
Bamboo plant can be found in Solo's library of vegetation for SketchUp.
Before anyone points this out, the screens are called shoji, but the paper traditionally used in them is called washi. Nowadays there are shoji screens using other materials, including plastic.
If you have any tips to improve any material on the scene, feel free to post them.
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese-style rooms

Post by fymoro » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:33 pm

wow, very nice, thanks :)
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese-style rooms

Post by Chris » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:49 pm

Wow! That looks really great!

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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese-style rooms

Post by Ecuadorian » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:11 pm

As I said, shoji screens nowadays can use plastic instead of washi paper. Here's an attempt with the Realistic Glass > Plexiglass template, 350 passes in Preset Easy 09, exposure 1.5. I also changed the tatami texture and raised the bump in some materials:
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by Smiley » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:23 am

WOW!.. These are REALLY nice!.. ;)
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese-style rooms

Post by Frederik » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:11 am

Very simple, yet very beautiful...! Image
Ecuadorian wrote:I also changed the tatami texture and raised the bump in some materials.
A little too much, but what the h... they're beautiful any way... ;)
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by Mike1158 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:17 am

Thanks very much, quite stunning imho.

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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by archigrafix » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:20 am

tried your settings Ecudorian but doesnt work for me...
light pass through the window paper panels but I cant see the silhouette of the Bambou at all
Strange..?
I made this image in settings easy9 and after 68pass
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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by Fletch » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:29 am

Is the sun "projecting a shadow of the bamboo onto" the material as in Miguel's example?

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Re: Shoji screen for Japanese rooms / Pantalla shoji Japonesa

Post by Ecuadorian » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:02 pm

Yup, that's the ticket, I oriented the sun so the bamboo would project a shadow on the paper, and put the bamboo pretty close to the paper, actually.

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