Modern Kitchen

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burkules
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Modern Kitchen

Post by burkules » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:04 am

Hi guys,

A render from a project i was working on a few weeks ago. Still doesn't quite feel 'there' to me.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome!

Cheers

Adam.
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Mike1158
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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by Mike1158 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:16 pm

Not bad, you could increase exposure in post pro and/or have a lighter ceiling. :hat:

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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by Fletch » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:01 pm

Looks pretty good! :^:
I would fix the verticals, and maybe play with the sun brightness, give it some contrast, and color correction.
The blacks are too black. You should put blacks at 10% grey, not 0%. same with any color, 90%, not 100% saturation.

What do you think?
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burkules
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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by burkules » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! Really appreciate it.

Fletch - your version does look a lot better, yeah! Could I ask you what exactly you did to tweak it? And also what you meant by fixing the verticals?

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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by Fletch » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:46 pm

burkules wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Thanks for the feedback guys! Really appreciate it.

Fletch - your version does look a lot better, yeah! Could I ask you what exactly you did to tweak it? And also what you meant by fixing the verticals?
I used photoshop Lens Correction to fix (straighten) the verticals and then a set of plugins by Topaz Labs for Photoshop, specifically "Adjust" by Topaz. There's a quick button called "Relative Contrast" which instantly improves many renderings.
Then "Exposure" adjustment layer in Photoshop to boost the bright areas to look more proper contrast with the dark areas of the image. Then a different "Exposure" adjustment layer masked over the windows to brighten the exterior to look relatively brighter.
Then a color adjustment to desaturate the image a little after all of the adjustments.

It sounds like a lot, but really about 2 mins.
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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by RTD Laboratories » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:01 pm

Pretty good :^:

Besides the things Fletch said, the back window looks really strange. Like as if there is no light coming through it, and I would expect to see at least a faint reflection of it on the cabinets and such but there is none. Just looks really odd to me :!
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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by burkules » Wed May 01, 2019 9:45 am

Fletch - thank you very much for the pointers!

RTD - cheers for the feedback - would you recommend a sky portal or something outside the window? The only external lighting in the model is the sun (and I suppose something from the background). I've seen quite a bit mentioned about using invisible emiters etc - do you think that would be the right way to go?

Cheers

Adam.

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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by Fletch » Wed May 01, 2019 1:35 pm

Adam,
Did you use "spherical sky" mode or "background image" mode?
I'm presuming "spherical sky".
I think what's happening is that your materials for ceiling, floor and counter tops are all too "flat" or "matte" and you could try something a bit more reflective/glossy.

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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by burkules » Thu May 16, 2019 1:19 pm

Sorry for the slow reply on this! Haven't had much time to spend on this and just squeezed a few hours and renders in over the last few days.

Fletch - yes I used spherical sky mode.

So following all you kind folk's feedback I upped the brightness of the background, slightly increased sun strength. Upped pretty much all the surfaces' reflectivity (although the floor is on the 'polished concrete' template with 100% reflection it still doesn't reflect much! Still yet to look into what's happening there) and upped the exposure...

bit of set dressing and fiddling around with some post think I'm getting somewhere with it.

Again any thoughts or comments very welcome!
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Re: Modern Kitchen

Post by burkules » Thu May 16, 2019 1:21 pm

...one more it wouldn't let me attach to the last post :whoot:
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