Mar 6, 2012

Rendering a Bedroom with Low Lighting Sources with Vray & 3ds Max


In this tutorial i want to show you how you can render scenes with a few lights in your scene, i want to show how to do it, because almost all the rendering tutorials that you see in the net they have a lot of windows or they use too many lights inside the scene, and this last thing can be tricky to do it and having a nice render.
This tutorial will be a easy way to learn this, it’s no something special is basic the same but with other tips, also i will show some material setup and rendering settings with the camera settings.
To start let me show you the layout of the lighting in the scene, you will see i am using a Vray sun & Vray sky, a small Vray light and two photometric lights combined with the Vray physical camera.
vray light and physical camera settings
The lights settings:
The Vray sun has the default settings, i just increased the shadow subdivisions and the turbidity,  check the settings:
vray sun settings in 3ds max
In the window i used a vray plane light to add more light bounces into the scene, and this is the setup for the this light:

In the two lamps i used photometric lights with ies profiles check the settings:

And the more important for me, the vray physical camera, for these renders i did some test and all the renders have been rendered with DOF, this is the setup:

And let me show some material setup, like fabric, wood flooring, etc…
White fabric
White fabric
Wood Flooring
Wood Flooring

Metal Chair
Metal Chair
Black Leather Bed
Black Leather Bed
Now let me show you the Render settings, i used Brute force, i did not recommend this method for fast renderings because i was using brute force with depth of field from the camera and this can make your render times more slower, but i like how they looks, i was trying with irradiance map but brute force can read better the details and the bump mapping, i don’t use the environment slot, this is empty.
Vray Render Settings in 3ds Max
Vray Render Settings in 3ds Max
And i did some changes in Photoshop, like Levels, Exposure, CA and some color correction with Selective Colors and Vibrance.
Also i want to show you some other ways to have realistic renderings and how to improve your lighting

2 comments:

jora said...

nice, could you please send me the preset for 3dsmax 2010 , jonathan.raka@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

nice, could you please send me the preset for 3dsmax 2010 , jonathan.raka@gmail.com