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sonictrumpet

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Hi guys, Just a little show of something I originally started doing many years ago in an architectural office: Design details being built from hand sketches. My first post some 7 or 8 years ago was pretty much the same thing but I've decided to do it for a little bit of fun outside work. I'm doing some step by step videos on instagram.com/detailsketcher as well so people can see how a detail is constructed or it's main components.

Hope you enjoy it; I'm slowly improving my textures, post-processing and lighting as I go, so I hope to improve the quality significantly over time. I mainly use the NIK collection in photoshop for tweaks, and the lens blur is done using a black and white fog export to create a layer mask to set the depth for the lens blur effect in Photoshop.

Test render2 copy.jpg  170109_Base Drawing model_Cleaned 2017-01-11 12035000000.jpg  ShanghaiDetail_Frame14.jpg  sequence 12.jpg  sequence 8.jpg 
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the secret is in the details... very nice.
what is the NIK collection you refer to?


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The NIK Collection is a bunch of free plugins from Google; Really useful for contrasts, sharpening, warmth and "filter" type plugins. They are really handy.
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Here's a before and after with and without the NIK collection and DOF.
Output1.jpg  Output2.jpg 

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These are just fabulous! Could I use them for our Gallery please?
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Super renders, these are really interesting, I love the idea and they look great.

Thanks for sharing.

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Nice details [biggrin]
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Beautiful constructive and detailed information!

Already following you on instagram! [thumb][comp]


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Wow incredible! So great to see those pieces so well detailed and rendered! I wish we had more of the sort [smile]
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Bigstick, it would be my pleasure. I'll be doing plenty more, so I'll add them as I go. Almost all the components in the background are browser components (with the exception of the dinosaur skeleton), all materials are from the browser as well. They saved a lot of time.

Thank you all for the lovely comments.
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There's an obsession with OTT detail here that makes me want to look at the architecture too [tongue]
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AMAZING stuff. I've been trying to convince myself that these aren't real... You cheated! 

Good stuff bro. Wonderful renders and a super eye for detail. Love every single render!

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It's not really aimed at the general public; it's a bit of learning for me and a great way to explore how buildings go together. Some 2d details are taken from detail books and magazines (yes, they are a thing) that are geared towards architects, engineers and designers and others are my own investigation, and i build them in 3d.

Having worked in a large firm as an under-graduate architect through to a full-time architect I was very pigeon-holed due to the size of the firm and became very good at producing quick massing models of buildings, site explorations and using podium with Sketchup was my day to day work. Now, this is more of a personal passion, and something that helps me to understand buildings going together, and hopefully appeals to the detail-oriented and for others to appreciate what goes into the fine details and role of architects and designers. 

If anyone has a suggestion how you think i could better translate these ideas from 2d hand drawings to 3d videos and stills using podium, I'd appreciate it. 

Lastly, I just uploaded another video to my instagram which I think may be getting closer to the vision.

Oh and check out these original projects, they are all amazing architects [smile]

m4v Aurland Lookout_Norway.m4v    

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Podium Walker - particularly the version that we are releasing soon with Iray will enable you to make movies. Quality is much better than the old version [smile]
Windows only unfortunately...

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I remember this company when I saw this renders, maybe it helps the way they make their presentations

http://fatpencilstudio.com/project/yaquina-bay-bridge/


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Yes, I thought of the new Podium walker! Unfortunately I'm running on a mac. I'll have to see what I can do to make it work. 

Oh and Fat Pencil Studio, that's fantastic. Thank you.
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