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Lot2Edgar4 Front.jpg ideas for improvement? 
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Hi jlo,

Very interesting render! I like the dog [biggrin].
It seems you set an early morning sun. I think the background don't match perfectly with that light. Background seems to be too bright. You could also keep the same background, but with an afternoon sun. In this case, I would make a test with all lights off.
The stones around the house do not look very realistic. Could be better with more sun. Or perhaps you find a better texture.
Be careful of repetitive texture (i.e wood has the same patterns on both sides of the house).

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I agree with Corniflet. The background doesn't match the lighting. You need a warm dusk background for that time of day with the lights on. It could be really atmospheric!

The other thing I have trouble with is that coping for the stone wall. You have nice dark stone and dark timber and what in effect looks like a white stripe around the building separating them.

It's not detailed nicely and the colour doesn't match. There are no joints. You surely wouldn't cast that in a single piece, so in reality you would have joints. You can have cream-coloured concrete, and you can get it tinted. You can even use something like Keim Concretal Lasur paint. 

That white door and joinery would surely be better in a cream colour.

The render itself is otherwise pretty good ๐Ÿ˜‰

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ive actually darkened the sky already from the original podium sky but maybe making it more and darker blue along with the white clouds makes it appear that its more in the middle of the day? i cant exactly put my finger on why its off but i agree. i think maybe that everything else in proportion is darker or maybe the sky is too saturated.  do you guys have an example of where to go with it? 

The white stripe is a some kind of white to near white limestone from my understanding but maybe i can give it a little grain in the texture or give it a slight yellow/creme color. Do you mean joints in the coping specifically? How far apart would the joints be? (ill google as well)

ill include the raw render.



thank you both for the feedback so far! 

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Open one of those garage doors and let's see the Porche...[smile]
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Pretty close! i have a Nissan 350z and an Audi in there - both very Porche like ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lot2Edgar4BirdsEyeFinal.jpg 
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The coping units will be made in specific lengths to make them convenient to handle by hand. The length will depend on the weight, which will spend on the thickness, but typically they won't be any longer than 60cm which is around 24". Another common size is 40-45cm, which is around 16".

I honestly can't see the point of using pale cream limestone here. First of all, it's expensive, soft, and porous, and usually needs sealing. I have cream limestone tiles in my bathroom and they need special chemical treatment to seal the surface. I had to seal them twice. Once before grouting, and once after.

Limestone comes in a range of colours, including some darker shades which will work better with your cladding. Ideally the coping colour should no paler than the palest colour in your stone wall. Logically - it ought to be the same type of stone.


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Alright, Round 2!
ive confirmed a white limestone but it may have a light grey appearance. I was told they are in  20" lengths.  i don't pick em, i just visualize em [wink]
thx for the detailed info bigstick!
i believe i made all the changes accept the door color change (along with some other tweaks). thoughts? 
Lot2Edgar4 FrontStylize2.jpg 

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That's better [thumb]


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TY! 

any other recommended improvements or thoughts? 

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Different pp, and leave the lens flare to others [wink]
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You should see the reference images that I was asked to replicate the look and feel from [wink]
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Ah - yeah, I see what you mean, just post the versions without here [tongue]


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I would try some Nik filters on the PP render

my usual workflow is adjustment layers:

- brightness/contrast

-levels

-sometimes curves (when I'm the mood)

- exposure

-vibrance

-Hue/saturation

-color balance

I need to have very specific presets for different types of renders (because I'm color blind, my wife sometimes tell me "hey that stone is green or blue etc...." [frown] she is the specialist in color )

and then Nik filters start experimenting and check this tutorial:


 

you will see the difference John


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thx arq (and everyone)!
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