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This is a really competent basic render! 

It describes the design fairly well and looks realistic without being photorealistic.

You really need to use 2point perspective or change the field of view. Your perspective distortion is a bit extreme.

For improvement, you should use some post-processing, and you need to look at the details of your model. Some of the construction details are not at all convincing. It looks nice enough at first glance, but doesn't stand up to any level of detailed scrutiny.

I would also recommend that you use Julia Eneroth's Erode tool to make the ground plane more irregular.

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It describes the design fairly well and looks realistic without being photorealistic.

You really need to use 2point perspective or change the field of view. Your perspective distortion is a bit extreme.


The reason why image looks realistic without being photorealistic is the field of view of a camera - Nikon DSLR, I used settings to match a real lens that I have on my camera - Sigma with focal length 10-20, so it allow me to pull entire building into a picture  standing just 8-10 feet  away. It is a distorted, however it matches the style of all most of my real images in my portfolio. That was an idea and I liked the results.

However I agree with you on the details. Yes, some things, like large brick on socle does not look real, wood grain repeats itself exactly on most pieces, missing balusters on guardrails, roof shingles not matching the style of the home and don't look real, planks on facade look very flat, color of the house is not appropriate. And few minor things here and there. We didn't spend enough time there, for sure.

I never have time for post processing, it's time consuming process and for us (design-build company) those cartoonish looking images are more than enough to sell the work or the house. I normally sub out anything that require very realistic effect to a professional.
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Actually I disagree on post-processing. This is why we created the podium Image Editor. It's very fast and it has a decent range of image enhancement tools that anyone can use.

Every year I demo this at the AIA convention, and every year I show people how they can improve their images with pp and PIE in literally a few seconds. You will be finished before Photoshop would have finished loading [smile]

Try it, I think you'll be surprised!

I also disagree on the reason your image looks realistic but not photorealistic. The camera has nothing to do with it, it's about the softness of the light and the quality of your texturing.

To be really honest, this is the sort of image that my office produces the vast majority of the time - although we do tend to spend more time on modelling details.
It's realistic enough to give clients a really good idea what they will be getting, and also it shows how the various design features work.

Sometimes it isn't worth spending the time to make an image really photorealistic. It depends what you want. Getting this level of quality is normally fairly quick once you develop an efficient workflow.

I didn't mean to damn it with faint praise first time [smile] 

This is a level of quality many people would be really happy with. You've clearly spent some time with Podium and developed a level of skill to enable you to produce nice images that you should be happy to show off!



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3473363 vert adjust.jpg I had to see it with the vertical adjusted.  Hope you don't mind.
To each Their own, but I felt a little dizzy looking at your initial image.


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