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aeon38

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Hi everyone, it's been a few years since my last post but I wanted to see if any of you have had experience drawing and rendering thatched roofs like the one shown in my render below.  I have struggled to make them look realistic as you can see, has anyone any tips, also any general criticism of the render?  Thanks! FANGEN SC113520 DR1 3D1.jpg 
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Nice to see you back [smile]

That is some fabulous modelling and texturing!

The biggest problem you have is that you have not modelled the thatch realistically enough. If you look here and here you will see that the actual roof shape itself is a lot more curvy than you have modelled it. Get that right, and you'll have a much more convincing roof. If you haven't used the Roundcorner plugin yet, you'll love it! Also use it for the corners/edges of your stone walls. 

The other thing you can do to improve realism is to make your contact shadows better-defined. I do this by floating things a few mm above other surfaces they are not actually sealed to.

This means the pots on the gravel, furniture on floors, objects on horizontal surfaces. Even pictures, lights, mirrors etc on walls. Skirtings on floors.

These things always improve realism just that little bit to make renders instantly seem more convincing.

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Thanks very much Bigstick, some excellent feedback and advice there, I will definitely try out what you have said buddy. [smile]
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Nice render! I love the brickwork. 😉
Lately I've been busy with a house with a thatched roof. And I made a texture from some photo's. (see attached file)
A new thatched roof that is, but with a little PP you can turn it into old. It's not completely seamless, but it works for me.

Here's a 'of-the-shelf' render I made last week with that texture.
(I supply different levels of refine and this is one of the cheap versions)woning-rieten-kap.jpg

The Roundcorners extension is very helpfull as Bigstick suggested and take a look at the way the roof ridge is done here in NL.

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took a moment to make that seamless, maybe it helps guys

 

lovely roof system it reminds me of the palapas roofs in Mexico

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Needs a larger radius along all the edges IMO...
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thanks Andres.

@Bigstick, a small radius is possible if wanted.
take a look here: https://www.arceau.nl/projects/eigentijdse-rietgedekte-villa-2/
and here: https://www.arceau.nl/projects/eigentijds-rietgedekt-woonhuis/

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These all have a larger radius than you have used though [wink]
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