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Mr_Sanne

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Here is my latest render/ design for a loft conversion I'm doing for a friend.

I did leave the lights next to the bed on, because I like the effect on the wall. Even though I know it's not always realistic to have details like this.

Any honest feedback from you guys? 


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Wow, saw the lower view in your other thread.  What a fantastic project! This combination of materials never gets old and all your detailing is excellent... railing and stairs in the other image are beautiful.

Will we get to see the lower level furnished and rendered?

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If I'm honest, I don't think it's very realistic.

The viewpoint is artificial for a start which is always a problem because it means that your image will always look like a render not a photograph. If you want something that looks like a photo, you need to compose it like a photo.

Your image is over-illuminated, which means that the indirect lighting is washed out, which is making your image look too flat.

Those side lights are a problem. You say you like the effect on the wall, but with that much natural light, in that space, you wouldn't see the light on the wall. 

Have you added fill lights as well? You can't see where the primary light (the sun) is coming from. THere are hardly any shadows in the scene which is plain wrong.

It looks like you have made almost every surface reflective. The ceiling is reflective, which it shouldn't be. The timber is reflective - it shouldn't be.

You are trying to contrive your scene to look a particular way, but it's making everything look unrealistic, and every unrealistic thing magnifies the effect.

The detailing in the model is really fabulous, but the render setup unfortunately isn't.

You are trying too hard. Remove any fill lights, and turn off lights that you wouldn't be able to see on at that time of day with that level of light. 
If you want a realistic-looking render, you have to simulate reality.

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Thank you for the feedback. It is always good to get a trained eye to look at the renders. I think you get so caught up in your own bubble that you don't see the bigger picture.
I'll change the things you've mentioned and see how I can make it more realistic. 

Cheers,

Sanne 

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You should be able to get a great render out of this model. The level of detail really is excellent!

What also works well is to move stuff so that it looks 'humanised'. By this I mean that stuff isn't all perfectly aligned and orientated. I'm looking at the mirror in particular. It looks like someone with OCD lined it up with a laser [tongue]

This is why we built the 'Nudge' plugin. It allows you to randomise stuff slightly.

Also just to be really picky, because I'm like that [wink] - those sockets on the bare brick wall, how are the cables getting to the sockets? You would probably have surface boxes and conduit there. You have them above the bed...

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Speaking of nudge - the little bug we currently have in Nudge, where it does not work well with other extensions, has been fixed.  But it's going into V2.6.
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