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Hi guys

I’m starting a personal project (new kitchen I hope). Anyways, since the podium browser has grown tremendously since I bought my license 3 years ago, I decided to try and render one assembly kitchen in an existing space from another project (walls and ceiling). I imported three assemblies (kitchen, dining and exterior living space) and a few other items from the browser. I did not modify any bump or reflection, just the wood door colour. I made a few adjustments while making test renders and here’s the final result. I wanted to see what could be achieved in very little time using already made items. Note: this was rendered with V2.5 using an interior high and interior high hdr preset, and little PP in PIE.

KITCHEN_high.png  KITCHEN_hdr.png 


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These look great. 
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Looking good!

Personally I would lighten the black on the chairs (most blacks in terms of fabric tend to be a dark charcoal colour) and use the Nudge plugin to randomise the chairs a tiny bit to humanise the space a little.

Your beams also look slightly reflective, I think that in this space they wouldn't be.

It's important I think to adjust Browser materials to suit your scenes. Lots of the wood textures are slightly reflective for use on furniture, but with raw timber like this, you probably wouldn't have any noticeable reflection at all. Even if you waxed the timber, it probably wouldn't look reflective.

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I like the lighting you have accomplished in this big room.  Very nice.  In general I like the layout of this big room and material setup.

I can think of one thing that might make the kitchen chairs, dining room chairs, look a tiny bit more realistic or organic.  The chairs could be slightly rotated to make the arrangement seem a bit more "human".  There's a free plug-in in Podium Extras call Nudge that could randomly rotate the chairs very slightly. 

We (Cadalog) tend to make the assemblies items aligned perfectly where in reality chairs are never aligned like that.

Also, you have the freedom to change the material properties if you like.  As a default, we make most of the reflections blurred.  But sometimes reflections look better not blurred.  The refrigerator, stove vent, counter tops look a little dull...but that's just the way we designed it.  But you could experiment with the material properties.

Here's a rendering inspired by yours.  In this I'm using the new Farrow and Ball Color paint for the wall. These are quite nice (created by Big Stick).  Also, I switched out the hood above the stove with a different one from Podium Browser. 
I also changed the reflection for the counter top. kitchen-studio4.png  This one I modified the temp in PIE
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Thank you for the comments

Completely agree  (i.e. black chairs, wood reflection, chair alignment and customizing).

Actually a strong believer and adept of the concept of perfection through imperfection. Customizing is my favorite part of the modeling process but I tend to go overdo it sometimes (too much bump, to reflective, weird colour, etc.). So I guess this is an exercise in restraint for me and how to chose wisely on what to modify and customize.

Will post other renders after a bit of customizing.

Really like the new F&B colors, they have a deep velvety look.

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I have F&B paint in my house [wink]

Beautiful colours, but not cheap unfortunately, that's the excuse I use for not having finished decorating my house in 15 years [rolleyes]

There are some new ones I noticed today actually, I'll have to get the RGB colours and build some more...

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Yeah putting the F&B paint colors in was a really great idea! 

Not an interior designer, but I imagine it will be very useful to have a bunch of real-world swatches to choose from and reference palettes to look at.  Their lookbook site is a good resource:  http://us.farrow-ball.com/room-inspiration/content/fcp-content


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@JF, do you mind if we feature one of these on Facebook/Instagram? 

Will credit however you want, and let me know if you have a site or portfolio you want linked Thanks!


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Nice render JF and Dave.

A lot of our clients use F&B colours, until now I have just been making my own Farrow and Ball colour swatches to use for rendering, so great to have them all in the Browser.

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Here’s a progress image... I changed the following:

-When I saw the F&B card room green colour, I knew I had to try it.  I think it enhances the country style of the kitchen So, I used it on the cabinets and put a 1% reflection.

-Changed the dining chairs to more ‘comfy’ ones to go with the kitchen

-Also changed the floor material. I really like concrete but I wanted to show the slate floor which, from experience, renders well and looks natural

-The rest of the changes are minor adjustments to reflection, colour and object positioning

Obviously, this is a more ‘personal’ image. I did set a time limit to makes these changes. At this point, I would take a break from the image and look at elements that I would want to correct and improve. I think using one of the HDRI backrgrounds and HDR tonemapping from V2.6 would be something I would like to try  (when I download it[smile])

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@bigstick Same here, been finishing the house for more than 13 years now. In my case, I think the expression the cobbler always wears the worst shoes would apply, in part

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I've been doing some more decorating recently, this weekend I stared painting the bathroom, got 2 walls done with 2006 Great White, and then realised it was the wrong colour and that I should have been using 230 Calamine.

Lots of swearing, wife not happy...

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Those are quite different colours Jim, was it because of you being colour blind or not listening to what your wife had told you she wanted in the bathroom ! [biggrin]
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Well, that would be a good excuse, but unfortunately, the truth is that it was simply stupidity on my part!
Something I’m going to be reminded about a lot over time [wink]

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