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Cologne Bottle

Cologne Bottle

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3D Arch Viz Portfolio Product Visualization

Arch Viz Night Interior

Arch Viz Night Interior

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A few days ago I was helping on a photoshoot where it was snowing and was thinking how cool it would be to do an Arch Viz render with a snowy scene. I wanted to do something relatively quick so I used a chair model I used for another scene, retextured a book model I had, and used Marvelous Designer to make a blanket and curtain. Total work time including render was around 4 hours. The render came out very noisy even using light portals and bidirectional path tracing at nearly 9k samples. I considered using denoising but the problem then became that the denoised image was incredibly blurry. I decided in the end to use a mix of the 2 so I wasn’t sitting on the project for a week since I wanted this done in 1 day. I took the 2 layers into Photoshop and blended them together until I got something I liked and then using camera raw pulled up the texture slider and sharpening just to give it a little added boost of clarity back. I will likely revisit this project again in the future as part of a larger scene where I will spend a little more time on the sampling problem.

Thoughts and Notes

The blanket knitting is actually modeled. I likely could have gotten away with a displacement map or bump/normal combo perhaps, since there is a particle system as well, but I really wanted the added realism of the knitting so I modeled out a repeatable loop and arrayed it in both the X and Y direction and then applied the blanket from Marvelous Designer as a deformer for the now knitted blanket so it would take on the shape of the fabric.

The lighting wasn’t behaving from the HDRI how I wanted it to because of a bunch of street lights in the way so I added some nodes to filter out the yellow light and made the film transparent so it would only emit blue light into the scene. I also added a low intensity sun lamp which was also emitting blue which I could make directional and gave it the same light angle as the moons reflection angle which yielded good results. I then comped the new background in afterwards in Photoshop.

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Tom Dixon Eclectic Kitchen Set (Kit)

Tom Dixon Eclectic Kitchen Set (Kit)

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Image Optimization Photo Editing Photo Retouching Portfolio

Bridal Gown Retouching

Bridal Gown Retouching

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3D Portfolio Product Visualization

Carbon Fiber Chair Concept

Carbon Fiber Chair Concept

Client: Spacegrade Composite Engineering

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Concept for a lounge chair modification. Tasked with finding different household furniture or appliances which may be modified with carbon fiber. This specific design is a common luxury lounge chair which is also highly sought after so I felt it may fair well with a carbon fiber finish. Model by Poliigon. Carbon fiber material and some other textures were made by myself.

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Limi – The Best I Ever Had

Limi – The Best I Ever Had

Client: Limi

Project

The primary objective for this project was to shoot and retouch the cover photo. Minimalistic was the goal, so we spared all the extra typography and things and kept it clean with just a good portrait that we felt matched the vibe of the song as best as possible.

Thoughts and Notes

Due to COVID-19 restrictions I shot and edited this photo start to finish myself with the help of one other person. We used a makeshift lighting setup with a car with the high beams on. Shot at 400 iso, 1/80th of a second at f1.8 and stabilized on a monopod.

We did this shoot at around 10pm; due to the low light, autofocus was usable but ineffective so this was mostly a game of tinkering with the focus ring, getting a lot of shots, and just hoping some came out clear. Thankfully this one came out pretty good and we are all happy with the results.

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3D Automotive Personal Projects Portfolio

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

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Lighting study each demonstrating single soft box lighting incorporating a gobo. Model by “Dopeless” on Blendswap with some changes to topology by myself. Carpaint material and autoglass material remade by myself.

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3D Automotive Personal Projects Portfolio

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

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Model by “Homer3D” with some changes to topology and remodeled parts. Carpaint materials and plastics by myself.

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Diamond Ring

Diamond Ring

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30 minute lighting study for jewelry product lighting.

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Facial Moisturizer

Facial Moisturizer

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This is a study for basic product visualization. Total project time is roughly 4 hours. Modeling and materials took around 3 hours, textures and materials about another 45, and then some simple lighting on each side to highlight the label and illuminate the serum was pretty basic only involving 2 lights and a flag.

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