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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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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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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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Watch Model

Watch Model

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This project took about 14 work hours. All metal textures were made using custom written nk files and textures made using photoshop and substance designer. The model was originally made in maya, then I brought it into blender for particles and rendering. For the box, I used a hair particle system along with a base texture and the rope is fully modeled with twists. Advertisement style render was lit using HDR Light Studio and the final outputs were rendered using LuxCoreRender.

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Boat Railing

Boat Railing

Client: Spacegrade Composite Engineering

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Client requested visualization of custom made carbon fiber handrailing for their customers boat. Handrailing was to be made to same specs as the original boat railing, except made using carbon fiber and following motif with some other products using a chrome collar on joining tubes. This rendering was intended to be shown to the client prior to fabrication.

The initial model was made using Autodesk Maya. The model was then imported into blender for lighting using a combination of photo HDRI maps and maps produced using HDR Light Studio, then rendering in cycles using a material I specially made to mimic the look and behavior observed on the clients own carbon fiber materials. The material was made using a combination of practical and procedural textures made using substance designer. The scene was then finalized and composited using Photoshop.

Thoughts and Notes

Although not specifically asked of me. I enjoyed creating a quick composite render of the railing on the actual boat as I believe it adds value for the end customer. This came to me as an after thought but was an easy 45 minute project including holdouts and AOVs.

I phone photos are a pain to work with. The in phone stabilization changes how the sensor interacts with the lens and can make camera matching a pain.

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Perfume Bottle Lighting Study

Perfume Bottle Lighting Study

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This project took about 2 hours start to finish. Initial modeling was around 45 minutes and maybe another 30 for sculpting imperfections. I already have a lot of textures so it took around 20 minutes in photoshop just to tinker with them and get them to my liking, then the last 30 minutes or so was spent quickly lighting, rendering, and popping it into Photoshop to clean it up. I really love makeup and beauty project packaging and advertising. I really like the very clean look of it. A large part of material design and making things look more real is adding compounding imperfections that tell a story, but with things this clean, there is almost an expectation they will not exist, so to make it look more real you tell a story of how it was removed. Minor imperfections like fingerprints that you smudge out and lightly fade away until they are nearly invisible but just break up the light the smallest amount, a matter of one pixel here, a little less specular highlight there, small milling marks that I then intentionally retouch out to make it look more perfect in post. Little things so you maintain the perfection of a digital environment but are able to capture the natural feeling of an actual object in front of the camera. Also, backlighting is highly prized, since the product is glass, which I think is a beautiful and I love how light interacts with glass.

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Yacht Loop

Yacht Loop

Client: Spacegrade Composite Engineering

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Client requested visualization of custom made carbon fiber loop which is anchored at the back of a yacht, limo, or boat. This is a product that has already been fabricated so photos of real-world reference were made available to me, which saved me a bit of time. Total modeling and texturing time came to about 3 hours. Bright white background and studio lighting that maintained consistency with the warmth off the existing photo studio setup the client uses was expected.

At a later date it was requested to do a short video for the product as well. This was shot in 3 lighting setups, 4 cameras and took around 12 hours start to finish including render time.

Thoughts and Notes

Material went through multiple revisions as this was the first project with this client. This was prior to formally making a proprietary carbon fiber texture which accurately represents the specific materials used to produce their products.

The first 3 still renders were a rush job using basic carbon fiber which anyone can create easily in substance and needed to be produced over night so it obviously had a short deadline. I had substantially more time to produce the materials used in the video and I am much happier with the results. It was a difference of needing the render the next day and not needing it for a work week.

We have since developed a new carbon fiber material which will be used on all future projects.

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Modified Boat

Modified Boat

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I was hired to model and 3D render a boat from CAD drawings to display to a customer. This boat is a modification of an existing boat that allows for a wheel chair to be rolled in from the front. Although the CAD design was already made, besides it not being 3D modeled, making changes near impossible, it also was only the haul and the expectation was a visualization of the entire final product. Total project time came out to around 20 hours including render and post production time.

Thoughts and Notes

It was noted to the client that based on the drawing, I am not sure a wheel chair will be fitting through the front of this boat but thankfully this is just for visualization purposes and that is an issue that could be taken up with the CAD designer.

This was made using the first early stages the proprietary carbon fiber material made for Spacegrade. This specific variation I feel does not do the nuances of carbon fiber justice but the client was happy so I am also.

This specific boat model, unmodified, is actually very easy to find reference photos of but very hard to find good ones. It is not a boat most people post nice photos of or use in photo shoots so I actually found a seller and gave them a call to see if they had some more photos I might be able to see. They were nice enough to send over a few more photos they send to prospective buyers which I was able to use to build a more accurate final model.