3D & RENDER
 
A quick exercise made to match a photo.
Base images can be found at this LINK
To match the camera we proceeded modeling the kitchen first, using standard sizes, and then aligning it to the original photo.
 
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Once we fixed the camera we finished modeling the scene.
 
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General lighting was made using an HDR; after we added some vraylights to emphasize interiors and two spots to have shadows and highlights.
 
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Materials and render settings have nothing strange; diffusion, refl and bump maps and IM + LC as usual to render.
 
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This is the final render
 
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POST PRODUCTION 
 
The important part now is to try to replicate, and if possible improve, light effects and materials depth in the scene.
First we added a background that gives a bit of depth to the scene. The original one seemed a bit too claustrophobic.
 
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Some curve to sharpen the image.
 
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Now it is too saturated, so let's desaturate it, maintaining the basic contrast.
 
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We have lowered the yellow tones and balanced general room lighting.
 
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Closeup darker to better highlight the kitchen.
 
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Finally, a little bloom and vignette to add a bit of atmosphere.
 
final
 
RENDER VS PHOTO
 
rvsp
 
 
I hope you've enojed this Makeing Of!