Image based HDRI lightning compared to alternative techniques
There are a variety of lighting techniques to use when creating an exterior light source for architectural interiors. Some artists like to use a standard direct light while others prefer a simulated sun and sky, such as the v-ray sun. While both of these methods are effective, I find that the lighting produced lacks the subtle imperfections and variations of reality. The most realistic lighting can be achieved by using image-based lighting. (more…)
3ds MAX and VRay Tutorial: Basic daylight interior visualization for beginners – Render like a photographer
This is Kanak and I want to explain you here exclusively on tonytextures.com how you can easily set up a daylight interior scenery in 3ds MAX by using VRay rendering engine with a bit of Photoshop correction of the RAW rendering afterwards.
I would love to call my approach rendering through the eye of a photographer. I think this is the best way for you to learn how to render without knowing a thousand of parameter. I will go through following steps to explain my method: (more…)
Here it is: Our free strip parquet texture for free! The texture has a pretty good resolution of 4096 px x 4096 px and covers a real live surface of ca. 2.00m x 2.00m. Thus you can use it easily also for texturing larger floor areas in your 3d interior architectural visualization. Thanks to the large real live surface that is covered by the texture an unpleasant tiling effect will be avoided. The wood texture can be downloaded for free here:
Especially for interior architectural visualizations you need high quality textures for furniture. A stylish designer couch will pimp every interior scene and can be found in nearly every rendering.
To give your rendering the final touch you need a high quality leather texture. This tutorial will show you how to create a realistic leather texture in Photoshop: (more…)
From time to time you need some more unusual texture material to bring out something special in your rendering. Maybe for a architectural interior visualization or a furniture design study. Therefore we present you today a rattan wicker texture for free download.
I have to admit that the image size of 512 px x 512 px is not that high like our other textures, but the level of detail is totally sufficient for most applications. In addition the texture is seamlessly tileable.
You can download the texture here for free by right click on the image: