In this exercise, you will work each channel of the image you rendered in Previous Exercises. You will also combine other imagery from the web or our course website to create a representation of your design. The strategies employed in this exercise will vary based on individual imagery and I will demonstrate many different strategies for post processing.
- Note: While the exercise above is optional/suggested for today, you may instead choose to work on your final renderings for Assignment 205. You should, however post a rendered image of your work from today and tag that work with Exercise 229 to get credit for today’s exercise.
Part 1: Z-Depth
- Follow V-Ray 8.31 [Z-Depth] to set up a proper Z-Depth chanel before rendering. You may wish to do a small rendering to test to make sure the Z-Depth looks appropriate [This will be demonstrated in Lecture 229]
- Render your final image in high quality.
- Save your image and all chanels to your flash drive.
- Follow Photoshop 1.25 [Z-Depth] to adjust the focal length of your final image.
Part 2: Adding the Background and Collage Elements. (The steps below can be done in any order)
- Find images of people/animals/etc. to inhabit the space. You can search the course website repository (Collage Elements section under the Resources tab) for images or you can find your own.
- Place these images in your rendering and scale them appropriately. Remember to adjust for your horizon line and make the people properly sized for the perspective.
- Find an image that approximates the landscape in your rendering (This could be a grassy field, rocky cliff, etc.) Place this image in your drawing where the landscape should be.
- Use the Polygonal marquee (or create a curve in the curve window and draw with the pen tool) and delete parts of the image that don’t fit with your image.
- Use the clone stamp tool with an appropriate brush (if grass, use the grass brush) to make your texture overlap your building. This will add realism to your rendering.
- Add additional trees, shrubs, brushes, etc. where appropriate.
Part 4: Finesse & Final Image
- I will demonstrate a number of optional techniques in lecture. You can perform these by following tutorials mentioned.
- Use File>Save As to save your final work. Post this work to the course website. You should comment on 3 other students’ work.