Architectural Visualization: Living Room

That’s quite some heading. Say aloud five times in rapid succession. Where was I? Ah, yes. This was the first graded assignment I was handed after a couple of months at Noroff. The criteria were the following:

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  • Theme: Architectural Visualization
  • Reference: Real life photograph, approved by a teacher
  • Goal: Match the reference fairly well and go for photo realistic
  • Time frame: 4 weeks
  • Tools: 3ds max 9 and Photoshop CS3
  • Render engine: Scanline, Mental Ray or V-Ray

[/list]I went flickr hunting and finally decided on this reference image. As I had previously used V-Ray for the dining room, the choice of render engine was an easy one.

Some WIPs:

Project DVD:

If I had more time, I would have worked more on the fur, fixed the weird carpet pattern and found better textures for the stool among other things.

The project earned me an A grade and won a competition connected to the assignment with almost 60 contestants.

Edit: And 4 years later, I thought I might give this thing a quick retouch:

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