Wednesday, July 16, 2008

V-Ray Tutorial, Lighting & Materials in 3D-Club Groups

Now Available! V-Ray Setting and Tutorial in our 3d-groups in yahoogroups/3d-club. Also available: Lighting IES, Materials and Mapping in 3D Studio Max. Join our groups now, and get V-Ray Tutorial file, IES Lighting File, Material & Maps File, and share pictures and info with our group members.

Monday, July 14, 2008

How to make a good 3D-Computer Image Rendering?

There are 3 things to make your computer rendering looks good in 3D Studio Max:
First, you must adjust the camera distance to make the view looks real. How to do that? Here’s the secret:
For interior camera:

Example you have 5 meter length and 5 meter width room. You must place the camera in the corner, and adjust the camera in about 1,5 meter height, and also the camera target 1,5 meter height, that is to make the room view from the human eye view. If you make the camera or camera target too high or too low, that’s make the room looks not real.
For exterior camera:
There are 2 different view for the exterior camera, from the bird eye view and human eye view. If you make a bird eye view camera, you can adjust the camera height by yourself. If you make human eye view, you must adjust the camera height in 1,5-1,7 meter (normal human eye), then you can adjust camera target depends on the building height, wether if second storey building (camera target about 4-5 meter) or a high rise building.
And the final tricks for camera, in interior or in exterior camera, you must adjust camera narrow and wide. In 3d studio max, you can adjust the camera lens bigger, to make the camera view more narrow, or adjust the camera lens smaller, to make the camera view more wide. Normally the camera lens is between 25-35 mm.

Second, is the lighting. Lighting is the most important things in 3D. You can use the radiosity from 3d studio max to make a real light, or you can use Mental Ray in 3d studio max. For more real light effects, you must use V-Ray Plug-Ins, as a plug-in in 3d studio max. If you not use it yet, you can join 3d-club, to learn how to use V-Ray in V-Ray Tutorial.

Third, the last one, is the surrounding area of the camera scene. In interior, you can add flower vas and other interior accessories. In exterior, you must place several tree, man, clouds, & cars in the surrounding landscaping. To make the surrounding looks real, there’s also a plug-ins in 3d studio max, RPC Plug-Ins. In RPC, you can add everything, from human, cars, trees, furnitures, and all other interior & exterior accessories. Just click, place it, adjust the size, and there it is!
Or you can add a real human, cars, and trees photos from photo editing software, like Adobe Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Benefits from Join Our 3D-Groups

If you join our 3D Groups in yahoogroups, you can have benefits, like:
-You can download file for 3D-tutorial or just sharing photos with our group members*.
- You can receive daily digest or even private email everyday, about our groups sharing information.
- and last but not least, you can meet and share within our group members, in the same field of 3D Design for architecture and interior.
(*= files and photos available in the end of July 2008)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

3D-Club Learning Center

If you’re in Surabaya, Indonesia, and you want to learn about 3D-Computer Rendering for Architecture and Interior Design, you can contact through email to our host. You can also join our 3D & Design community groups at yahoogroups (yahoogroups/3d-club).
Our 3D Courses Program:
- AutoCAD (Private Class)
- 3D Studio Max (Private Class)
- Quick Learning 3D (Private and Regular Class), you can learn completely about AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max for Architecture and Interior.
3D Club Learning Center is managed by A-Plus Design Consultant. Our company is experienced in 3D-Design for Architecture and Interior. You can see our company profile at:
Here is some of our 3D-Design Work:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

1st Sharing: Import Object to 3DS Max from AutoCAD

Revitt vs. AutoCAD

Under the same developer, AutoDesk, Revitt and AutoCAD software has its own specialty, such as:
- AutoCAD, is powerful tools for 2D Technical Drawing, because a lot of tools that you can use in 2D Drawing, from line/rectangle/circle, then you can modified it with a lot of modifier tools. 3D in AutoCAD also very flexible and have a precition dimension.
- Revitt Building, is depent on working speed. If you draw a 2D building layout plan, in the same time, you can also make the 3D from the layout that you make.