There are very few people who know me that wouldn’t pass comment on how particular I can be when it comes to presentation. And when I say ‘presentation’ I’m not just referring to interiors. Preparation of food and the actual placement of food on a plate also falls within this category. The phrase ‘OCD’ has been thrown around sometimes. Ok, so I like my food to look nicely presented on a plate. Is that a crime?!
Anyway, in my last post I uploaded renders of various rooms for a design concept. But I wasn’t happy with some of them. A couple of those renders were a little noisey and I know exactly why.
WARNING: technical stuff coming up…look away now.
You see, when you use an unbiased rendering application like Maxwell Render you have to be fairly precise when it comes to detail and I cut a few corners. Naughty, I know. An unbiased application will very accurately replicate the conditions within a space as to how it would look in reality. The reason a number of the images were noisey is because I didn’t incorporate enough lighting sources. So, in my quest for perfection I went back to the ‘drawing board’ (pun intended) to right a few wrongs. Yes, it’s difficult being me.
In the reception area for example, the only source of light were the pendant lights. This is a fairly large space with minimal natural daylight and in reality there would most definitely be additional ceiling lights dotted around.
This is how the render looked originally (i.e. rubbish):
This is how it looks now with additional lighting:
Then we have the fantastic close-up of the iconic Tolix stools, as they appeared in my original render:
And how they look once I’ve shone a little light on the subject (yes, I’m all about poor use of puns tonight):
And I’ve included this additional render of the (engraved concrete) reception desk because I kinda dig it: