MAKING OF ”WHITE KITCHEN” SCENE

INTRODUCTION

I made this ”white kitchen” scene more than two years ago to get some practice with Corona render as I’d just started to work with this render engine.

Because I still get questions regarding this scene I decided to write a making of it.

The images were created using 3D Studio Max for modeling, Corona Renderer as Render Engine and Adobe Photoshop for Post Production, only to adjust the lighting (exposure, contrast, etc).


FINAL RENDER 1

FINAL RENDER 2


INSPIRATION

When I first saw the pictures Marie Olsson Nylander’s villa in some digital magazine  I fell totally in love with it and  thought it would be nice to recreate it in 3d.

So, searching the net I found more photos to use as references and plan of this beautiful house.

 

making of white kitchen scene with corona render

MODELING

First of all I assigned the reference picture as the viewport background and used Perspective Match tool to setup camera orientation.   Here you can find more detailed article  about this tool.

Then I recreated the walls according to the reference plan. I just used a boxe to create the  rooms, modified with Edit Poly method.

making of a kitchen with corona render

I didn’t spend a lot of time on 3d modeling. As you can see the models are very simple so modeling process was pretty straightforward. The beautiful lilac bouquet is from Mikhalenko  free 3d models collection  vol.01.

making of a kitchen with corona renderHere is the kitchen scene overview :

making of a kitchen with corona render

LIGHTING

At this stage, I added portals to the window holes, assigned clay material (simple CoronaMtl with RGB180 value) to the geometry,  and experimented with basic lighting. The lighting setup was very simple – Corona Sky produced soft blue natural lighting and Corona Lights for the ventilation hood lighting and spots added warm light to the scene.

making of a kitchen with corona render

making of a kitchen with corona render

Here are the general lighting setup settings…

CORONA SKY SETTING

making of a kitchen with corona render

CORONA LIGHT SETTING – THE HOOD AND SPOTS

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 MATERIALS

Most materials in the scene are pretty simple, so I will show you a few shaders that in my opinion are the most interesting.

CUPBOARD

making of a kitchen with corona render

FLOOR

making of a kitchen with corona render

TAP

making of a kitchen with corona render

PLASTER

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KITCHEN FRONTS

making of a kitchen with corona render

NOTE: In this scene I used pretty high diffuse values for ‘kitchen fronts’ and ‘wall plaster’, it was two years ago and I just started to use Corona render.  Now I usually keep albedo of  materials under RGB190.  More about albedo you can read here.

RENDERING SETTING

The render settings were left at default values.

 

making of a kitchen with corona render

CLAY RENDER

making of a kitchen with corona render

RAW RENDER

 

POST PRODUSTION

Then the final stage was the post processing, just to  bring up colors, adjust contrast, etc.

I hope this little making-of will be useful for you!

Thanks for your attention!

 

 

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