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Tricorn Black


Concept

The house is inspired by traditional English Contemporary design juxtaposed in a tropical environment.

The goal was to utilize the high quality materials and fittings and introduce some modern elements such as the interior glass panels as well as bring in as much natural light as possible.


Design

The high quality materials such as the floorboards, marble and gold fittings had to be balanced against the exterior elements. This created a simple color palette of Gold, Black and Green. The timber finish for the floor also brings in the natural elements from the exterior such as the timber awning and natural lush.

The purple and yellow hues from Katarina’s painting on the wall was a useful way to break up the two areas of the house and also an opportunity to use a nice colorful element such as the Zebra plant. The use of the gold fittings and ceiling elements highlights the tall 3 meter ceilings and spacious kitchen cabinets.


Process

The interior design and paintings were provided by Katarina Kondelova, who I highly recommend for any 3D artists who need an extra eye on their projects.

I took a lot of inspiration from Kaylen Flugel Design and Mowery Marsh Architects as they had some similar color palette and design’s from their past projects which helped with some of the details of the image.

The background photography was sourced from Unsplash by the artists Cody Board and Ralph Kayden.

The Zebra plant textures were shot on my Canon 5D and color corrected using an x-rite Macbeth chart. These were put through the PBR process using Bitmap2PBR which takes only a few seconds to output all the necessary maps for 3D.

The statues and sea shell on the books were provided by Oliver Laric. These are Photogrammetry models, for those unfamiliar these are photos taken from many different angles which create a point cloud image which can be then turned into 3D geometry/mesh. These are also available to download from his website linked in the credits below.

All images are balanced using traditional composition methods such as Rule of Thirds, Phi Grids and the Golden Spiral. You can see my previous project which goes into more depth on this subject.

The scene is also available for download for 3dsmax/Corona here. It is completely royalty free, you can reuse parts of it or use it entirely for any purpose. You can learn from the scene; how the lights are set up, cameras, depth of field, lightmix, tonemapping, materials, textures and post production files all included.


Credits

Bitmap2PBR:

Images to Physically Based Rendering Utility

Acrylic Artwork & Interior Design:

Katarina Kondelova

Textures:

Lennart Demes

Textures.com

3D Statue Geometry:

Oliver Laric

Background Photography:

Cody Board

Ralph Kayden

Design Inspiration:

Mowery Marsh Architects

Kaylen Flugel Design

Perchgrand Chandelier

Garage Project Slovakia

Its about time I got my hands dirty 🙂 My girlfriend’s parents decided to renovate and build a new garage in front of their house which gave me a little opportunity to do some before and after render shots – as well as help out with a little of the carpentry.

This project wasn’t really about having a polished piece of finished artwork but about being apart of the design process – getting to work with the engineer on the plans, selecting materials, taking the before, during and after construction photos and even getting to work with my hands for a change.

Its rare that I get to see the end result of my projects in person but its was interesting to see the design changes that happen on the fly. The most noticeable one you can see here is the roof slope and the little window. The order is; before construction, the rendered image, after construction.

Bitmap2PBR Official Release

Bitmap2PBR Offically is available for public download!

This project began when I was converting my models into PBR setups for real-time rendering. I also needed a way to have the models appear the same when converting to other 3D packages and this was the best way to achieve consistency. After using it on a few projects Ive decided that it could be a useful tool for other artists as well and so Its now officially available for download.

You can see the promo video below

Download is available at the bottom of the page in the Store location.

Vanlife – RV Conversion

The Back Story

Me and my partner Kate left Australia in 2017 and moved to Europe. Once we arrived we decided we wanted to explore as many countries as possible, as well as be able to work freelance on the go. So we decided the best way to do this was to buy a Recreational Vehicle. It came with all the necessities but it definitely needed a make over. Kate and I worked on a design and then we spent 4 months renovating it with her family who are skilled craftsmen and women.

The Original Van

The original van came equipped with 2x 60watt solar panels, 100AH battery, a 40L fresh water tank, a 120L grey water system, a non functional sink in the kitchen, fridge, bathroom with sink and chemical toilet (unused thankfully).

The Renders (Design Phase)

We decided we wanted a white/light blue color scheme which would allow us to accent using other bright or pastel colors. We also wanted to remove the base paint colors (like a hatched-grey material) and replace this with a clean white slightly reflective paint, which will also help pop the timber and steel features of the interior.

The Renovation

We sourced as many materials as possible to match the design – the only area which didn’t end up getting much attention was the bathroom as we decided we would not need the shower yet as we would be starting the trip in summer and we have an outdoor shower that we could use in the mean time.

We also upgraded the power for the van to 220AH gel batteries, a battery monitor, a built in generator that connects the alternator to the leisure batteries for cloudy days/weeks, and a 600watt AC Inverter for the electronics (no do not plug a microwave into this unit!).

We installed a table that can be converted to a bed, removed the walls and floors for insulation and a timber laminate floor, built new shelves for the kitchen/living area and repainted the entire interior. We also built a fold up table that can be used for dining, a work area for the laptop or a drying rack for the dishes – as its built on the kitchen wall and the passenger chair can rotate around to use it as well. Kate hand-crafted the fruit net, we cut a magnet strip for knives, a spice rack above the stove and she turned one of her paintings into a fold out table that can be used for coffee while lying in bed.

If you would like to see some of our adventures of our trip you can check it out on @boonie.vanlife on instagram.

The Process

Since there was quite a lot of work done I think it may be easier to show you a few videos than all the photos taken during the project. You can view these below.

Industrial Zones

Industrial Zones can usually look a tad dry and boring so this was a fun little project to work on for Ipswitch, QLD – a waste energy recycling power plant. The concept comes from a German company called Remondis and is a great initiative to turn all waste products into energy for over 50,000 homes in the region. You can check out some of the visuals I did for the project below.

ABC News Article

I also did a warehouse in Melbourne which is in a similar vein recently and thought id keep the industrial zone work together.

Orabel Apartments

Working on lots of interiors lately so in the spirit of things here is some of my latest works with a few kitchens that were the focus of a new development going up in Melbourne on the water front. I love the interior designers choice on this project and the way they integrate the sea colours with their Scandinavian style apartments.

You can view the content as well on their website below:

https://orabel.com.au/

http://resimaxgroup.com.au/current-project/orabel-water-front/

Home Interactive Finishes

I was working on a great little project recently with a group based in Melbourne, producing some internal images for their interactive section of their website. The result was quite effective showing off the different internal finishes for their selections. You can check it out on their site below. Here is some selections of some of the interiors.

https://tickhomes.com.au/build-with-us/colourme/

Freelance News

News regarding my new living arrangement – I am now working remotely as a freelance archviz artist. I am loving the change of pace, in fact working on lots of new things and finally getting to R&D Railclone a lot more, I will post some free resources when I get the chance for any of those who are looking to get up to speed with Railclone – its fantastic! In the mean time I have produced a couple of new renders you can check out below. This is for a great client of mine who was looking for a photo montage of some new townhouses to go up in Melbourne.

Riverdale

We recently finished a 3 month project at Mazer. This was our first attempt at rendering animation with Corona, and it was a lot of fun to say the least. We had a full team on this one, I was the Technical Director and Stuart Wilson lead the Art Direction. A big thanks to the talented artists working on this – Andy Soria, Mauricio Coral, Tom Evans & Chris Edwards. Photography and drone footage provided by Urban Angles

Forestpro Fun

Over the last 12 months we have been producing a few masterplans & aerials. So we have been able to use forestpro and it makes the creative work a lot more intuitive and fun for the artist. We actually look forward to creating a garden design or just add variety to the environment. Here is a little evolution of our work at Mazer. Thanks to Mauricio Coral, Andy Soria, Chealse Vo, Stuart Wilson & Thomas Evans for your hard work on these images!