Making Of Center For Cancer And Health - Nord Architects
Our first work with Corona Renderer 1.5 was very successful, especially in terms of the speed of "Start Interactive" and Lightmix. Another benefit that we liked is that it allows you to change Vray materials and lighting in seconds without any difficulties.
The project scene is not very big. We have created a plan for the building on the left. To distribute the vegetation around the building, we used the Itoo Software Forest Pack for the trees on the right side of the object, as well as for the grass and asphalt. This time we also used models from the Evermotion collections for the main trees.
It was a really difficult stage due to the lack of CAD drawings, different heights, window sizes, and non-linear positions. All of this has made this phase slower than usual.
We perform lighting with HDRI. We also set a direct light at the brightest point of the HDRI. This time you will not be able to estimate the direct light (working like the stage sun) except on the roof and the planes on the right side of the building.
In addition, we used Coronalight as an interior lighting plans. At this moment, Lightmix was very helpful in pre-matching the intensity of each room inside. We also added two red lights to simulate the light of lamps.
The two main materials were made in Vray, we took into account some tutorials by Adán Martín, and converted them using the «converter» tool.
We add the «CoronaCameramod» modifier to the physical camera to work directly from there. There is a very useful option that allows you to work from a framebuffer that affects all cameras, but this time we decided to work directly from the cameras.
We used the default Corona configuration, which was sufficient for us. We just set the render to 100 passes. We used a 32GB Intel Xeon E5 3.50GHz with NVIDIA Quadro k4200 graphics supplied by Azken Muga as hardware. It was a scene without extra polygons or great complexity, but the truth is that we were surprised by «Start Interative», it worked quickly and did not cause us any problems.
The preconfiguration of light sources in Lightmix speeds up project time. In our work scenes, it is very convenient to make corrections received by the client (color correction or lighting), to do this part of the work much faster and more efficiently with Lightmix.
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