Console Freedom

Console Freedom

Another break from the norm, here on the Console Freedom renderings. These will be used by my clients marketing department in print and web.


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Crested Butte

Crested Butte

Okay, to tell you the truth, it took me awhile to warm up to the name. I enjoyed both the exterior and interior of this project.  The exterior homes are the same, but each with different colors made for a nice feel. The goal was to create a rustic feel, which hopefully I did. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know with a comment below.


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Wisconsin College Dorm Rendering

Wisconsin College Dorm Rendering

There were some challenges for this college dorm architectural rendering. A small space, with a small window and shooting towards the window; all problematic for us architectural illustrators, or architectural photographers for that matter. Although there were obstacles, hopefully all turned out good. If you have any comments or questions, please comment below.


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3DS MAX Perfect Lighting

3DS MAX Perfect Lighting

Okay, maybe not perfect, but it works for me. I use V-Ray's Sky-Dome with a V-Ray Sun to illuminate me exteriors, and interiors for that matter. Here, is a quick video showing you my workflow.

Several months ago I stumbled across this little script that saves a ton of time and it is called Find and Bind.  Basically, it creates the V-Ray Sky-Dome and V-Ray Sun, places an HDRI in both the V-Ray Sky-Dome and MAX's Environment slot; it also makes the HDRI MAX's view-port background. My example HDRI was purchased at HDRI-Locations, which is where I purchase all my HDRI's. Although the HDRI's are pretty expensive, as far as HDRI's go, they are the best ones I have found.


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3DS MAX Perfect Grass

3DS MAX Perfect Grass

If you are like me I try and try again to find the best workflow for each part of my renderings. Here, is my workflow for my grass. I am calling it 'perfect grass' because I have had many people ask how I am creating my grass, "it is perfect!".

We have come a long way! I remember when grass was one of the biggest giveaways that a rendering wasn't real. I tried everything under the sun and scattering seemed to have been the solution, except, it wasn't perfect. Before scattering it was pasting an image, which tiled badly without hours of post production work. Now, it seems like combining the old with the new is the key to the 'perfect grass', 

In this video I am using PSD-Manager and Forest Pack Pro, however, you can mask using many free plugins and to get the nice grass edge, you can use Photoshop's clone with a grass brush.

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House Plan Renderings

House Plan Renderings

This was a fun fast track project for a house plan company. Basically, if you don't know, you buy a set of house plans that you can build from, which reminds me of the old Sears catalog of the 40's and 50's (not that I am that old). The company already had a rendering, however, they were not satisfied with it, so they commissioned me to create a rendering for their new marketing campain.


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23 Carriage Mansion Rendering

23 Carriage Mansion Rendering

What a nice project to work on. The architect and developer were both a pleasure to work with, and the house is incredible, so it was an honor to illustrate. 

On this one opposed to the other mansions that I have illustrated, I went a little out there on the landscaping, but it was received well by the developer.  I did some internet searching for 'mansion landscaping' and I came across a few that had some beautiful flower beds, which I used as a reference for this mansion rendering. 


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Oldfield House Renderings

Oldfield House Renderings

These turned out nice if I don't say so for myself. All three houses are not built yet, which is why I was contacted and eventually hired; to help with their pre-sales marketing. The creative brief was that the houses had to look like they have been there for years; in a mature neighborhood. Hopefully, I pulled it off!


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Harbour Landing House Renderings

Harbour Landing House Renderings

Having worked on several projects with this Canadian developer, we have gotten down a nice workflow, so working through these house renderings have been streamlined. These will be used for pre-sales and marketing, which is awesone to beable to contribute to their sales and bottom line.


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Cullowhee Apartments Renderings

Cullowhee Apartments Renderings

Here, is some interior and exterior architectural renderings for a proposed apartment development at the foot of the Cullowhee mountian.


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