Gary's kitchen was impeccably executed from design to composition, lighting, and post-processing. We loved the feel of the image, and the fact that the whole scene was built around the Podium Browser "Kitchen 03" cabinet/island set. The material properties and lighting showcase many of SU Podium's greatest strengths, and the close attention to fine detail elevate the image to near-photorealistic levels.
Here are the Podium browser components used to construct the basic layout of the kitchen:
The kitchen 03 set is used more or less as-is, the only modification being a slightly different paint color. Gary also adds a Podium Browser sink and faucet to the Kitchen Island next to the range. Most of the other construction elements and appliances are also from Podium Browser:
Podium Browser Materials:
Attention to detail: If you look closely, Gary has filled the built-in wine storage on the kitchen island with bottles of wine from Podium Browser. This sort of attention to subtle detail always helps sell an image and make the render feel more convincing.
Completing the kitchen:
With most of the scene in place, it's just a matter of populating the space with items from Podium Browser. The Podium Browser kitchen category is one of the most fully developed in the library with over 750 items in 12 sub-categories.
- 160 Sinks
- 80 Taps
- 10 Diswashers
- 30 Kitchen Islands
- 91 Wall/Misc. Cabinets
- 112 Base Cabinet units
- 37 Cupboards
- 8 Countertops
- 20 Refrigerators
- 38 Cooktops & Stoves
- 25 Misc Appliances
- 173 Accessories & Food
Furniture and lighting:
Kitchen items, accessories, foods
Electronics, plants, miscellaneous
The scene has no artificial light, so rendering is just a matter of setting a shadow angle and choosing a preset. For a space like this, the final render would most likely be completed with Interior High though Interior Bright High could be used if more light was needed.
Gary is also quite adept at post-processing. He uses photoshop to make final lighting, color, and contrast adjustments, though the same fine-tuning could be done in Podium Image Editor.