Jamie's image emerged as one of the favorites very early in the judging process.
The panel felt his image had some of the nicest lighting in the entire competition, the design was elegant, the scene well composed, and a strong use of Podium Browser's was enough to propel Jamie into the top spot! More than 80% of the components and virtually all the materials and textures in this image were from Podium Browser.
A good image starts with a good model, and you can see Jamie spent time modeling a convincing amount of detail into the construction elements of the scene:
- Walls are modeled with realistic thickness and proper face orientation. This prevents lighting artifacts and blotches during rendering.
- Small details like light switches and outlets are added from Podium Browser where appropriate, and enhance the image's realism.
- Shadow settings: 9:18 AM on September 20.
A small number of Podium Browser elements and materials have already been placed:
Notice that some of the components shown above look different in the final image. This illustrates an important point about Podium Browser—components from the library can easily be changed to suit your scene. Jamie has changed the color of the light switch, swapped the texture on one of the rugs, and mixed elements from several of the Podium Browser fireplaces. Material settings have also been modified on some of the furniture and light fixtures.
Dressing the scene:
At this point the foundation is already in place for a successful render, but there's still a lot of work to be done. Let's take a closer look at how Podium Browser was used to comlete the scene and bring the image to life:
Podium Browser furniture:
Note that the colors have been changed on many of these, most notably the chairs, which have all been painted black.
Podium Browser light fixtures:
Podium Browser Electronics:
Podium Browser decorative elements:
This might be the section that illustrates the value of Podium Browser most clearly. In addition to the above, there are 29 miscellaneous decorative elements in the scene from several different Podium Browser categories—cushions, potted plants, books, candles, boxes, and small sculptural components. Podium Browser eliminates the time-consuming process of tracking down or modeling all these items by hand: