3D Visualizations are gorgeous, especially when made by professionals. A while ago we’ve published an article about Architectural Rendering benefits and this time we’ll focus on what makes a CGI image a masterpiece. Creating a render and adjusting lighting is not enough to make it photorealistic. Similarly to traditional photography, a good product can be enhanced further by post-production. It’s important to keep it subtle – “too much” can ruin the image. As for what effects you should use, our 3D Artists decided to share their secrets to photorealism with you!
3D Visualization Editing Tricks
#1. Color Correction
Let’s start with a big one. After finishing your 3D Visualization, run it in Photoshop applying color correction. It is important to make colors look natural, not just taken from default palette. Even slightly changing Levels or Curves can make them and their hues more vibrant and photorealistic.
#2. Depth of Field
Blurred background is an easy effect to learn, but it’s quite effective. First of all, it gives the Visualization a feeling of being shot with a professional camera. It also helps isolate important items and bring attention to them. It can also work wonders in 3D Animation,
Any quality-driven Architectural Visualization company always reminds their employers that there are no sharp-edged objects in nature. One of the common mistakes of beginner 3D Artists is leaving models’ edges as they are – and this really ruins their feel! So bevel them after finishing project rendering and texturing. Photorealistic 3D Visualizations are all about detail, and small touches like this can make them truly shine.