Here is a breakdown video showing you how to turn a summer render into a winter render like a pro.
Today we're going to deal with a recurring topic in architecture visualization: adding snow.
Even though you can do wonders in 3ds max (or whatever renderer you're using) to model and render snow, the more interesting thing here is to use the same base for both a summertime render and a winter time render
Here is a breakdown video following the draped art making-of you can find here if you haven't seen it already.
Project, images and video by : Horoma
The project is an art foundation in the outskirts of Strasbourg. It's a personal project I've worked on in my third year of architecture. The building is composed of an underground part with a library, museum and lecture theatre and a tower with copper-cladding emerging from the forest around it with apartments for the residents as well as meeting rooms. The verticality is ubiquitous in the concept hence the soil columns slicing through the space and bringing light.
The image here depicts the student hearth as well as the IT room upstairs with the atrium cutting through the space on the left side of the image. Since this tutorial is not about composition, we'll jump straight to what we're after : populating an image like a pro.
Here's my step by step workflow.
The project is a photography school in the port area of Nantes. It was designed by student Pauline Personeni at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg.
The project consists of a translucent box cut through by a large atrium connecting all the levels. [...]
Here's how I proceeded, step by step.