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Is That a Photograph?

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    It is not enough to know how to create great 3D renderings. You have to make images that really sell, and to do that you need the knowledge of a photographer. This hands-on lab covers worthy architectural photography principals and explains how to apply them to 3D renderings using mental ray® in 3ds Max® 2014 software. In this lab, you learn how to translate good image composition, lighting, and staging to your renderings. We also discuss photographic phenomena such as vignetting, barrel distortion, glare, and other issues and describes how to fine-tune these photographic flaws to your advantage to create a rendering that really sells.

    Key Learnings

    • List 4 rules of photography composition
    • Create 4 photographic phenomenon using 3ds Max
    • Apply the 3 principles of photography to renderings
    • Identify good renderings/photographs from bad ones