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In one of the threads on skisouth's renderings, mention was made of particular Photoshop filters. I cannot find that post - if anyone can remember the filter or location of the post (related to ski south's vignette!!) or offer advice on other sources for filters the info would be appreciated. :-)
2004-10-18, 11:08 PM
What specifically did you need? Be glad to help... The tutorials are under Revit Rendering. There are several threads in the gallery...
Thanks Skisouth, - been to the threads in both locations - however what I was looking for was a comment someone made mentioning a particular Photoshop plug-in or filter after you downloaded your vignette (that is in the front-piece of the Gallery). A mention was made of a Photoshop outline filter (I use Paintshop 9 for imaging etc) for getting the line outlines. It was in a passing comment about Photoshop filters working in Paintshop and a particular filter.
Skisouth, I have never played with the techniques you use and I am fascinated by the work that you do and the results you achieve. I have started to do some work with bitmaps and photos for inclusion into Accurender and SketchUp etc but not in using the paint apps as a means of producing a finished presentation piece. Any assistance you would be willing to share would be great - for instance your tutorial was a perfect example of outlining a technique/method that I can (and I assume many others) mimic to learn. Thank you.
Your work is delightful - it moves away from pure rendered images - although they can be impressive like Marty's - however I know from my client's reactions that the more photo-real the rendering or the drawing etc the more confronted they are in the belief that the project is resolved and they have no part to participate in it.
I have got around that by plotting presentation work and free-handing over the images and drawings with felt pens and Copic pastels. Your work however takes us back to the hand renderings (at their best) which leaves something to the client's imagination - they can dream a little about what their project could be - I find this can be true for even the most hard driven commercial client.
So Skisouth, if you can provide recommendations on plug-ins and filters that you use, techniques that you employ - all are extremely valuable. Thank you for anything you can or a willing to provide.
2004-10-19, 02:11 AM
I have to agree, and Ski, after perfecting my rendering techniques, I am looking at PShop.
I use my renderings mainly for internal and promo purposes for the practice. The customer sees them only when it is time to slam-dunk the decisions, although they are done a long way previously.
Revit has created such a different way of working for me. The information deliverable at various times throught the design process has to be treated very judiciously to rationalise fee charging, keep the customer mentally engaged and allow them the emotional feelings associated with 'being involved'. Shaded views are good initially I find, if treated with care, and the new tools in Revit 7.0 will also fill a gap.
I just love the opportunity of having the rendering facility to confirm my view/vision of a project, and satisfy in my mind that what I am proposing is as good as it can be.
Ski, love your work.
2004-10-19, 03:41 AM
You guys are too kind. We're all in the same boat. I have a few hundred filters (mostly free downloads or included with other software), but everything I have posted uses standard (included with) Photoshop 7.0. I'm not into buying stuff to be buying it but I have searched for a "line extension/thickness variegating" filter, to no avail.
I will continue to post tutorials if they prove helpful to folks, but as we move further into Pshop, there's probably better tutorials out there than I can write.. I can tell you what I did to create a look, but as you guys know, you need a decent building to present too.
I'm here to learn, both Revit and other techniques to help me enjoy my architectural practice. So I hope that as you come across a great presentation technique - you'll share with me (us Reviteers) too :smile:
2004-10-19, 04:10 AM
Have you tried overlaying in Pshop exported hidden line drawings and exported renderings? I would think a black and white hidden line revit drawing, exported as an image, with some filters applied in Pshop as a layer, and then another layer of the same image rendered in Revit, as another layer in photoshop with some other filters....could turn out to be very nice!
2004-10-19, 11:09 AM
Phil Read used a similar technique here.http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=6728
2004-10-19, 03:30 PM
yeah, I remember that one! What I was thinking is using the hidden line view with some filters to get the 'hand drawn' look, then underlayer the color rendering with some watercolor filters.....I'll try some things in a bit!
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