The release of the new version 3 of V-Ray for Sketchup has taken a bit of effort to incorporate into my workflow. There are many changes in how V-Ray handles materials the net effect of which has made large swathes of my existing models obsolete. On the one hand, the render engine that uses video […]

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Between the vacations the past couple months with my wife and kids, I still had plenty to work on over the summer. Here is an assortment of work I’ve completed recently, in a wide range of scales and styles. Marketing renderings for an apartment building with a complex stepped series of roof terraces. I’ll probably […]

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Sometimes there is a need for a softer look than what a photorealistic rendering can provide. Using digital watercolor (a watercolor image that is made on the computer instead of with paint on paper), I can provide a much looser look to engage an audience without the crisp detail that is a hallmark of computer […]

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It was fun to have both of these projects in process during this month. These two projects couldn’t be much more different. The first project is a single family residential that is on a heavily wooded lot. It’s a traditionally styled house with wood and stucco. The rendering is in a watercolor illustration style and […]

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My feature project for this month is a watercolor style illustration for a new home that is currently under construction. The builder wanted to have a marketing image that would show the house well, and it would have taken a lot of time and effort to clean up the site and get a good photograph […]

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