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what software do you need the plug in for?
If you're a total beginner with 3d then maybe you can get first results with Sketchup and then edit with PS and Illustrator.
If you want to learn and have something to develop yourself further on I recommend starting with Cinema 4d. But it takes some time to learn and understand.
It really depends on how often you need it, how detailed you need it to be and how much time you can spend on this. I'd try building a base with Cinema, render it out and then add the blurry smoothness and the interface in PS later on.
- Agreed. This looks like it was done in SketchUp, except for some of the soft shadows.monospaced
- I say it's done in illustrator, straight up 'hand drawn' perspective...the 3d is probably unnecessary work step for this illustration.uan
- I have model in 3DS Max, and I know how to render a nice realistic image. But no idea, how to get such a result without spending hours on retouching..Mezzanine
No kidding, when I first glanced at the title of the thread in the list out of the corner of my eye, I thought it read, 'Help to find a penguin'.
That's all I've got for you. Sorry.
Or there is this, seems to get some quite similar results.
Looks like a Bjarke Ingels project..
Most likely they use Rhino for 3d modelling + VRay for rendering and then add arrows, text and such in Illustrator.
The trick is to find the right soft-shadow settings in vray, render it and add a wireframe line-drawing from the same view on top of that rendering in illustrator.
You could also use sketchup , but you would need an external rendering software like vray as well. You might find some free alternatives online.
I used to work with Visualizer for Sketchup (https://extensions.sketchup.com... It's free and works well for basic rendering tasks.
- Visualizer was abandoned years ago and only works with SketchUp 2015 or earlier.monospaced
- thats too bad, any alternatives out there?jensmens
- absolutely ... Twilight is good for $99. It has biased and unbiased settings, and allows for environmental light as well as artificial lights (.ies and custom).monospaced
- sounds good, might give it a try someday. I now remember using an extension called kerkythea years ago, similar but free > http://www.kerkythea…jensmens
if it's for a still image - it's easy, just render as close to wire frame from 3dmax if you can't find a toon render. Colour it in Photoshop, remove extra lines where needed etc. add type/arrows in illy.
if animated, then c4d toon renderer or 3dmax equiv, or indeed sketchup - it has a styles library with plenty of similar looks as your example.
Thank you all guys. Will try Sketchup + Photoshop + Illustrator combination.
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is the fundamental look here not just the result of dicking around with a basic ambient occlusion setting in your renderer?
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