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Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene With Cinema 4D and VRay: Part 2

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This post is part of a series called Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene.
Model, Texture, and Render an Interior Scene With Cinema 4D and VRay: Part 1

In this beginner/ intermediate level tutorial, you will learn how to create and render a realistic interior scene in Cinema 4D and Vray. The first day will focus on modeling the room and all of the furniture, and the second on materials, lights, rendering, and post production.

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Step 1

Open the "interior1.c4d" file (or continue from part one). Select all of the cups in the Object panel and group them (Alt + G). Name the Null Object "cups".

Step 2

Do the same thing with everything that has multiples in Object panel (files, chairs, hooks etc.).

Step 3

Go to the render settings (Ctrl + B).

Step 4

Go to the Effects tab, and select Vray Bridge from the list.

Step 5

Go to the Antialiasing tab and change the "Type" to "Adaptive DMC". Check "Filter" on and set the type to "Mitchell-Netravali". Set the "Filter radius" to 2, "Blur" to 0, and "Ringing" to 0.33.

Step 6

Go to the "DMC Sampler" tab. Set the "Adaptive amount" to 0.75, "Noise threshold" to 0.005, and "Minimum samples" to 12.

Step 7

Go to the "Indirect illumination (GI)" tab and check "GI on". Change the "Preset" to "High Quality".

Step 8

Go to the "Color Mapping" tab and change the "Type" to "Exponential". Check "Subpixel mapping" on and "Clamp output" off. Close the Render Settings panel.

Step 9

Go to "Objects > Scene> Camera".

Step 10

Right click on it in the Object panel and select "VrayPhysicalCamera" under "VrayBridge Tags".

Step 11

Right click on the Camera in Object panel and select "Protection" under "Cinema 4D Tags". This will help you avoid moving the camera accidentally.

Step 12

Select the VrayPhysicalCamera Tag and go to Attributes panel. Change the "Shutter speed" to 50 and "Film ISO" to 150.

Step 13

Go to "Objects > Scene > Infinite Light". Place the light at the coordinates: -2500 cm, 1500 cm, and -1500 cm.

Step 14

Right click on the Light in the Object panel and select "Target" under "Cinema 4D Tags".

Step 15

Select the "Target" tag in the Object panel, then go to the Attributes panel. Now drag the carpet object from Object panel into "Target" Object.

Step 16

Right click on the Light in the Object panel, and select VrayLight under "VrayBridge Tags".

Step 17

Select the VrayLight Tag and go to the Attributes panel. In the "Sun light" tab check on everything. Change the "Intensity multiplier" to 1, and the "Photon emit radius" to 130.

Step 18

Go to the "Common" tab, and check on "Enable shadows". Set the "Shadow bias" to 0.05 cm.

Step 19

Now we have to prevent any pervasion of light rays into the scene from the top. Create new Plane for the ceiling, and change the coordinates to: -50 cm, 250 cm, 0 cm.

Step 20

Hide the Light in the editor.

Step 21

Go to the Materials panel, and create new VrayMaterial by going to "File > VrayMaterial". Name it "walls".

Step 22

Double click on the new material, and change the "Diffuse Color" to 80, 120, and 5, and the "Brightness" to 90%.

Step 23

Assign the "walls" material to the walls objects in the Object panel. To do this, just drag the material from Materials panel onto the walls object in the Object panel.

Step 24

Create a new Vray material and name it "tiles". Double click on it and set the "Texture Map" under the "Diffuse Layer 1" tab to "Tiles".

Step 25

Click on "Tiles" now and set the colors according to picture below. Set the "Bevel Width" to 10%. You can play with the "Pattern" also, but I left it with "Squares".

Step 26

Click on "Diffuse Layer 1" and copy the channel we have just made.

Step 27

Check on the "Bump"channel and paste it into the "Texture Map". Change the "Bump amount" to 0.3 cm, and assign the material to the blocks object. Select the material tag, in Object panel, and change the "Projection" to "Cubic". Change count of tiles in both directions to 5.

Step 28

Create a new Vray Material and name it "wood". Load the woodTiles.jpg file into the "Diffuse Layer 1". Do the same in the "Bump Layer". Set the "Bump amount" to 0.3, and check "Bump Shadows" and "Specular Layer 1" on. Apply the material to the walls object.

Step 29

Select the walls object in the Object panel, and go to Polygon Mode. Select the floor polygons, and go to "Selection > Set Selection".

Step 30

Select the wood tag in Attributes panel, and drag the selection tag from Object panel (orange triangle) into the Selection item in Attributes panel.

Step 31

Change the "Projection" to "Cubic", and count of tiles in both directions to 2.

32

Create a new Vray Material and name it "cupboard". Load the woodCupboard.jpg file into the "Diffuse Layer 1". Do the same for the "Bump Layer", set the "Bump amount" to 0.3, and check "Bump Shadows" on. Check on "Specular Layer 1", and set the amount to 95%. Go back to the "Diffuse Layer", click on the "Texture Map" arrow again, and select "Layer".

33

Click on the Layer, select "Brightness / Contrast / Gamma" from the "Effects" tab, and set the "Gamma" to 1.6.

Step 34

Assign the "cupboard" material to the "doors" group in the Object panel. Change the "Projection" to "Cubic", and set the count of tiles in both directions to 2.5.

Step 35

Duplicate the cupboard material, name it "cupboardDark", and change the "Gamma" value to 1.1.

Step 36

Assign this material to the objects shown below. Change the "Projection" on everything to "Cubic" with 3 tiles in both directions.

Step 37

Create a new Vray Material and name it "lustrous". Check on the "Specular Layer 1" and the "Reflection Layer". Change the "Diffuse color" to black. Assign the material to the lamp, the little holders, the hooks, the holders, the oven, the sink unit, the sink, and all of the door handles.

Step 38

Create a new Vray Material and name it "carpet". Select the Checkerboard surface as the "Texture Map". Go to the Checkerboard settings and change the "U Frequency" to 5 and the "V Frequency" to 0. Change the black color to green (80, 100, 0), check on "Bump", set the "Bump amount" to 3 cm, and enable "Shadows". Select the "Noise" shader as a "Texture Map". Go to the "Noise" settings and change the "Global Scale" to 5%. Assign the material to the "carpet" object, and change the "Projection" to "cubic" with 2.5 tiles.

Step 39

Duplicate the walls material and name it "chairsGreen", then check "Specular Layer 1" on. Duplicate the "chairsGreen" material, name it "chairsOrange", and set the color to orange (255, 128, 0). Assign the materials to chairs.

Step 40

Make three copies of the chairs material and name them "dishes1", "dishes2", and "dishes3". Change the colors to orange, brown and white. Assign those materials to the various cups and bowls. Assign the dishes3 material to the oven door and the top part.

Step 41

Create a new Vray Material and name it "cooker". Load the cooker.jpg file into the "Diffuse Layer 1" as a "Texture Map". Assign the material to cooker object. Set the "Projection" to "Cubic" with 4 tiles in both directions.

Step 42

Create a new Vray Material and name it "painting". Load your favorite image or photo to the "Texture Map" and assign the material to the painting object. I used skinnyGirls.jpg for mine. Play with the X and Y Length in Attributes panel to fit the picture properly, and change the "Projection" to "Cubic".

Step 43

Duplicate the walls material and name it "files". Change the "Diffuse color" to orange (240, 80, 0). Assign the material to files in the Object panel.

Step 44

Open a new Cinema 4D file and create a plane. Set the proportions to 15 cm x 30 cm, and the segments to 10 and 20. Make it editable (C). Go to the Polygon Mode. Go to the right view (F3). Pick the Brush Tool (MC), set the "Radius" to 20 cm, and imitate the leaf profile.

Step 45

Switch to the top view (F2) and do the same with Brush, but imitate the leaf shape this time.

Step 46

Duplicate the leaves, and distribute them into the circle. You can rotate them and move them to give them natural look.

Step 47

Group the leafs and name it "leafs". Paste it into the main scene and change the coordinates to -125 cm, 98 cm, -90 cm.

Step 48

Create a new Vray Material and name it "leaf". Go to the "Material Weight" tab and load the leafAlpha.jpg file as a "Texture Map". Go to the "Diffuse Layer 1" and load the leafDiffuse.jpg file as a "Texture Map". Load the same file into the "Bump" tab, and change the "Bump amount" to 0.2 cm. Assign this material to every leaf in the leafs group.

Step 49

Now distribute the flowers about the scene to give it better look. You can copy some of objects and place them into the empty spaces.

Step 50

Assign the cupboard material to the last unit object, and set the "Projection" to "cubic" with 2 tiles in both directions.

Step 51

Select the "kitchen_unit" object.

Step 52

Switch to the right view (F3), and go to Point Mode. Pick the Rectangle Selection Tool and check off Only Select Visible Elements in the Attributes Panel. Select the points of the top of the table surface.

Step 53

Go to the perspective view (F1), hold down the Ctrl key, and click on the Polygon Mode icon. The selection is now converted from point to polygons. Go to "Selection > Set Selection".

Step 54

Create a new Vray Material and name it "marble". Set the "Noise" shader as the "Texture Map". Go to the noise settings, change the "Noise" to "Fire", an set the "High Clip" to 45%, and the "Contrast" to 90%. Check on "Specular Layer 1" and "Reflection Layer". Set the "Reflection Amount" to 85%.

Step 55

Assign the material to the "kitchen_unit" object. Select the Material tag and drag the selection you made before into the "Selection" field in the Attributes panel. Change the "Projection" to "Cubic".

Step 56

Open the Render Settings (Ctrl + B) and disable "Render As Editor".

Step 57

Go to the "Output" tab and set the "Resolution" to 1000px x 600px.

Step 58

Go to the "Save" tab and type "kitchenRender" in the "Path". Close the Render Settings, make sure you are on the camera, and render the image (Shift + R).

Step 59

When the image is done rendering, open it in Photoshop. Add new "Brightness/Contrast" adjustment layer, and set the values to 30 and 35. Go to the mask of the "Brightness/Contrast" layer and pick a soft round brush with a 500 px diameter. Set the foreground color to black, and start painting onthe mask over the light spaces of the image.

Step 60

End of tutorial! Hope you enjoyed it!!


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