Cabin has always been one of our favourite personal projects. It was one of those chosen by 3Disciple to be featured in the Lemons Bucket report in 2020. Although it’s been a while since we took the plunge with it, we learned a lot from this adventure. So today we are going to share some of the lessons we learned from this project.
1 – Never stop exploring
Literally and figuratively. Whether it’s looking for new challenges in the field of 3D architectural visualisation or in nature. The former helps us to improve our skills and continue to grow as professionals. The latter allows us to disconnect from work and connect with ourselves, but also leads us to the next point.
2 – Take advantage of your travels to gather resources
A trip to the mountains can be a great opportunity to test your physical fitness and get some fresh air, but also to gather resources! Photography can be a key element in our work. We don’t mean taking the ideal photo to incorporate into a 3D, but rather that in many cases, simple photos can serve as resources, mixing them with mattepainting techniques to create images. Travelling can be a great way to get landscapes from which to create new architectural visualisation proposals in a natural environment, enjoy your trip and don’t think about anything else, you will be surprised by the use you will make of these photos.
3 – Mix photography and 3D
Sometimes you are looking for more elaborate compositions in terms of 3D modelling, but sometimes the photos themselves will surprise you and show you ways to follow, enjoy cropping, pasting one thing here and another there, initial ideas are completely broken down and new proposals emerge that you would not have thought of at first.
Once you have a number of images of interesting scenery, the next step is to come up with elements that bring the scene to life. For example, for this image of Cabin, in Lemons Bucket, you can look for resources that we bought from VIShopper.
4 – Let yourself go and create without ties
One of the great advantages of projects that are not on-demand is the possibility to go as far as you want and explore new techniques and arrangements. If there is a time to be creative, it is now. These kinds of projects are very important because, even if they are not associated with a paid commission, they can help you to get new projects and open the doors to very interesting collaborations. So, even if it’s sometimes difficult, try not to give up on personal projects!
You can find out how Cabin was created by clicking on play!