Not posted here in quite a while - Here's what I'm doing now

Not posted here in quite a while - Here's what I'm doing now

Postby Paul Russam » Fri May 06, 2022 12:11 pm

Whilst I haven't posted here in quite some time I'm still SU'ing it full time.
99% of my stuff is rendered using Enscape, I haven't used Layout in so long that I don't even have a link to it in my taskbar.

Below are links to some of my panorama tours, I've got over 40 of them done since Covid shut down show homes.
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/moira-one-1a/tour/
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/moira-one-5a/tour/
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/percyplace/tour/
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/belcarra-d/tour/
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/rockryan/tour/

Here are some Videos:
https://youtu.be/ZVZhKV8zlKY
https://youtu.be/NnZS5X4ABwI
https://youtu.be/srT82wIO1Bk
https://youtu.be/394JrQATiUQ

Primary Tools:
SU ..... Obviously
Enscape for rendering
3DVista for the pano tours
Davinci Resolve to edit the videos
Affinity Designer for the graphics in the tours/videos
Topaz GigaPixel AI to enarge images
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri May 06, 2022 1:25 pm

Very nice. What hardware are you using to capture 360?
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Postby Paul Russam » Fri May 06, 2022 1:51 pm

Comp Spec:
i9-9900k
32Gb Ram
RTX2070 8gb

Enscape is a cracking renderer, I can knock out an 8k x 4k pano in about 4-5mins, 4k x 3k stills in about 2mins.
To do the anims I render 20-30 20sec 1920x1080 clips and mash them together in Resolve, I can do all of that in an afternoon.
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri May 06, 2022 2:30 pm

Enscape is pretty impressive. Except the glass shader.



Can you get better glass? is this a 'fast' glass shader?
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Postby tuna1957 » Fri May 06, 2022 5:25 pm

Excellent work ! Glad to see you posting again. :thumb:
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Postby dale » Fri May 06, 2022 6:03 pm

Great work Paul!
I was under the impression that 3dVista was basically for real life environments. How are you combining it with SketchUp to do your interior panos?
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Postby Paul Russam » Fri May 06, 2022 8:30 pm

I render the 360 panos using Enscape at which point they are just jpg’s like the photographed ones.
For most houses I’ll batch render render 20-30 panos. The initial 3DVista tour will take about an hour to setup and publish but after that I can re-render some or all of the panos, overwrite the existing jpg’s and republish the tour quite quickly.
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Postby Bryan K » Fri May 06, 2022 9:04 pm

Stunning work! :thumb:
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri May 06, 2022 9:13 pm

Is Enscape bringing in the Google Maps 3D layer? I noticed it in one of the projects environment.

These are yummy results though. Really impressive :thumb:
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Postby Paul Russam » Fri May 06, 2022 9:25 pm

Ha! No…. There’s a story to that one.
It’s a site in the centre of Dublin with full height windows so we knew from the start we’d need a photographic panorama taken with a drone (the building didn’t exist at this point).
The client said they could do that as “my sons got one of those” … well … it didn’t happen so… we found and booked a commercial drone biz to do it and they constantly “will do it next week when they’re in Dublin” … yea that didn’t happen either.
In the end I used the Google Earth desktop app to carefully grab a bunch of screenshots as I panned the camera around and then got them stitched together in PTGUI.

It’s not perfect but it’s good enough and certainly better than nothing at all.
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Postby Paul Russam » Fri May 06, 2022 9:34 pm

A google street view of the real building with a billboard of my virtual images(s) which has a google earth background … Inception!
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.33597 ... authuser=0
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Postby loco » Sun May 08, 2022 1:20 am

Top work mate :knockout:
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Postby Mike Amos » Sun May 08, 2022 12:13 pm

Sharp as, nicely done. :thumb: :thumb:
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Postby Paul Russam » Sun May 08, 2022 12:22 pm

Thanks all for your comments :)
Here’s a bonus video, it was done for a client to post for xmas:
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Postby rv1974 » Sun May 08, 2022 1:03 pm

Paul, jumping from one panorama to to another via white circles on the floor.. In which program it was made?
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Postby Paul Russam » Sun May 08, 2022 1:08 pm

3DVista https://www.3dvista.com/en/
It’s a lot more capable that I use it for.
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Postby boofredlay » Tue May 10, 2022 9:12 pm

Great work. Glad to see you posting here again.
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Postby jo-ke » Wed May 11, 2022 8:12 pm

Very nice work.
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Postby Bryan K » Thu May 12, 2022 12:22 am

Excellent camera movements and sharp render. :thumb:
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Postby Mike Lucey » Thu May 12, 2022 7:30 pm

Really great to have you back posting again Paul.

I enjoyed reading through the comments and your informative answers. This post is tantamount to a mini Master Class in how to get this sort of work done perfectly.

Maybe you might consider actually doing a Master Class video which could be hosted here? It would help many of our members out and at the same time promote your services.

Keep up the great work :thumb:

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Postby Paul Russam » Thu May 12, 2022 9:36 pm

Hi Mike, thanks!
I’ve considered doing something along those lines but then remembered just how poor a communicator I am :D
What I have thought about is showing someone else what/how I do things and then let them “tell the story”

Whilst I’ve had 2 goes at ‘being my own boss’ both resulted in me realising I’m a follower and not a leader.
I’m much better off as an employee with someone else setting the goals, as such I have no need (or want) to ‘promote my services’ but…. I would like to find a way to give back to the community.
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Postby Paul Russam » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:40 pm

This is WIP but as it now working I can show it off, there's a fair bit to do to the interface to make it pretty but its ok for now:
https://www.tours.blockcpm.studio/moira-one-options-1a/
3DVista has what they call Virtual Staging which enables you to place additional images as overlays. I've used it to enable the future homeowners to choose their floor/carpets etc.
You can switch rooms using the menu in the bottom left and then select the element you wish to change.

The model has a crap load of tags and scenes as I need to knock out 49 panos which I then mask off to just the reqd overlay (eg 6x stair carpets) in Affinity Photo/Designer.

This will be one of 3 houses for this development so a total of 147 panos will eventually be rendered .... along with what I'd guess to be another 50% again due to amendments.
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Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:10 pm

This is very high quality. The material swapping is seamlessly integrated. Brilliant stuff :thumb:
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Postby Paul Russam » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:21 pm

Thanks :)

Story time:
Last night I rendered the 49 panos of the 2nd house and spent most of the day painting the masking and then using it to isolate the floors, walls, cupboards etc.
At about 4pm my boss says “oh, and they’ve changed the doors to cream” so….
That’s the 49 of the 1st house and the 49 for the 2nd I rendered last night that all have to be re-rendered and re-processed and then the tour updated…. Fun fun fun …. Not
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Postby Mike Amos » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:58 pm

Paul mate, you are extremely talented and to mis quote the Martian, "Earth will come to fear your illustration and rendering skills". :knockout:
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