It has century-old architecture, an expansive garden, serenading cicadas, cut crystal chandeliers and 365 days of sunshine, so who cares if it only exists on your hard drive?
Welcome to my House in Provence, inspired from an actual location–not quite in Provence but not too far either.
The scene is available on Turbosquid for 3ds Max 2018 and higher and V-Ray 5 for GPU (it may work in other V-Ray versions but the materials may need some tweaking). Note that the scene needs both ItooSoft Forest Pack Pro and RailClone pro for full compatibility.
In addition to the building and landscape, the scene comes with a ton of assets, including custom-made trees and plants, modern and vintage garden furniture, classic terracotta and glazed planters, two fully set breakfast tables complete with scanned bread, croissants, fruit, and of course these fine cut crystal chandeliers.
The scene and the assets are modeled to scale (cm), so should be easy to integrate with your own library. Illumination is provided by a standard sun light (each camera is matched to its own sun) but I recommend using it with a Peter Guthrie sky if you can for a more realistic look.
The scene includes tonemapping layers for the new V-Ray VFB, with curves, exposure, temperature and hue corrections for a photographic look.
More high-res renders here and more details in the walkthrough video below.
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And thanks for your fantastic work, I’m always impressed when I open your files. I just purchased your “house in Provence”, and trying to convert it to Corona. It did convert, and all the vray proxies to cgeo. But still crashing when I try to render. And I notice that the railclone gutters are wrong, even in the original file. When I open the max file, I got this missing dlm (splinetools.dlm) for normalize spline modifier I guess, as I stopped my 3dsmax maintenance plan before the 2018.2. Now I got the 3dsmax indie license but for 3dsmax 2021.
I’m still working on 3dsmax 2018 for production, with never ending projects… Is there a way we can fix this together ?
Ups, forgot to fill in the name. I will try again to convert it. i don’t have Rail Clone. Maybe that could have an influence
Benoit, thank you for answering. I will try again.
Hi Philip. That’s strange. I converted it to Corona here and have been playing with it. It did crash the first time I tried to render but that was because I hadn’t converted the V-Ray proxies to Corona proxies. After doing that it worked fine. Make sure you don’t skip that step.
I just bought it at Turbosquid and tried to convert it to Corona. But it aborts during rendering. Seems as if it is not possible to convert the scene.
Any suggestions why?
This house has long been on my instagram in my “personal favorite houses” folder. I’m glad you made it in cgi, i will buy it when i update with Vray5. I’m curious to see the unwrap on the walls.
do you have this available for sale in Corona?
Hi Walter. No, unfortunately. Just the short walkthrough on Youtube. I didn’t record anything for this one.
And no, unfortunately, it isn’t my home, though I wish it were.
Yes, all modely by me (it has to be in order to sell it), including the vegetation, furniture, etc. The very large models are all proxies. But you can of course load them as meshes if you want to tinker with them.
Benoit, are you doing a makeing off from this work in youtube like CLASSICAL?
that will be great! 🙂
Hi Benoit! it°s been a lot of time since your last work, another level as always, this is your home? nice one, two questions, all the models, chairs, food, plants, flowers, etc are yours, modeled by your own? and second, the vegetation is any library or created by you? they°re vray proxies all? thanks.
Thanks man! I only used the V-Ray sun-sky system here. For a purely personal scene, I would normally use a Peter Guthrie sky, though.
Hello! As always, the work is at the top high level. Can you please tell me, did you tie the hdri separately to each sun or the sun did not work in conjunction with hdri? thanks