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Now I’d like to write about some of the problems we encountered when doing the scene instead of just writing about how happy I am that our studio got one of the awards. We (yes “we” because 2GS is always about team work and not just personal) had big problems when doing the realistic thatched roof, 3d plants (since some plants just cannot be found ready-made modelled anywhere on the internet), scattering the plants and tiled textures. Thank God one of our senior artist friends Andri Iskandar helped us with the thatched roof. He taught us how to do it and we could finally get a realistic and very fast rendering time thatched roof (not using hair and fur nor V-Ray Fur). One of my friend from Vietnam Phanh Vn helped us with the gazebo. For the 3d plants, GrowFx really helped us to create customized 3d plants in a fast way. The other plugin which…

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In December 2013, 2G Studio became a member of ASAI (The American Society of Architectural Illustrators). We’d like to thank Masaki Yamada for his recommendation of becoming an ASAI member. Masaki Yamada is the Chief Illustrator of Nikken Sekkei, Tokyo, ASAI delegate of Asia and the former president of ASAI. Previously we didn’t know about ASAI or AIP (Architecture in Perspective) Awards and once we opened the ASAI website, there were lots of great and stunning work. For example, most of the wins of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize were Neoscape. Obviously after looking at these pieces, we were on fire of excitement and eager to submit our work. Every year, ASAI holds AIP awards. About 60 pieces of artwork are selected by a jury of architecture, design and illustration professionals. Unfortunately we couldn’t submit our previous portfolio since it’s based on photo references of an already built project and a requisite is that it has to be based on an unbuilt one. At the time I was re-doing the Bali Villa…

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Hello everyone, It’s been a while since my last blog post. As a registered V-Ray user, I had the chance to be one of V-Ray 3.0’s beta testers around the end of September 2013, a little while before I became one of the speakers for the V-Ray Community Meeting Asia Pacific Tour on October 2013. At the time I created the “Simplistic Cozy Pantry” scene and managed to test one of the new features: Progressive Rendering. After the tour I didn’t have any more chance to test V-Ray 3.0 Beta due to my busy schedule and rushed hours meetings, lots of deadlines and all our clients asking to finish their projects before the Christmas Holidays. Finally the holiday season came, we delivered on time and then got back to some deeper testing of V-Ray 3.0. Some of you might think that I’m a workaholic but trust me, I’m not. I always…

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Great coffee always makes life better. Here at 2G Studio we are big fans of good coffee and we showed our love for the worldwide renowned greatest coffee shop of all times Starbucks! We even made two personal projects which received awards and recognitions from top CG websites. You can check out these projects at our website www.2gs.co entitled “Starbucks by KengoKuma” and “Starbucks by Liz Muller”. So now that we have expressed our sentiments, allow us to share, that’s right, an object to add detail to your scene. Designed to be positioned near your camera for its highly detailed and textured geometry, the famous Starbucks Tumbler. As used In our scene, we would like you to use G-Model #2 in yours as well and share your images with us by sending them to reinaldo@2gs.co, selected images will be posted on our blog and don’t forget to spread the word…

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What always makes a great scene are the details. In arch viz exteriors it’s very common to surround the buildings with trees to give it a more pleasant atmosphere. A nice detail to add to these scenes are leaves that fall off the surrounding trees and sometimes it’s a hassle to find nice models of these objects on the internet, so we have decided to save you some time and created our own to share it with you for free! As some of you may know and for those who don’t, an important tip for achieving photo-realistic renders is that the closer an object is to your camera, the higher the detailing should be. This is something we always tell our students at 2G Academy, It’s the little things that make the big difference! Having this in mind, a highly skilled modeler from 2G Studio decided to share his own…

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What happens when your clients want to use the most popular Indonesian tree in their visuals and you can’t find it anywhere else on the internet? You create it and then share it with your friends for free! That’s right friends, its scientific name is Terminalia Mantaly which is also known as “Ketapang Kencana” in Indonesia, used by Indonesian architects in their projects and often requested by our clients in their visuals. We created three versions of this tree with less than 250,000 polys so it’s easy to manipulate across your viewport. Feel free to use it in your commercial and non-commercial projects and also kindly share your renders with us by sending the images to reinaldo@2gs.co. Selected images will be posted here in our blog! To download the upcoming freebies, please subscribe to our newsletter by visiting us at www.2gs.co and don’t forget to spread the word with your…

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Hi guys, this is last month project from equinox UK. A mosaic company. I think this project is very interesting, Its a very small project, we only need to change the material of the pool wall and enhance the pool water and also the Blink effect on the material. The challenging part is not doing the photo montage, but creating the mosaic material effect as the client want. Its drive us crazy that time, but finally the client very very satisfied with the result. At first we got the data contain the photo of the pool, the size of the pool and the mosaic material. The mosaic material have very very small resolution and the material not specially made for the rendering, so we have to tweak all of them in photoshop (and i mean a lot!). What we did first of course modeling the pool and the area near…

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House La Invernada by Evan Mandala became one of the best portfolio in Vray World presentation at Digital Drawing Days 2013 event show reel. We are very honored. Thank you very much for this recognition. We are sooooo happy hahahaha. Thank you again, again, again, aaaand again! hahhahaa

Hello guys, this is the top 3 images for the beginner level that already finished.The winners are (in order) :1. Herman Sasongko from Indonesia2. Sonny Ferian from Indonesia3. Iwan Zaifal from Malaysia Lots of effort from all the members since lots of them are from interior and not familiar with exterior. We are really proud of the member’s effort and hard work to do all the assignments. Stay tune for the intermediate level Top 3 Images.

Hello guys, this is the photos of our 2G Academy Road to Campus. The first opportunity given by Petra Christian University. Thank you very much for this big opportunity. Hope we can give another free lecture about 3D in Petra again. We will upload the other photos from another 2G Academy road to campus. Stay tune!

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