Creating an Architectural Maquette in 3D Tutorial

Join us in learn a few essential tips and tricks to creating your architectural maquette in 3ds Max and Corona, with simple Photoshop post production techniques as well. As always the tutorial is FREE to view, and you get the option of a free model or a premium model that helps us continue developing Arqui9 Learn.


What are we learning about today?

In this tutorial, we look at a few quick tips/steps on creating an architectural maquette as well as using Corona Renderer to get your scene up and going quickly. Corona seems to be especially made for speed and quickness, it enables us to creatively explore an idea without having to quickly hurry into Adobe Photoshop to paint.

As usual, have taken the easy and quick approach, as with all knowledge on Arqui9 Learn, these are tutorials meant to get you guys going, but not only that, they are also meant to inspire. Remember, nothing comes without practice, there are no quick and easy tricks. Time and practice will slowly ingrain itself into your work.

Some of the topics we touch in this tutorial include

  • Basic moodboard investigation
  • Lighting, composition and mood
  • Basic material and composition
  • Rendering passes like Zdepth and Lighmix in Corona
  • Post production compositing and tips & tricks

Basic lighting setup with WireColour override material

Material setups for the maquette

premium tutorial offer

With this purchase, you not only receive the video walkthrough, but you also receive the assets to quickly apply and experiment with (no messing about)

  • 25 Min Walkthrough Video perfect for the commuter
  • 3 x PSDs (Photoshop files), one for each view with all layers used
  • 3 x Passes and Renders for All 3 Views
  • 3Ds Max Files with all cameras, fully textured and ready to render // 3dsmax 2015 // 2016
  • Fully textured elements
  • All bitmaps for mode

In order to use these files, should have installed on your system

  • 3dsmax 2015 // 2016
  • Corona Renderer 1.5 +
  • Adobe Photoshop


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Experimenting in Corona Renderer with the lighmix feature

Nik Collection, one of the best Photoshop plugins available for free!

free tutorial offer

We don't want anyone to feel left out, so we offer to you a little taster of what the premium tutorial has to offer

  • 3dsmax 2015 // 2016 file with the clay override
  • 1 camera in the file, as well as the lighting setup

In order to use these files, should have installed on your system

  • 3dsmax 2015 // 2016
  • Corona Renderer 1.5 +
  • Adobe Photoshop



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