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The FireFly Cottage - 3dsmax Vray - Case study. Night View
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The FireFly Cottage - 3dsmax Vray - Case study.

I once had a dream, of millions of fireflies/lightning-bugs, lighting up all around my house, I fancied them to be stars that took life and came down from the skies spreading all around my home... Here I tried to recreate the same dream in 3d and photoshop. And for improving/testing my photoshop skills, I decided to render a day scene in 3d and convert it to night using photoshop. Here I used the same base render for the day and night shots.
Inspiration of location and cottage model is from my various journeys through the mountain ranges of the Himalayas. The amazing places and pine forests I travelled through, those fairytale style houses where I stayed as a guest. Apparently I was falling in love with mountains, especially Himalayas.
Then I researched about this style of architecture, learned more about storybook or folkloric style and English Tudor style .
So I decided this will be my kind of dream house. It will be surrounded by pine trees and the lawn grass manicured and maintained as in parks, so that it will give me a mixed feel of the forest and that of a well maintained landscape. The cottage is made of natural rocks which would be available locally. And I decided not to disrupt the terrain much, by keeping it as it is, the cottage will fit the topography, unlike the otherway around.