Aff311 Another Wallpaper

Classic pattern wallpaperThis is another wallpaper pattern for the new room which I am creating but, although you have seen some images, it is still in the process of being completed. It was my intention to prepare a few new patterns for the walls to make a start, so this, at least, is on schedule. As you have probably realised the room is a dining room in an upmarket house.

The wallpaper that I have designed so far is part of a collection which I am putting together for 2018 which comprises, for the most part, elements within circles. The main element in this design is not a circle but a shell although the overall look of the paper is very similar and so I am considering including this in my 2018 collection.

I had hoped that the room would be finished by today, ready for the new week, but there is still some work to do on the lighting and on the render settings and, as always seems to happen, this is going to take a little bit longer than I first thought. However, on the credit side, the wallpaper is finished and ready to be pasted.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff310 Red Round Fabric

Red Fabric 3DThis pattern was always going to be a fabric pattern and was originally intended to be curtain fabric for one of my rooms. However, after I had completed it, I found that it was too modern and in a way too colourful to go in a mid-century set.

But, all is not lost, for it would make an excellent fabric for many modern purposes and possibly even as a fashion fabric. So, I have created a 3D fabric simulation which you see above which shows how this pattern would look created as a swatch.

The design was made using Affinity Designer and, once rendered, it was modified using Snap Art 4 and finally created in 3D with Cinema 4D. I had originally intended to delete this pattern but I persevered and I am so pleased that I did and pleased also with the result which looks far better than I originally thought. Yes, there is a lesson in there for me somewhere I think.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

New Room Furnished

New 3D archviz room made with C4DYou have seen the new room I created after it was finished, now you can see the same room with furniture and some decoration to the wall.

The wallpaper is one of the first wall coverings that I developed for this room and is designed to give it a light, airy and modern look so that I can decide if I am happy with the overall aspect of the room. Fortunately I am.

The room is designed as a traditional, large dining room so that there is a considerable expanse of wall for the wallpaper to cover. I have learned from experience that making rooms the size perhaps of the rooms in my own house makes them look small and rather cramped once they are converted to 3D. For this reason I have made the room quite large, probably larger than I would want in a dining room. It does however produce that long wall to give an opportunity to see the wallpaper both in the light from the main window and in the shadow afforded by the room next door.

I have been creating 3D interior visualisations and designing textures for some years now and I wanted to try and produce something that would make my textures look the way that I always intended them to. This room does that.

It was made with my new Cinema 4D release 19 but it does not use the PBR materials, but instead uses the old-fashioned way of creating them but using the physical renderer. These 3D rooms are not intended to show how good I am at 3D architectural visualisation (I’m not) but are simply a vehicle to show how my patterns will look in real-life.

I have learned that there is a big difference between producing a surface pattern and then applying that image to a wall, a dress or a cushion. Whilst the pattern may look nice and satisfying as a square, two-dimensional image it can look very different once it is applied to an object. This is why, many years ago, I turned such skills as I have with 3D into producing images that show my textures wrapped around objects. (You can see my development as a 3D artist from my Flickr page below.)

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this room with a different pattern and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my ever-growing Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff307 Wallpaper

Wallpaper surface pattern traditionalOne of the effects that I want to create is that of a very traditional English dining room or sitting room. In order to do this I have designed this wallcovering which, although similar, is darker in aspect and which uses a design which will bring in the walls and make the interior space look cosy and very personal.

Initial experimentation with the room that you have already seen has produced some satisfying results although, for the best effect for this paper, I am creating a new room which, whilst preserving the traditional idea, is a little more formal.

To reiterate for people new to this blog, the design was made using Affinity designer.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

New Wallpaper aff306

aff306 43To go with the new room, I have created a new wallpaper surface pattern which you see above. There is nothing special about this pattern, it follows simple mid-century lines and styles although the colouring uses one of my new palettes. I have used my old, mid-century colours for quite some time now and I have, in the last few months, been updating the colours and creating several new palettes.

Before I apply the wallpaper to the wall I have to create some furniture for the room which will probably occupy me for the rest of this week. Hopefully, in the interim, I will have some new patterns to show here.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

New Room

c01_1200The rooms that I have used over the last few years are ones that I made quite a few years ago, mostly when I started with Cinema 4D and some owe their debt even to Blender rooms which is where I began in 3D.

So, I decided that a new start might be a good idea to give me a fresh challenge and inject some new life into my work. In the interim, I have been trying to update my 3D archviz skills, also I have been busy with more art based work but, inevitably I have come back to surface patterns and to 3D archviz both of which create projects that I love.

We have a new room. This room is completely fresh, apart from minor elements created before, and uses Cinema 4D R19 although the materials are all old fashioned and not PBR ones and the render is using the old physical engine.

With a new room there is a need – an urgent need – for furniture and some nice furnishings and wallpaper and fabrics to make the room look both modern and lived-in. I am hoping this month – June – to furnish the house and to create some new surface patterns.

Kitchen Curtain Fabric

Mid-century Inspired PatternThis is a modern, mid-century style kitchen room that looks out onto a normal British suburban garden and has old fashioned curtains at the window.

The paintwork follows the conventional modern wisdom and is white and you would, perhaps, expect the curtain colour to be a plain one. Here however, I have used a red based pattern for the material to show just how good it looks to have a decorated design as a fabric pattern.

The design is based firmly in the mid-century decades and uses Post Office red and mustard as the background colours with oxlip, chocolate and a more modern red for the motif. The effect, I believe, is to give the room a much more homely and pleasing look that makes it look more like a house kitchen than a kitchen in a restaurant facility.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.