Blue Bedroom Wallpaper

Blue wallpaper for a bedroomThis is a design which was made as wallpaper and was intended to be used in this room. The room is an old room that I created but one which I have updated and made to look a little nicer. It is intended to be a very conventional bedroom in a modern house.

The design uses some mid-century elements but I wanted it to be modern in its look and this is reflected by the relatively large-scale that I have used. This is not intended to be a wallcovering that is applied to all the walls but it is one which would go nicely, I felt, on a feature wall such as the wall behind the bed head. The point being that the house owner (and a visitor) see this wall on entering, but once the bed is in use the occupant is looking away from the wall and towards the camera. The walls then in vision would be plain and probably painted.

Paint this wall behind the bed, however, and you immediately create a space resembling the inside of the box, particularly in a modern room which has few embellishments or decoration to catch the eye.

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.

Upmarket Walpaper Aff313

Upmarket wallpaper design in an upmarket roomThis was the formal wallpaper pattern that I created some time back and posted here a few days ago with the promise that I would show the wallpaper on the walls of a new room that I was then modelling.

Well, the new room is finished and you can see the result above with the formal wallpaper applied to the walls. It is an upmarket room as you can see and the wallpaper design is intended to match the style of the room and also the intended use of the room as a somewhat restrained lounge in a rather big house.

This is an interesting exercise because, having completed this, I am immediately thinking how this room would look with perhaps more modern and forward thinking owners. There is always a tendency to create rooms which reflect one’s own ideas. Perhaps it may be more interesting for me to come out of my comfort zone and create a much more modern room with a more modern wallcovering and so this will be a project that I will mark forward to do over the next few days.

In the interim, however, I am pleased with the way that this room has turned out and with the design that I have created which I think compliments the use of the room and creates the look that I wanted

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.

Fabric Becomes Paper

Wallpaperaff310 swatch.jpgYes, you are right, you have seen this design before but on that occasion it had been optimised and altered slightly in order to produce a pattern that was suitable for fabric and I showed it as a swatch. This is the same design only this time it is optimised for wallpaper.

On this occasion I have papered a wall in a very modern luxury apartment overlooking the sea. You can only see part of the room, but you can imagine its dimensions from the image. The remaining walls are painted in a light colour and this wall was painted the same colour.

However, the wallpaper covers just this one wall and, since this is not interior design, I have chosen an image which shows the extent of the wallpaper and the join between the papered wall and the adjoining wall which contains the window. The lighting in the room is modelled to be natural and to be just daylight and a muted sun.

With a painted wall the room looks smaller and quite boring resembling perhaps the interior of the garage. Add the paper and suddenly the room becomes alive and looks the way that you see it now.

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.

We Can Fly Carpeting

Surfacepattern intended for a carpet designInterior design for a carpet on stairs and hallI was born in a house that had floorboards in all the rooms and also had a large, wooden staircase that I can remember climbing when I was very young. Ever since then I have disliked floorboards so I suppose I am, to an extent, biased against them.

Floorboards are noisy, draughty and at night they creek which can be very off-putting. Carpet, on the other hand, is warm, insulating and, if it is installed correctly, silent. Although I do produce rooms that have floorboards I always prefer, if I can, to make rooms that have carpet and I have created this hall and stairs just to show off carpet designs.

This design is intended to be a good quality, carpet for areas where there is a lot of traffic. To this end the colours are well saturated and there is a lot of contrast in the design. I have also tried to make the design an interesting one that has pleasant curves and shapes to complement the colours. The carpet does not have a way to it, or at least I did not intend it to such, although I do prefer the look of it in the hall running crossways rather than from end to end. However, I intend to use this design shortly on a different room and show you that it will look just as good running in the other direction.

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.

Large Wallpaper – Small Apartment

Large format wallpaper on a small room so much better than solid colourThe other night someone remarked about using wallpaper that has a large motif in a small apartment. As I happened to have a small apartment – on the computer that is – I thought I would give it a try to show them how effective such a design can be.

The wallpaper that I chose is the design that I showed some time back and which I used on the new large room that I had created. That being so, I thought that this would prove an interesting exercise. The motif is a large one but the wallpaper does not have a lot of contrast between the motif and the background colour. If you use a pattern that has a strong and very colourful motif then the effect can easily look overpowering, I certainly agree with that.

As you can see from the illustration above the exercise was an interesting one and it shows just how good a large format wallpaper can look when applied to the walls of a small apartment. It goes without saying that you only have to look at this to realise how good a patterned wall covering is against using just a solid colour.

I have only used one wall for the paper and kept the wall by the window plain although, after I had completed the render (why is it you always think of these things afterwards) I was sure that I could have put the wallpaper on both walls. If I had done so then I am sure that I would not have produced a heavy or overpowering effect.

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.

Cinema 4D Irawan Cloth Shader

Cinema 4D Irawan Shader

Cinema 4D Irawan Shader

Since release 16 (I think) Cinema 4D has had its own cloth shader in the reflectance channel, the Irawan Shader, and I have been waiting for a good time to try it out.

Well, that time has arrived and the post yesterday used that shader for both the material on the sofa and the carpet. For those interested in such things I have posted above (and on Flickr) a detail of the image which shows the effect better.

For both textures I used only the reflectance channel, using a coloured layer mask in much the same way that C4D use for their sample materials. Yes, I know there is some moiré which, if I was clever, I would have got rid of by upping the anti-aliasing but overall, I am pleased with the effect.

Procedural Carpet

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Procedural Carpet

I’ve been making carpets over the weekend, intending to try to create a simple carpet that I can easily recolour and to an extend re-pattern to suit whatever room I am using.

Like most people in 3D, I create carpets by using an image that is a pattern and this is a relatively quick and easy way to do it. However, it not then possible to easily change the style or the colour without creating a new image, all of which takes time and means that I end up with vast libraries of the same pattern but in different hues.

This pattern, however, is created using the mathematics of the 3D program (Cinema 3D) and can be recoloured easily and, to an extent, re-patterned. The result, as you can see, is a reasonable carpet texture although the scope to use different patterns is more limited that I had thought.

This exercise was sparked, in part, by a decision to look at some new texture creation software, Substance Designer. This program creates a vast variety of procedural textures using plug-in nodes. It’s a good system but there is a learning curve cost and most of the textures I have seen are more suited to games rather to retro architecture.   And so, after some thought, I think I have decided to stick to image textures and simply accept that I will have to enlarge my library!

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.