Aff521 As Gift Bag Paper

As I anticipated, this particular design makes an excellent paper which can be used for wrapping articles as a gift or alternatively fashioning the paper into a bag in order to hold gifts or presents.

I am well used to creating mockups for walls and soft furnishings but wrapping paper is a somewhat new development and I spent a little time fashioning sets for gift bags, parcels and presents. Of all of the images that I produced this one was, I thought, the one that showed the design off to its best advantage and looked realistic.

The pattern is bold, dazzling to the eye and colourful. It also embodies the kind of rules that I had set for myself for Belle Epoque 2 and it is so nice to see the pattern in use.

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.

Aff521 As Pattern

Wrapping paper and gift paper designs have always interested me because they can be mid-century and use some of the fascinating designs produced in the 1950s and 1960s or they can be ultramodern or, finally, they can be a combination of both.

This design is a mid-century inspired pattern that uses mid-century colouring and which I created with Affinity Designer for experimentation with Filter Forge, a program that takes images and applies effects to them. This filter is called Layered Tiling and was produced by Vladimir Golovin. The effect is to add onto the image a series of layered tiles and, with the right image underneath, the effect can be staggering.

As soon as I created this image I realised that it had the potential to be an excellent wrapping paper or gift bag image.

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.

Filter Forge Carpet

Something a little different to post this time. As I have said before, I got into making patterns to use as textures in 3-D scenes for architectural visualisation. One of the problems was finding suitable material for fabrics, wood and walls and, of course, carpets and other floor coverings like tiles and lino.

This carpet is created with Filter Forge and uses the excellent European Carpet filter created by Speeder to produce an excellent and realistic looking carpet. Of course, I created several different colours and no doubt I will create more for various projects. This particular colour, however, looked the best in this room.

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.

Carpet From The 1960s

Two mid-century style carpet texturesI know I have said this before but I began producing patterns by making textures to wrap around 3D objects that I had created for interior views of rooms. The reason being that there were, at that time and it was a few years ago, very few textures for wallpapers, soft furnishings and other areas of a mid-century room that used patterns.

I am about to start on a room from the beginning of the 1960s (which is much more familiar territory) and in preparation I am trying to create more realistic looking carpet. The image above represents my first attempts using Filter Forge and the excellent Ruggestry filter created by DreamWarrior. The colours used are sampled from carpet designs of the 1960s decade.

I have used this filter before but this time I wanted to try combining it with the effects in Photo Paint by Corel to see if I could create a more realistic material. The results are above and, although not as good as I would like, they are much better than I have used before.

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.

The Apartment 01

Two characters in a mid-century room stylized as a comic bookThe 1989 room is still being developed and processed and it is, as I anticipated, taking quite some time to complete although I hope to be able to bring the first image to you during the course of this week. Things always seem to happen at once and as the year draws to a close I am considering a house move and this is also eating into my time.

Whilst the various images are rendered by the machine, a process that takes most of the day, I am also looking at an alternative way of showing my 3D work. For sometime I have been happy with the photorealistic realism that I have been able to obtain and I am now looking at making my work look perhaps a little more artistic.

The image above is a mid-century image of an apartment with two characters from Daz which I produced some time back. The effect that you see is created with Filter Forge and is the way that I would like my work to look as wall art. This particular image is not available to purchase although it may be so the future.

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.

New Upholstery Fabric

I was looking for a fabric for lounge furniture yesterday and I realized that I didn’t quite have the right color so I decided to make some new textures.

The texture above is made with Filter Forge using the filter Fabric Frenzy created by DreamWarrior. Note that this is the first filter and not the equally good Fabric Frenzy II.

I must admit to being pleased with the result which created just the right sort of mid-century furnishing look that I was after. Rather than simply make one texture I did, as I usually do, create a whole range of textures in various colors and so you may see these used on other interiors that I make.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Wallpaper Made With Filter Forge

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Creating rooms in 3D is a simple enough task but making them look realistic for the period that you want is much more difficult.

At 20th Century 3D we attempt to make patterns and designs for fabric, wall coverings and paper that resemble, or take their inspiration from, British mid-century ideas or creations. One of the problems is to create realistic looking mid-century wallpaper where the wallpaper merely plays a supporting role and should not dominate the image. This is doubly difficult since most of the wallpaper designs that we create are intended to be eye-catching rather than fade into the background.

This wallpaper pattern (which you will see used on a wall shortly) is an ideal mid-century style design that is intended not to be noticeable but to be in keeping with the mid-century style of the room. It was created with Filter Forge using a filter called “If These Walls Could Talk” by Poly77. Of course, and this is one of the major benefits of using Filter Forge, it can be made in whatever colour is required.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.