Posted by Kathleen Moore, CastleView 3D:
Inspiring 3D renderings by Ramon Zancanaro
Here’s another entry in my “Inspirations” series — and wow, this one is really inspiring, especially to those of us who do 3D renderings of interiors and are always looking for realistic draperies, bedclothes, and the like.
This is one of a series of renderings done by 3D artist Ramon Zancanaro as a “cloth study” (see more on Ronan Bekerman’s blog). The cloth was created using a modeling software called “Marvelous Designer” — an app for clothing designers, but obviously put to beautiful architectural use here (perhaps this would be called an off-label use?).
The face count on these cloth models must be astronomical (although I believe Ramon uses some modification to reduce the poly count). My understanding is that he plans to do a “Making of…” video explaining his process, to be posted on Ronan’s blog. That promises to be very enlightening, and I will include a link to it once it has been posted.
UPDATE 9/16/2012: At last, here is the promised “how-to” from Ramon explaining how he used Marvelous Designer for the cloth modeling in this scene! www.ronenbekerman.com/3d-cloth-modeling-with-marvelous-designer/
Here’s another fantastic example of Ramon’s 3D rendering work for you to enjoy. Look at the cutwork on that tablecloth — fantastic!
I’m truly so impressed and inspired by skill and talent like this — I hope you are too.