INSPIRING RENDERINGS BY MUHAMMED TAHER
Here’s another entry from my “Inspirations” file. Every so often, I see examples of amazing 3D renderings that I want to share because I find them so inspirational for my own rendering work.
I first saw today’s inspirational renderings on CGArchitect.com (an inspiring site in itself). What can I say about this rendering by Muhammad Taher, a freelance architect and architectural visualization artist in Alexandria, Egypt, except that it’s stunning and a true inspiration? There are so many things in this image to study and learn from — models, lighting, texturing, staging of the scene, camera settings and placement, and more. For me, the only element in this rendering that doesn’t work quite as well as the rest is the bouquet of flowers. Roses? A middle Eastern flower I’m unfamiliar with? I’m not sure. But it definitely doesn’t spoil the overall effect.
Muhammed also does excellent exterior renderings, but I’m particularly partial to his interiors. Here is another one of my favorites (but truthfully, there are so many, and all so excellent, that it’s hard to choose favorites):
This image of a luxurious sitting room in Doha, Qatar (see the whole series of renderings here), is full of wonderful details and impressive architecture. Those windows must be 20 feet tall! Muhammed’s work is modeled in 3DS Max and rendered with VRay.
Sometimes when I see work like this I get discouraged, doubting that I could ever achieve this level of technical and artistic expertise. But then I remember that it’s always good to have something to aspire to. So I’ll continue to share things that motivate me to keep improving.