View Full Version : La Hacienda, Daniel_schmid (3D)

05 May 2004, 11:45 PM (

Hi there!

Walking around I stepped in to a Guillermo Fernandez de Castro’s Lithography, and a thought came to my mind: “that can be a nice render” and that’s the inspiration for this scene.
This scene took about 2 months of work, basically because I was using only my free time to work on it.

in a few days im going to post the link of tutorial¡¡¡¡¡¡


05 May 2004, 01:53 AM
Nice work!

- I really like the plants at the top of the image
- The tree on the left looks great except for the discolored edges.
- The walls at the top left seem too smooth, but I like the texture.
- With such a large render, it will be easier to find the mistakes.
- I found that a lower res version looks a lot better.

05 May 2004, 02:03 AM
Oh my !

That is really amazing work. Nothing more to say really, its just jaw-dropping !

05 May 2004, 02:51 AM
would you be able to shrink the size of this image, it is so big and some people with slow modems may have problems. Most people when they see a large image that is slow loading will move on to the next image.

05 May 2004, 03:06 AM
Very nice, well done :)

The only thing that bothers me is the wood texture on your doors... it's fine, but looks exactly the same on each door. I'd change it up a little so it doesn' t look as uniform.

LOVE the lighting and textures though :thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 03:15 AM
that really is gorgeous work.

05 May 2004, 03:32 AM
Cool....can't wait for the tutorial

05 May 2004, 03:55 AM
well great work you got there....
the tree to the right is the best part of pic...
i agree with Imatk about the wood texture...

and the ground is too flat....a bump or displacement would help....


05 May 2004, 03:57 AM
HOLY DOOLY! Thats a GREAT image!!

Awesome work!! You aer greatly deserving of a :beer:

Fantastic textures.

05 May 2004, 04:05 AM
If this was posted a week ago when i had dial up i would have never seen it. Looks good. Nice lighting and textures. I agree about the wood texture, needs some tweaking.
Might want to post a smaller resolution if you want more replies.

05 May 2004, 07:12 AM
cool light

05 May 2004, 07:15 AM
beautiful. I love seeing work like this because it gives me drive to keep improving my own work.

as to the small amount of replies tho, it may simply be that people dont feel they have things to contribute to it, in my case ive never done any image of this quality so i dont quite feel like i can properly crit it.

05 May 2004, 07:45 AM
I really like this image. The mood (lighting and slight fog effect) and textures are first rate!

From an architectural structure point of view, the model looks good. The only problems I can see are, the upper ledge, on the far wall, looks a little under supported, and a bit odd in its construction method. Also, the stone lintels, above some of the doors and windows, are broken up into several pieces, all with vertical seams. It might be better to angle the seams to form a flat arch, like...

This... [ \ \ / / ] Not this... [ | | | | ]

Or make it out of a solid piece of stone, much like the wooden lintel above the far door. This way the weight of the wall will look like it is distributed to both sides of the doorway. Also, try to make the keystones in all the arches, a little more defined.

Again, it’s an excellent image. Keep up the good work.

Mike :buttrock:

05 May 2004, 08:52 AM
some stuff that could be improve for the special edition.

- higher textures size (on the top left above all, you have a low rez texture on the wall next to high rez textures "door and pillar" :( )
- lack of dirt in some corners
- lack of some little chamfers on certain part (around the doors for ex.)
- you could have make some part more irregular. little cracks & holes in the pillars for ex.
- little stuff on the floor (rocks?) to catch light and create shadows to make it less flat.
in fact a displacement on the floor would have been breaks all perfect linear shadows. And grows a little bit on the walls.

anyway nice work.

05 May 2004, 12:12 PM
Impressive work nothing to say :)
oh yes, a the top left, the brick texture change rotation and there is no rason to . :shrug:

:beer: WONDERFULL WORK also :thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by behzad
would you be able to shrink the size of this image, it is so big and some people with slow modems may have problems. Most people when they see a large image that is slow loading will move on to the next image.

nah.. size is fine. People will wait for it.

05 May 2004, 01:59 PM
i like it, looks cool..

05 May 2004, 02:30 PM
really impressive work

05 May 2004, 02:50 PM
Rally nice i like the lighting, an plants they are great

I agree with codreanu, the floor, it is toooooo flat

Nice job :buttrock:

05 May 2004, 03:50 PM
Link dead :shrug:

05 May 2004, 03:53 PM
this is a really good work , il like particulary the lighting and the materials, also the model is really well done


05 May 2004, 04:40 PM
Wondering work ! I wery waiting the tuturial ! :buttrock:

05 May 2004, 04:51 PM
Umm, I don't actually like it. It is too plain render for my taste. and too obvious 3D. I would have loved to see more detailed texture work in the stone bouders and the wooden bars under the balcony need more detail.

05 May 2004, 05:01 PM
Great job:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 08:39 PM
Beatiful image. I really like all the tuxtures in it.

05 May 2004, 09:50 PM
nah.. size is fine. People will wait for it.
nice work, man... but it has not the detail for that big size.. half size it look two times better..

nice textures!!
maybe the ground seems a little bit flat.


05 May 2004, 10:01 PM
Absolutely stunning work

05 May 2004, 10:11 PM
Great Job! Keep up the good work!:beer: :buttrock:

05 May 2004, 10:36 PM
Very nicerender for sure. my thing is that the egdes of the walls are realy to hard and Sharp i would have to say bevel alot of your edges a bit :D

nice other wise


05 May 2004, 11:36 PM
so cool nice work:applause:

05 May 2004, 12:00 AM
pixelmonk you must have high speed..

05 May 2004, 03:22 AM
Very nice image.
The only think that I dont like is the ground, It looks very clean, and whit no much work on it, But just a comment, I couln´t doit better

05 May 2004, 05:03 AM
Daniel congratulations :)

Very nice to see your work on the front page.....

Keep up the nice work :)

Long life to Metacube !!!!!!!!!

05 May 2004, 06:12 AM
Great image, I love the mood and the textures.

A well deserved front page and in your first post!


05 May 2004, 07:06 AM
nice. The modelling is moderate imho, but te lighting compensates for that. Nice composition too.

05 May 2004, 08:39 AM
very nice work :eek:

05 May 2004, 10:00 AM

Nice picture.

I read through all the replys but no one mentioned the blurred tree in foreground. Depth of field. As photographer, for me it looks a bit unnatural. The lens looks wide and well stopped so the tree had to come out more sharp OR the background must be blurred more.

BUT if you sharpen the tree than it becomes rather disturbing.

Its up to you.

But once again,

Nice picture

05 May 2004, 05:52 PM
nice one daniel, congratulations and welcome to cgtalk , I think this image is really nice talking about mood and enviroment, some of the textures need work as well as the foreground plant, the depth of field is wrong, the composition is good and the colors correct , the shadows are too sharp to me, anyway I think you've learned very well so far , and I'm sure your next work will be awesome :thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 09:32 PM
thanks their commentaries are very useful¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡:thumbsup:
and I am happy of the good commentaries
thank you very much to Jaime Jasso it gave many advice me.

I have More images

this is a detail:

Please give me a few day for the tutorial ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

05 May 2004, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Daniel_Schmid

Please give me a few day for the tutorial ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

How bout 4 days :)

05 May 2004, 08:42 PM
Lovely work, the scene is tranquil and vivid. I appreciate the blur you used in the foreground, nice job.

06 June 2004, 08:06 PM
thats realy great man,i love the lighting and the high detailed textures.

five points from me:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:

06 June 2004, 05:59 PM
Hi everybody

I have the Tutorial!!!!!

Go to

I hope you like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06 June 2004, 03:11 AM
Hello again Daniel, I followed your link to the tutorial. Well done, the hacienda piece displays a wonderful variety of effects. All widely applicable to other types of projects. Good approach to the lighting and your textures are great, showing depth, diversity in color, and substance appearance. Thanks, I'll use the tutorial as homework this summer. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


06 June 2004, 11:03 PM
Very nice lighting, like the transparency of the close up plants adds photrealism to the image great texturing.


06 June 2004, 04:13 PM
Excellent image!

Great texturing work and lighting! :applause:


06 June 2004, 01:28 PM
Beautiful, dreamy image..! I like the lighting


06 June 2004, 03:59 AM
thnx for yours commnets
im preparing the new scene

06 June 2004, 10:46 PM
the haze gives it a cool feel :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 03:16 PM
Well done daniel, a stuning still, no doubt that james has something to do here as asesor, im waiting to see the new one, i espect no less from you!!, keep the good work

06 June 2004, 07:07 PM
wow nice work
really good textures :P

06 June 2004, 07:33 PM
did you make the textures yourself, or did you get them from like a cd?

06 June 2004, 05:54 AM

see the tutorian in (

08 August 2004, 06:57 AM
could you make a new tutorial on how to find your tutorial on :D

08 August 2004, 04:05 AM
This is the direct Link

08 August 2004, 01:51 AM
Nice job,man~ How long you did this production ?

08 August 2004, 10:36 PM
This scene took about 2 months of work, basically because I was using only my free time to work on it.:)

08 August 2004, 10:12 AM
I really like the lights, good work man :thumbsup:!

02 February 2005, 09:23 PM
in the next week iwill post a new version whit a lots of corrections to my entrance to expose 3
mmmmmm maybe in 2 or 3 days

03 March 2005, 06:19 PM
This is a new version of mi piece La Hacienda
this version have a lot of changes, and more detail, check the details and a new full image
The important change of this version in my opinion, is the floor,and the blured plants are deleted.

And this is the final image: (

03 March 2005, 10:18 PM
any comments about the changes?

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