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Great article! This is one of the best works i've seen in Refractive (creators of Octane) forums. Thanks for author & Ronen for this article! Overcoming Cuda/Hardware or Octane's own limitations sometimes is a hard thing to deal with. I really like the way You manage to combine HDR in PT with Direct lighting, the end result is beautiful (overall the concept is not new as guys use AO pass to enhance renders quite often, but You're certainly the first one tried this technique in OR =) Hopefuly soon we'll see optimised build for Kepler based GPUs on Cuda5 & some of those limitations (speed, texture limit & available vRam..) will be less tight.. Looking way forward, this engine is very promising. & After release of instances we'll probably see more and more of it's usage in archviz. Thanks once more for interesting article!

2 years, 10 months ago on Making of Urban Apartment by Enrico Cerica


I love it! Breath taking atmosphere, calm before/after rain..

Remember, when I got the newsletter from CGarchitect with this featured as a pro of the week ..stared for a while at it =) then a bit more.. saved it to my inspiration folder and tweeted =)

it's one of these works that you put in your mind among other master pieces seen around from Visualiser (in capital V =) bb3, peter, kizo, start..

It was interesting to see this story-board/tuturial =)

..with time You understand that there's no magic in that, but skillfull work of those that do understand what they are actualy doing or sometimes just dare to explore the posibilities =)

3 years, 5 months ago on Making of House on the Coast


@kodissimo@katewrss@NicolasRichelet I like this =))) from very technical to..very philosophical stuff. What You can ask more? =) think we need a thread in forum called 'wisdom' =p

3 years, 5 months ago on Making of AP002T Tower


your referenced loft is one my favourite projects of this kind =) the outer shell of glass on cleaned up brick wall looks like it's covering smth very expencive =) liek those cases in museums or hi retail stores =)

it's going to be interesting thread. For sure going to follow your progres wishing You the best in this contest =)

3 years, 5 months ago on New York. Living the Urban Voids.



Liudvik, Can't wait for the second part!

Great piece to read! Thanks!!!

3 years, 5 months ago on Making of Esherick House, Part 1


by far my favourite sketch in this competition! =)

Tones drive nostalgic mood in it =) awesome.

3 years, 6 months ago on Mood research 2


nice, sketch =)

not the c&c, but i'd like to compliment for presentation 'skills' - do like the frame =) small thing that helps to get more impact and overall adding bit more culture.

3 years, 6 months ago on parallax_4


Kate, that would be kind a generous move, too generous - I think =) but maybe those who really want to have a file could raise some money in form of donation =) for educational purpose.

Ronen, figure out smth, maybe there would be a place in Your shop for one more item =) if Nicolas would agree of course =)

I would like to see the psd too, maybe even not for free =)

3 years, 6 months ago on Making of AP002T Tower


amazing! As fas as those giants don't really interested to share their workflows (in detail) it's very nice that someOne put their effort (time and dedication) to get as close or even further with their tests & later on share their knowledge with comunity - do believe that there's a lot of people that would like to say Big Thanks! Count me in =) It was a pleasure to read. Beautiful craftmenship, Nicolas. Looking for further works of Yours!

3 years, 6 months ago on Making of AP002T Tower


thanks for this mini tutorial! simple, but very useful.

3 years, 6 months ago on Material / Curtain / V-Ray