Scene - Hanok

Hey guys, it seems a while until I post my work. This time it is nothing fancy or anything; I just did a practice with my blender work with an oriental theme (Korean theme because... I am Korean lol). I always wanted to make a scenery about Korea, and this is a first render!

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The very first scene is a basic composition that I started with. No materials, yet. I just wanted to see how it looked like when I rendered. Oh and yes, I used LuxRender for the render engine.

I purposely placed a Forest background as majority of the Hanok (Korean traditional houses) are located in the forests, or places where there are lots of trees.

Hanok_2.png

Now, I added a materials to the table and the doors. Now, it starts to look more realistic.

Hanok_3.png

Adding few more materials.

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Now, it's time to add some materials to the cups and the pot. I actually took a ceramics class in Seoul National University in Korea for summer course and I learned so much about ceramics and the materials used to make a ceramics. I decided to add a materials with transparent glaze with bit of green colour added to it. 

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At this point, I was not satisfied with the composition of the cup. So I tried to see how it looked like when the cup is not placed in the scene. As you can see, it feels... sort of empty.

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Therefore, I added the cup but with smaller size, along with a small bowl to fill the space up.

I wanted to add an oriental painting to the cup. So I used a UV Wrapping, mixing with a Node. However UV Wrapping was very complicated. As you can see from the image above, it doesn't really look like a painting.

So after numerous trial and error, I managed UV Wrap the image properly. (Phew)

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Final Render

 Depth of Field is always a component which makes the picture more realistic and fancy. So for this scene, I added a Depth of Field.

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Final Render with Depth of Field

In conclusion I am satisfied with the final render. However, the Depth of Field scene does not really look very nice. It looks incomplete, and I don't really know what makes it the scene incomplete. If anyone has any advices or suggestions, Suggestions and advices are welcome!