Creating the Perfect Ambiance for a Detailed Model

/Creating the Perfect Ambiance for a Detailed Model

Creating the scenery for your model presentation using 3D animation tools has been proven to be expensive. Installing the tool may cost a hundred dollars. Then there’s the problem about skills. Animation is a different skill from manually making models. Thus, some architects, especially those who have not joined any computer classes, have difficulty making 3D animated models. They might need to spend some money to pay a skilled animator.

But does one really need computer-generated models to create the perfect ambiance for your model? There are cheap alternatives that you can use. There are material found at home that can create ambiances and model layouts that you want. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars. You just have to know what these materials are and how to use them.

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Use Easily Procured Items

Adding special effects to highlight your model is not easy. However, it’s not impossible either. To make this possible, you’ll need the following:

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Cotton
  • Mosses
  • Sticks
  • Spices – Pepper, paprika, garlic powder, etc.

You can use them together to create rain, storm, thunder, lighting, and more.

Room Setup

You might want to display your model in a dark room. If you don’t have a dark room, simply wrap black curtains around your workroom.

A dark room is perfect especially if you wish to present a model with a dim or evening weather. However, you might need to use other colors in the background, depending on what mood you want to achieve. For example, a blue background on a certain area might be suitable for creating a clear evening vibe.

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Use proper lighting to create a white balance. You can also hang “white” materials around your model. You can use a field of sugar and apply a decent lighting angle to create an illusion of a pond. You can also use cottons to create clouds. There are numerous ideas to consider.

Artistic ideas can create life out of even the little things. You need not buy expensive software when there are materials at home that you can use to create the ambiance you want for your model. 


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