Base + Decor + Lighting + Atmosphere + People = Final Render
There’s a lot of work that goes into producing a rendering beyond creating the 3D Model. Some studios will build everything into the 3D environment. I find it quicker and easier to make adjustments and creative decisions on the fly in Photoshop.
The first image is the base rendering, also known as the “raw render”. It is what the computer generates straight out of the rendering engine.
The second image sees the ceilings modified and the murals and other decor added.
The third image receives both ambient and spot lighting, showcasing the memorabilia and providing visual interest.
The fourth image is energized by theatrical lights and other atmospheric effects, but it’s still lacking.
The final image is brought to life by the addition of several dozen scale figures who have shown up for a memorable Nashville Night.