Can you do it? Will it work? Is it worth it?

I want to feel competent that I’m doing worthwhile work. Starting a day knowing that, feels like a victory and the sense of autonomy which comes with it translates into a 'there-is-a-way' attitude. That puts me in the zone, and it makes me present.

My guiding values are integrity and sincerity. I’m a learner. I like to know how complex things work, and there’s no reason not to be able to find out. When working on projects, personal or professional, I take care to exercise deliberation without overpowering my intuition. Not easy! It doesn’t have to be easy.

Ok, enough baloney. Now, get back to the pretty pictures.

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Philips EcoPro20 attached to car hood
Philips EcoPro20 attached to car hood - retouching steps
Philips EcoPro20 attached to car hood - retouching steps
Philips EcoPro20 attached to car hood - Fusion comp
Philips EcoPro20 clipped onto a man's shirt
Philips EcoPro20 clipped onto a man's shirt - Fusion comp
Philips EcoPro50 charging a phone
Philips EcoPro50 magnetic foot attached to car hood
Philips EcoPro50 magnetic foot attached to car hood – retouching steps

Philips EcoPro Inspection Lamps - Lifestyle Integrations

3D rendering & 2D compositing

All final still images on this page are property of Koninklijke Philips N.V. The models do not endors or warrant the products in any specific way.
  • ClientPhilips
  • Date5 January, 2018
  • TaskShow the products in situations by integrating them into lifestyle photos
  • I take cradit for3D shading and rendering; 2D compositing
  • I give credit forLifestyle photography; Product design and engineering
  • Cool toolsMoI3D; Octane Render; Blackmagic Fusion Studio; Photoshop; Affinity Photo

The process

CAD models provided by the client were prepared and optimised in MoI3D for export to high-poly meshes. That process involved rebuilding parts of the models which came through with broken surfaces, unrecognised features or messed up surface trims - a somewhat common problem with 3D CAD data exchange formats between applications.

Most scenes relied on simple additional geometry to approximate the objects in the lifestyle photography to catch shadows, occlusion and illumination effects. For some atmosphere, volume scattering material on a sphere around the lamps was rendered out from Octane Render standalone. In combination with IES light profiles, the rendered look could be derected very well.

Beauty passes and info passes were composited over the lifestyle photography in Fusion Studio. Many external mattes, created in Photoshop and in Affinity Photo (combining the strengths of each application selection tools and exchanging that data back and forth) defined the larger corrections in Fusion.  Then, the tidy-up and detail work was mostly dodging and burning in Photoshop.