Behind the Scenes: Panorama Rest room

Behind the Scenes: Panorama Rest room
Behind the Scenes: Panorama Rest room


Hello there!

My title is Diogo Maurício, a 3D structure and inside design artist from Portugal. My ardour for 3D started throughout my diploma in Digital Recreation Design, the place I made some belongings for video games.

Later, I discovered about 3D visualization or archviz, so I made a decision to take a web based Blender course for archviz.

I now work as a contract 3D artist for archviz, utilizing applications like Blender and Photoshop to convey my concepts, and people of my shoppers, to life.


This non-commercial mission thought wasn’t one thing that got here up abruptly. Over the previous few months, I’ve come throughout varied photographs, AI photographs, and renders by different artists that blend nature with our house. 

So after saving some reference photographs and watching a video about utilizing photographs as a 3D background, I had the concept of blending the 2 ideas and making my very own mission: a contemporary toilet through which you share your intimacy with nature.

A number of the artists who impressed me have been Egzon Rexhepi and Augusto Cezar.



  • Blender
  • Photoshop
  • PureRef



Earlier than beginning any mission, I normally accumulate and manage reference photographs, as a result of it should assist me get to the tip end result that I am on the lookout for. I normally search for references on Google Photographs and Pinterest. Lastly, I manage the photographs on PureRef.


My workflow normally includes beginning with architectural constructions similar to partitions, flooring, home windows, and doorways. On this explicit mission, because it was a private thought, I designed the toilet little by little, making the mandatory adjustments and changes with actual measurements to attain one thing that I favored.


I began by modeling the construction of the toilet (partitions, ground, home windows, doorways) after which I moved on to the section the place I place the principle belongings, to learn the way I’ll organize them and place the cameras. 

In archviz, we normally solely mannequin belongings once we need one thing very particular to attempt to ship the mission to the consumer as rapidly as attainable, which is why I take advantage of some asset libraries similar to Quixel Bridge, Imesh, BlenderKit, and private libraries. 

At a later stage, I completed with some decorations and particulars.

Usually, I did not use very complicated strategies—simply fundamental modeling and using some modifiers similar to bevel, subdivision floor, mirror, and a few booleans.


Within the texturing section, what took me the longest was on the lookout for the PBR textures I had in thoughts that are at all times high-quality textures. Often, I take advantage of 4K textures and in some particular instances, I take advantage of 1K or 2K if the thing is much away and 8K if it is extremely near the digicam.

As soon as I’ve discovered what I am on the lookout for, I apply the feel to the asset, normally utilizing the addon that comes with Blender, known as node wrangler. 

Ultimately, I simply used just a few different nodes similar to combine RGB, Gamma, and Hue Saturation Worth.

It must be famous that in among the extra essential textures, I used the displacement map to convey higher realism to the mission.


Within the lighting section, crucial half was combining the background picture and the outside lighting to essentially make it appear to be the toilet was in that place. 

So first, I appeared for some photographs of unimaginable landscapes. It was essential that it will impress. 

Then I examined which photographs I favored one of the best and blended them with Blender’s Sky Texture. I acquired a end result the place the outside lighting made sense with the background picture and on the similar time, illuminated the toilet in a approach that introduced a sense of calm and leisure. 

Then I added some space lights that I used as inside LEDs and a few level lights for the spotlights, with the Blackbody node to convey out a practical colour. 

On the finish, to convey extra depth to the outside atmosphere, I added a dice with a really mild principled quantity shader impact to get a slight contact of mist.

Rendering & Submit-Processing

The mission was rendered in Cycles in three totally different picture sizes.

  • 3840 px x 2160 px
  • 2700 px x 3375 px
  • 3840 px x 3840 px

I used 2048 samples and denoiser in all of them.

In View layer properties > Passes, I enabled Shiny Direct and Oblique to boost the picture, later in Photoshop.

Submit-production was carried out in Adobe Photoshop. I used the Digital camera Uncooked Filter to make some enhancements to the distinction, publicity, shadows, highlights, temperature, vibrance, sharpening, and a little bit of movie grain. 

Then, I added the Blender passes (Shiny Direct and Oblique), a LUT (Lookup Desk), and at last the vignette.

RENDER: Panorama Rest room

Thanks for studying my article, and I hope you loved it! Be at liberty to ask questions on my social media. Have an exquisite day!

In regards to the Artist                       

Diogo Maurício is a 3D artist from Portugal, specializing in archviz, or architectural visualization, of interiors and exteriors. He presently works as a contract 3D artist.