Top Renders from August 2019

Time to showcase more stunning renders from our users! Here’s the cream of the crop from August 2019:

Render of the Month

Love that blue hour lighting! For this beautiful render, Pawel has won himself 12 months of Poliigon Production!

How to feature here next month

  1. Make something awesome that uses Poliigon assets (textures, models, hdrs or brushes)

  2. Post it to ArtStation and tag Poliigon in the “Software Used” section

  3. Wait till the end of the month to see if you were featured.

If you’re selected as render of the month, you’ll win 12-months of Poliigon Production on us!

Introducing Procedural Brick Generators

Procedural. You’ve probably heard the term before. But what is it, and why should you care?

In this video we explain why we think Procedural textures are the future of texturing for artists:

A combined total of nearly 1,000 man hours to create, and allow you to generate over 1,500 unique brick.

As well as the 4 generators, we’ve also added 52 ready to use brick materials to our brick section:

Combined with the generators above, these allow you to achieve almost any brick look for archviz.

For inspiration, see what our art team created using the new brick:

Top Renders from July 2019

As is tradition, here’s our monthly roundup of the top artworks of the Poliigon community in July 2019:

Render of the Month

Congratulations Troy! For this stunning exterior you’ve won 12 months of Production Poliigon!

How to feature here next month

  1. Make something awesome that uses Poliigon assets (textures, models, hdrs or brushes)

  2. Post it to ArtStation and tag Poliigon in the “Software Used” section

  3. Wait till the end of the month to see if you were featured.

If you’re selected as render of the month, you’ll win 12-months of Poliigon Production on us!

Top Renders from June 2019

It’s time for the monthly community showcase! Here’s what we liked from June 2019…

Render of the month

Congratulations Helmy! This cozy interior has won you a free 12 months of Production Poliigon!

How to feature here next month

  1. Make something awesome that uses Poliigon assets (textures, models, hdrs or brushes)

  2. Post it to ArtStation and tag Poliigon in the “Software Used” section

  3. Wait till the end of the month to see if you were featured.

If you’re selected as render of the month, you’ll win 12-months of Poliigon Production on us :)

New Chairs on Poliigon

If there’s one model that almost every interior needs, it’s chairs.

So we created a collection of 43 curated chairs to raise the bar of any room.

All models are exquisitely detailed, front-to-back, with custom textures to push them over the edge.

You can change the colors in your software of choice, to create a contrasting design.

Or use them as-is for a chair that’s guaranteed to look good out of the gate.

In total there are 43 chairs, all ready to download in 14 native software and rendering formats.

Top Renders from May 2019

Here’s the monthly roundup of top renders for the month of May 2019:

Render of the month

Japanese Food Truck by Mikey McCusker

Absolutely breathtaking! Completely captures the mood of a rainy cold environment.

For this render, Mikey has won himself a free 12-months of Poliigon Production.

How to feature here next month

  1. Make something awesome that uses Poliigon assets (textures, models, hdrs or brushes)

  2. Post it to ArtStation and tag Poliigon in the “Software Used” section

  3. Wait till the end of the month to see if you were featured.

If you’re selected as render of the month, you’ll win 12-months of Poliigon Production on us :)

New Rugs on Poliigon

A big part of your job as a 3D artist is solving problems.

“How can we make the trees look good?”
”How can we get the rendertimes down?”

At Poliigon we see our job as helping you solve some of those problems.

This month we’re solving rugs.

Every hard floor interior needs one, but they’re surprisingly hard to find online. And good ones even more so.

After a lot of internal R&D we create a set of rugs that are based on today’s interior design trends, look great but don’t cost you in render times.

In essence, a render optimized, great looking rug:

Here’s what our internal art department achieved with them:

We hope you like them!

Got a suggestion for a future release? Let us know in the comments below.

Top Renders from April 2019

Another month, another recap! Here’s our favourite renders found on ArtStation last month, tagged with Poliigon:

Render of the Month

Usually we pick just one image, but this entire set of images by Daniel Diaz Del Castillo is astounding. Once again Daniel sets the bar high.

How to feature here next month

  1. Post your work to ArtStation

  2. Tag “Poliigon” in the software used section, or mention us in the description

  3. Check the recap post next month to see if you were featured

  4. Render of the month receives a full 12-months of Production Plan

Top Renders from March 2019

Time for another community recap! Here are the top renders made with Poliigon assets last month…

Created by Wojtek Fikus

Created by  Shodeinde Olamide
Created by  Shodeinde Olamide

Created by Alan Campos

The Render of the Month

Created by Pavel Filimonov

Beautiful environment! Love the texturing and lighting. For his hard work, Pavel has won himself 12-months of Poliigon Production.

Big thanks to everyone who featured here! Some really stunning images this month :)

How to feature here next month

  1. Create something awesome that uses Poliigon assets

  2. Post it to Artstation and tag Poliigon under Software used

  3. Wait to the end of the month to see if you made the list

The render of the month wins an annual Poliigon Production plan!

New Carpet on Poliigon

A good carpet is hard to find.

That's not the usual expression, but it's true when it comes to visualizing interior design. You've got your wood, you've got your stone, and now you've got a brand new set of Carpets.

The trouble with most carpet textures online is that they’re photographed. Which is fine for some materials, but not fabric. Photographing fabric isn’t ideal for two reasons…

Problem #1: Tileability

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When you photograph fabric, you need to make each line of thread meet the other end. And at the microscopic scale of fabric, this is often impossible, leading to obvious signs of tiling.


Problem #2: Blurriness

The size of each thread is so small that traditional cameras simply can’t capture it with clarity. And we tried every conceivable method!

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The Poliigon Solution

To solve both of these problems, we created this new carpet collection digitally. This ensures they’re fully seamless and hyper sharp.

That means you can focus on making art, knowing that the carpet will make the rest of your scene beautiful.

 

There are 64 new carpet materials, all based off 2019 interior design trends.

Top Renders from February 2019

It’s time for the monthly roundup! Here’s our favourite artworks found on Artstation mentioning Poliigon.

by NICK

The Winner

Love it! Such a strong composition and color scheme. Although Poliigon wasn’t the only resource used, it played a part and therefore is eligible. For his hard work, Oskar has one himself a free 12-months of Poliigon Production!

How to feature here next month

  1. Make something call using Poliigon assets

  2. Post it to Artstation and tag Poliigon as the software used, or just write “Poliigon” somewhere in the description.

  3. We’ll feature our favourite renders on the blog and award the best a year of Poliigon Production!

Top Renders from January '19

Time for the monthly community art roundup! Here’s our favs from January 2019:

Created by Arnaldo Souza

Created by Sady Fofana

Created by Martin Dimitrov

Created by Nick Brunner

Created by Matteo Morana

Render of the Month

Created by Martin Dimitrov

Love that gold lighting! As render of the month, Martin has won himself 12-months of the Production Plan.

 

How to feature here next month

Step 1: Make something cool using Poliigon assets

Step 2: Post it to ArtStation and include Poliigon in the ‘Software used’ section.

Step 3: Check the blog the following month to see if you were feature. The best render wins 12 months of Poliigon Production :)

Top Renders from December 2018

As is tradition, we like to round up the top renders from the community, posted to ArtStation with the words “Assets from Poliigon” somewhere in the description.

Here’s the top renders from December 2018…

Render of the month:

Now THAT’s quality decor. Love those ornate rug patterns!

For being render of the month, Andrey has won himself 1-year of a Poliigon Production plan!

A big thank you to everyone who created works this month! It’s always a treat to see what the community is making.

How to feature here next month

Step 1: Make something cool using Poliigon assets

Step 2: Post it to ArtStation and include Poliigon in the ‘Software used’ section.

Step 3: Check the blog the following month to see if you were feature. The best render wins 12 months of Poliigon Production :)

New Wood on Poliigon

If you pay attention to interior design trends, you might have noticed natural materials popping up more and more.

While it used to only be the ultra rich that could afford marble and stone, it’s now becoming affordable to everyone.

Even McDonalds is getting in on the action.

So we recently added stone, marble, ceramic, bamboo to help you visualize this.

But when material category that desperately needed some love was Wood.

After consulting with an interior design studio, we created over 100 new wood materials based on the popular wood treatments available today.

Walnut, pine, oak, hickory, burl, flooring, flat, and more.

If you can’t find the wood from this new collection, let us know in the comments, but we think we’ve got it covered.

Our existing collection of 60 wood materials has also been remastered with more accurate maps and a 1:1 aspect ratio.

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Here’s some examples of what you can do with the new wood:

New HDRs on Poliigon

If you watched our previous video on HDR lighting, you already know why it’s important. It’s the closest thing to a “make awesome” button in 3D, giving realistic light and reflections instantly.

So we’re pleased to be releasing a massive 44 new + 89 remastered HDRs.

89 Remastered HDRs

Our entire HDR library has been recalibrated to provide more accurate lighting. No more tweaking the contrast or multiply values. It now works out of the box!

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Remastered

Here’s the total list of all remastered HDRs: