This rendering was created around the same time the Jindu Pool rendering and Jindu night rendering were made. Similar to many of the renderings I create, this one is almost entirely naturally lit (sun). So much time is saved by just adjusting the sun to enter the space opposed to placing artificial lights (point and spot lights) in a rendering engine which can take forever. If I'm short on time, I will almost always go the naturally lit route.  On top of that, I just like the look of cast shadows running across the scene and the warm light from the sun rising and setting.   

A lot of people have been asking for more Kerkythea tutorials as well as a more in-depth look at the Jindu night rendering. There is a lot to cover between these two topics, but I hope to begin these videos in January. Let me know if there are any other topics you want to see


Sketchup screen capture

Kerkythea Rendering

The final rendering. A ton of post-processing went into this. It helped that there was some site photos of existing buildings that could be dropped into the background. Many of the techniques used in the Jindu pool rendering to get that "early morning" look were used here as well. More on the Jindu project designed by Paul Lukez Architecture can be found here

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Reader Comments (17)

wow! amazing! I would love to see a tutorial video of this. This rendering is amazing

December 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Great job again,

thanks for sharing

December 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnder

I love your work, i would like to learn more of this techniques, it may be handly a tutorial of te diagrams that you use in your thesis.

thanks for the tuts!

keep the good job,

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEduardo Mejia

Just great! Can we expect a short tutorial to this? Especially the "blooming light" would be interesting. And Eduardo Mejia is right, the diagrams are an interesting topic, too!

Greetings from Berlin and Merry Christmas ;)

December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Awesome work Alex! Could you make a tutorial please...

December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucas

Thanks guys. I will get going on these videos as soon as possible. Regarding the diagram tutorials, any diagram in particular you would like to see? I am interested in creating more architectural diagram tutorials as well.

December 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Hogrefe

absolutely amazing. congrats for making such beautiful work. you are inspiring and teaching us all and i thank you for that.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichael

I would love to see a video of this.
Great work Alex.

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNagi

It's possible to see the tutorial? :D your job it's awesome!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichela

Thank you very much for your tutorial. it's very nice and amazing.

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHyunsung

Hi Alex,

I'm really enjoying your tutorials they've been a great help.

Just a quick question, Kerkathea doesn't render individual lines from Skethup, so what post-processing technique do you use to get the lines representing the glass panes into the final image?

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTwm

How do you get such clean curves in sketchup like these pylons for the Jindo rendering?

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPluto

The pylons were modeled in Rhino. They were then imported into sketchup as a 3ds. file. Finally, the soft and smooth surface option was applied in sketchup to "hide" the triangulated linework to get it to look smooth.

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Hogrefe

may I know if there is any reason you don't render with SU Vray?

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdesmond

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December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfghf

Could you please post a tutorial for this illustration ?

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGodly

Awesome !! I really would like to see diagram in your architecture as well !!! hehe .....

March 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteredge

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