Theater: Luxrender

17 Oct 2016

The Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (SRA) Community Theater was designed by Mark Mack Architects, and modelled by Charles Ehrlich and Greg Ward (see README file in the repository).

Radiance

The original Radiance renderings show some patterns on the floor and walls. They also simulate wavy curtains via some surface normal perturbation:

Radiance
rendering of one of the corner seat perspectives.

Radiance rendering
from the perspective of a third row seat.

Radiance rendering
from the perspective of someone on stage.

After importing the scene into Blender those patterns are gone and I replaced them by materials with a single color. Exporting the scene again (via my own plugin) in various renderer specific file formats allows me to render the same scene from various camera perspectives and compare the results.

Luxrender

I recently re-rendered the scene with Luxrender:

Luxrender
rendering of one of the corner seat perspectives.

Luxrender rendering
from the perspective of a third row seat.

Luxrender rendering
from the perspective of someone on stage.

Other Renderers

The scene can be found in the download section of my web site. Images rendered by other software can be found in a repository on GitHub.