L'Epouse du Boucher

L'Epouse du Boucher


L'Epouse du Boucher

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Photorealistic 3D visualization

In this multifunctional project realism was our client’s top priority, but luckily, photorealistic 3D rendering is what we do best! Hence, our most experienced artists got to work and delivered an outcome that has fully met these expectations. In the shortest possible timeframe, we produced 5 realistic renders.

The concept of this project starts with the name “L’Epouse du Boucher”. In fact, this means “the butcher’s wife” in French. This name comes from the fact that the space consists of two different, but complimentary zones. One of them is a front of the house butcher shop while the other is a back of the house restaurant.

Generally, when we think of butcher shops – austere, cold, and purely functional spaces come to mind. This is not the case with this cozy and elegant design fit for mafia bosses to congregate in. Sometimes an exception really does prove the rule.

For you viewing pleasure we have uploaded all these renders to the gallery below. So, why don’t you scroll down and explore this photorealistic 3D rendering project for yourself?
Restaurant renders

The metaphorical butcher’s wife obviously runs the back of the house restaurant. Since she runs it on her own terms, this makes it a softer and more comfortable place out of the two. Dark finishes and softly dimmed lighting sources create a somber atmosphere.

Classical furniture such as Thonet chairs and black bistro tables work together with the wooden moldings on the walls to reinforce a sense of historical tradition. A bespoke terrazzo floor made from shredded cow bones instead of other more common aggregate materials also complements it.

Wooden moldings frame the modern round mirrors suspended from walls throughout the space. In fact, these mirrors reflect parts of the interior and produce an impression of a bigger space. They also reflect themselves in each other and in the glossy surfaces of the tables beneath them.

These tables are set with cutlery, napkins, candles, and glasses, breaking up their otherwise monotone surfaces. Apart from this, they also serve as visual cues leading the eye into the image and as little shiny accents for us to focus on. To create convincing photorealistic 3D renderings, one must master the material settings dealing with transparency, reflection, and refraction.
In contrast to the darker classical elements are the bright green couches. They add fun splashes of fresh color in this otherwise very serious space. Besides, have you noticed how the cushion shapes are reminiscent of salami sticks tied together with rope?

Butcher shop renders

We have already mentioned the elegant restaurant, but the butcher shop renderings are totally different. They are mostly light and present a mix of sharp stainless-steel surfaces symbolizing butcher’s knives. Rough wooden seating blocks represent cutting boards and veiny marble elements echoing the texture of the meat. The menus obviously also represent the butcher’s tools!

The key element to photorealistic 3D rendering is lighting because it can make or break a project. If done well it can greatly help to highlight the geometry of the space. Otherwise it can ruin even a meticulously modeled and textured scene. It is easy to create a dramatic atmosphere in a dimly lit space of a restaurant. However, a shop should usually be well lit, which makes the task of reaching realism harder. Therefore, to avoid making a space with a more uniform lighting scheme look flat, extra light sources are often necessary.

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