Octane Render Competition Reminder

In case you missed it, there is a small competition going on the OTOY Octane Render forum. The 10 best architectural images, as judged by me, will each get a 100 euro voucher to spend in my HDR Sky shop.

Plus, as extra incentive, the top 3 will win a full Octane render license! So even if you don't own Octane, install the demo and get rendering!

It has been left deliberately open as 'vaguely architectural'. All you need to do to enter is post an image on the forum.  I will check the forum and give feedback & encouragement, and Tom Glimps is moderating the thread. You have until THE END OF APRIL to post your entry!

Related: Read Tom's Using HDR Skies in Octane Render

Lake Lugano House - Vray for Sketchup

You might recognise this house from a previous post on this blog, Lake Lugano House by Jame Pickford. This one is different in that it was all modelled, assembled and rendered within Skethcup using Vray for Sketchup. There is a really excellent tutorial on Ronen Bekerman dot com which I encourage you to go and read.

Interesting to see how he uses HDRi Skies (1957 Dusk Clear) in Vray for Sketchup and uses proxies to handle complex geometry and to see all of the other ways in which Vray for Sketchup has developed since I last used it several years ago.

Great work by David Santos of LAB Visualizacion


I'm going to change the HDR sky shop url from shop.peterguthrie.net to www.pg-skies.net tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. You can go ahead and update bookmarks/links now if you want. Thanks! 

New HDR Skies

I was in Ouarzazate, Morocco this week shooting some new HDR skies. Hopefully 20+ to add to the online shop sometime soon. In the meantime, this is a timelapse of the somewhat boring process of shooting HDR skies. 45 minutes compressed into 30 seconds.

Elizabeth Street Publicity

The latest images for 152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando & Gabellini Sheppard Associates hit the press last Friday. Always fun to see my images in the New York Times, Dezeen, Arch Daily and others. Here is a screengrab:

You can also find more info about the project on the official website www.152elizabethst.com and the developer's website. The images that have been released so far appear below.