Peter Guthrie

July 15th, 2010

Yes, that’s right. These are all 3D renders. Peter Guthrie is a freelance visualization artist based in Falun, Sweden. From 1995-2000 he studied Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, then worked for a number of Architect’s Practices including RMJM Ltd. and Richard Murphy Architects in Scotland. His work is among some of most realistic I’ve ever seen in this field. So good in fact that I only found out that the Allandale House images were 3D by digging deeper and coming across Peter’s site.

I often wonder where visualization/3D artists should draw the line when creating super realistic environments or if they should at all. The only reason I say this is because Peter’s work is almost unidentifiable as 3D work.

Can you tell these are renderings?

You can see more of his process by rumbling through his blog.

Posted by on 07/15/10 in Design, Interior design

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  1. Chris says:

    Unbelievable. I’ve seen some fantastic examples of photorealistic renderings, but they are generally for automotive or product advertisements. These environments are incredible. The lighting, reflections, textures, foliage – it’s all amazing. I guess the only place in which I could notice now that I know they are renderings is the grass in the last image.

    Still – makes you think how much of what we see as real will be generated in the near future. Maybe a little frightening. For now, it’s beautiful.


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  3. These are incredibly deceptive. I thought for sure they were photographs.

  4. Selena says:

    This man better make a boat load of cash or there is something very wrong with the world.

  5. Shelby White says:

    It’s still hard for me to imagine these being anything other than straight photographs.

  6. Christof says:

    Fantastic! Reminds me of Alex Roman’s CG work:

  7. Christian says:

    Anyone know what his software of choice is?

  8. Shelby White says:

    Christian, I went through his blog to check again and I think he’s a 3DSMax guy. He mentioned a few times that he was exporting renders directly out of the progam. He also uses a few plugins or other programs to build things. One mentioned was Onyxtree I believe.

  9. Wow- I was positive that these were photos. Absolutely Amazed.

  10. I did a double take when I read these were 3D renderings. Makes my humble work in Google SketchUp look like cartoons. Do you know what program these are done in? I’d love to know. And to answer your question — no, I don’t think they should limit the reality of the rendering. The whole point is to make it look real — the more realistic the better. I would love to give my clients the most accurate representation of what their final design will look like as I possibly can. Great find!

  11. Shelby White says:

    I believe Peter is working in 3DsMax.

    On another note I’ve just perused your site, I would love to see some of that interior design in person!

  12. tolas says:

    He uses vray and 3dsmax. Jorge Seva too btw. It’s the most popular and optimized pipeline in our little world of architecture visualization.

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