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Exterior Daylight tones for Architectural Walkthroughs

PostPosted: 06/13/2015, 4:32 am
by gsb86
Hi,

I am working on an architectural project in which i am supposed to color correct the shots in different daylight tones according to the time of a day from early morning 4:00 Am to mid night. I searched on google for the appropriate references but didn't found much. Is there any sort of method either manually or auto (i.e plugins or presets) to achieve the best output according to the day time lighting cc.

Re: Exterior Daylight tones for Architectural Walkthroughs

PostPosted: 06/22/2015, 10:23 am
by star+circle
Although color correction is a subject that can be made into a profession by itself, there are some basics that give you some ways to adjust it rapidly.

Simplest solution: Use Speedgrade, it has has a color temperature slider. See here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/speedgrade/usin ... ature.html

It is best to have excellent-quality color correct reference photos from those specific times of day to compare to.

Here's a quick reference for what the color temperature is at different times of day:

http://www.jdbcreativity.com/blog/2013/1/white-balance

Now, there is a veritable mountain of other things to take into consideration to really make it realistic, such as the direction of light, color correcting the original shot before creating a look, the differences in color and saturation between shadows, midtones and highlights, etc., etc.

Another somewhat useful filter right in AE is the Photo filter, which simulates colored filters placed in front of the lens in order to simulate different times of day.

Re: Exterior Daylight tones for Architectural Walkthroughs

PostPosted: 06/22/2015, 11:16 am
by Michael_Szalapski
star+circle wrote:Simplest solution: Use Speedgrade, it has has a color temperature slider.

More simple solution (assuming you're editing in Premiere Pro): use the Lumetri Color effects in CC 2015 :)

Re: Exterior Daylight tones for Architectural Walkthroughs

PostPosted: 06/22/2015, 12:12 pm
by star+circle
That's a damn nice new feature, I just checked it out! That looks like a good solution: You can reset the look and there's a temperature slider right in the controls.

(off topic: ...and I see that there are nice presets for the BMCC there!)