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Behind the Scenes: A Rainy Day



My name is Nguyễn Nông Ngọc Khánh, and I live and work in Vietnam. I came across Blender in 2009 quite by chance, and I have loved it ever since. My main job is to create 3D visualizations from 2D sketches for architectural projects. Additionally, I occasionally take on freelance jobs, such as modeling 3D objects or creating short animations for educational purposes.


I have always wanted to improve my Blender skills by working on various projects to achieve the results that I wanted. For this project, I created the concept with Stable Diffusion, based on some keywords: living room, dimly lit, moody light, many plants, raining outside, and foggy weather. 

After many attempts, I finally got a result that inspired me and I decided to recreate this scene in Blender.


I modeled the wall, floor, the ground outside, and all the glass windows based on the concept. I made sure to keep them as simple as possible while ensuring the correct scale in the real world.

I also created simple shapes for all the pots inside the house.


For the wall and floor objects, I used textures from the Quixel Megascan Library, specifically the brown clay and old wooden materials.

The wooden frame of windows and doors is simpler; I used only 1 wooden texture and an imperfection map for it.

All the pots have procedural materials on them.

The most complicated material in this scene is the glass. I tried to create glass with water streaks (after the rain) and a foggy effect to show the cold ambiance outside.


The lighting setup is very simple; I used only 1 HDRi from PolyHaven named Roof Garden to illuminate the room.


I created Ivy branches in the room using the IvyGen Addon and added a plant model from my library.

After that, I added some simple Ivy models from Quixel Megascan.

Furniture, trees and other plants, were taken from Maxtree models, Bproduction Vegetation addon, and my own library.


I used composition guides and depth of field in the camera settings to find some nice angles for this scene. The rule of thirds is my favorite option for archviz, and I always turn on "Show Focus Plane" to control DOF more easily.

After all, K-Cycles render with Post FX features helped me create some nice final renders without post-processing, such as Bloom effect and chromatic aberration.

And, that is all the process behind my artwork. Below are the final renders!

RENDER - A Rainy Day

Thank you for your attention. I hope you enjoyed my little article!

About the Artist                       

Nguyễn Nông Ngọc Khánh is a Blender user from Hanoi, Vietnam. He is an archviz freelancer, a 3D modeler and a Blender trainer.                                                                                                                       

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Alina Khan

A self taught 3d artist, who seeks to excel in the computer graphics field. Currently a freelancer and the editor for the 'Behind the Scenes' at Blender Nation.

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