Istvan Sady

Lakeside House

2018. 06. 27. 22:45 48 comments

A small personal project.

A peaceful lakeside house to spend some time alone, or together with someone special.


The goal was to create a believable environment with matte painting, so I can have shorter render times in 3D. The whole project was created in 3ds Max, rendered with Corona Render, and composited in After Effects.

There is a short breakdown of the composition progress.

The goal was to create a believable environment with matte painting, so I can have shorter render times in 3D. The whole project was created in 3ds Max, rendered with Corona Render, and composited in After Effects.

Evermotion 2017

2018. 01. 29. 17:35 255 comments

Last week the Evermotion competition of 2017 was finished, with the topic of "The Perfect Gateway" in this year.

You can check the finalists here.

I also made an image in this year.


According to the rules I had to make some WIP images.


Here I tested the composition for the final image, the perspective I was looking for at the end. For this I set up the scatters at the background. I really like to create dense environments, so this was a fun part for me.


After I set the view I started to create the materials, before I made the foliage in the foreground. With this I can see the final colors and mood I wanted to achieve.


This was my last render. There aren't any post process on this image, so you can see the raw material that was the base for the final version.

Fun fact, I put myself next to the campfire as an Easter egg.

The whole project was made in 3ds Max, rendered with Corona render, and the post process was done in Photoshop.

Interactive lights

2017. 03. 21. 15:09 1 comment

New feature coming soon to my page! Here I show short video demo about it.

For this new function I use the capabilities of the Corona Render lightmix channels. With it I will able to make a real time demo for lighting on my visualizations.


2016. 08. 02. 19:29 No comments

After a long time I finally made some visualizations. As a commercial project, these renders made for Pricons Kft ( The building will be in Telki, Hungary.


Beside the three images, you can check them in the gallery, I had to make floorplan renderings, but as a routine job, I will not share them here :)

Paper Cranes

2016. 02. 28. 22:55 No comments

On this weekend I have some free time, and because I didn't do any personal stuff I a while, and I'm also in the mood, I decided to create an image I planned for a while.

Here's the final result (and also in the gallery):


In the last time I didn't modeled anything complex, so it was a little bit confusing to create the crane in the way I wanted to (model every folding), but now I'm satisfied with the result. Hope you like it!

Evermotion finals

2016. 02. 02. 21:30 255 comments

Maybe as you know, there was a new challenge on

Everyone can check the three grand prize winners and the three other prize winners on their site, here

Congratulations for every winner!

Of course, I also have my entry for the challenge, but I have to upload an unfinished version of my work on the deadline. You can check my entry on the Evermotion forum

In the last days I worked a bit on the image, to have a better portfolio material. So here, on my personal page you can find the latest (and final) version I've done.


I'm planning to do some more renders of this interior, but at the moment I have other plans, before I want to touch this project again. Until this, you can find my final entry in the gallery, and of course, the updated render too.

Winter Holiday

2015. 12. 29. 13:07 2 comments

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for everyone!

After a short while, we made this page work, so this is the time for a short summary. This year for me mostly about work and work, and nothing public for my personal page.

Beside it I only have a small personal project, I already uploaded to the galler, the Around Pavilon


Actually, this was already done in the Summer, but I can share it here just now.

Normally I don't like to enhance my old images, but in this year I did it with some of my old renders. Some of these was only short tests with the new Corona Render engine, and an other is to test some new features of the Vray 3.0.

I hope in the upcoming year I'll have more time for my personal stuffs, and do some new renders for my own fun beside my fulltime job.

Whit these words I wish you a peaceful winter holiday!

Bamboo Remake

2015. 06. 17. 01:01 No comments

Yeah, an other drawing tablet... But now with some history!

Somehow I kept the files for on of my 5 years old project. It's nearly a miracle, I never thought I find them again, and I can create a new render nowadays. But I found it, so here's the result, with some changes in the composition, light setup and render settings.


As I remember, in 2010, that was my first render with VRay, and it took about 2 hours to render on my old Athlon XP with 2.2ghz in 1024x768. Now it was only 5 minutes on my 4770k, in fullHD with rendered depth of field! So, if there's no changes in my skills, there's some in the technology. :)

Oh, before I forget. You can check the old one in the Oldies gallery

Modeling Wacom Intuos Pen

2015. 05. 22. 00:26 No comments

One of my fried started to learn 3DS Max some days ago, and he had some problems with the basics. He wanted to model his drawing tablet, but always have questions about it, so I decided to model it for him in live stream, so he can watch and learn something. Sometimes I didn't use the best method for modeling (I wanted to show him more ways to model something), and there are also some mistakes but it's late night, so please forgive me.

Have fun watching the video!

After I stoped the stream, I did a final render in fullHD with better quality, then do a bit post process on the image. You can watch the full sized image in the Gallery!


Photo related

2014. 11. 05. 15:50 No comments

It's not a graphic related post. But one of my pictures earned to be in the "Best of September" gallery on


You can find this image at the bottom, but still, my photo is there!

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