Creating Signature Images On RGB(247,247,247) Backgrounds

We are sure there are several ways in which an artist can create their Signature Image, but for those who may be struggling, here is a guide on just how to do that.

To create a Signature image with a RGB(247,247,247) background and grounded shadows, take a look at our quick guides below.

Note: These tests were rendered with StemCell_Studio HDRI. For other HDRI, shadows may come in brighter or darker depending on what HDRI is used. If a different HDRI is used, adjustments may need to be made to the Diffuse value for the groundplane. Other than that, the remaining steps should stay the same.

1 3ds Max/Arnold

  1. Set the groundplane’s Base Color value to RGB around (0.77,0.77,0.77).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Travel to Render Setup > Arnold Renderer Tab > Background (Backplate): Set Source to Custom Color and the color to RGB(236,236,236).

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in 3ds Max/Arnold

2 3ds Max/VRay

  1. Set the groundplane’s Diffuse value to around RGB(196,196,196).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Set the Background Color value to RGB(236,236,236).
  1. Select Dome Light. Under Options, select the checkbox for Invisible. This will hide the HDRI and use the Background color selected.

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in 3ds Max/Vray

3 3ds Max/Mental Ray

  1. Set Background color to RGB(236,236,236).
  1. Set Groundplane Diffuse to around RGB(0.77,0.77,0.77).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in 3ds Max/Mental Ray

4 C4D/Arnold

  1. Set the Camera contribution value to 0 on the domelight that holds the HDRI.
  1. Set the Base Color value for the groundplane to RGB(226,226,226).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Add a Background and apply a material to it with a Diffuse Color RGB(247,247,247).

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in C4D/Arnold

5 C4D/Physical

  1. Set groundplane diffuse color to RGB(196,196,196).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Create a secondary Sky. Apply a material with a Diffuse value of RGB(237,237,237).
  1. Upon the same Sky that was just created, add a Compositing Tag and deselect all checkboxes besides “Seen by Camera” and “Seen by Transparency.”

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in C4D/Physical

6 Maya/Arnold

  1. Create an aiRaySwitch material and apply it the Background slot located in Render Settings > Arnold Renderer > Environment.
  1. Within the aiRaySwitch material, set the Camera value to RGB(237,237,237).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Set groundplane Diffuse color to RGB(196,196,196).
  1. Within the DomeLightShape > Visibility, set the value for Camera to 0.

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in Maya/Arnold

7 Maya/VRay

  1. Select the VRayLightDomeShape. Within the Options tab, select the checkbox for Invisible.
  1. Select CameraShape > Environment. Set the Background Color to RGB(237,237,237).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Set groundplane Diffuse color to RGB(196,196,196).

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in Maya/VRay

8 Maya/Mental Ray

  1. Select DomeLightShape. Within the Render Stats tab, deselect the checkbox for Primary Visibility.
  1. Select CameraShape > Environment. Set the Background color to RGB(237,237,237).
  1. Shrink groundplane so that it does not clip or become close to the render edge borders.
  1. Set groundplane Diffuse color to RGB(196,196,196).

Result:

Example of 3D model rendered on RGB247 background in Maya/Mental Ray