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    Montecitoarchitect
    montecitoarchitect
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    Mihai,

    When doing exterior Arch Viz work, what is your favorite Maxwell Response Curve in the camera parameters settings?

    Thanks

    jw

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    Mihai
    Mihai
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    Hi,

    It depends largely on the look you’re going for, a more faded less saturated look or very contrasty and saturated. A pretty “neutral” one I like is the Agfacolor Futura 100. Very contrasty ones are the Ektrachrome or the Kodachrome ones.

    For some of these you may have to change the Tint a lot in order to get back your white balance.

    What I tend to do also is not use a tonecurve in Maxwell at all and instead use the Adjustment layer called “Color lookup” and choosing a LUT there (these lookup tables are essentially like changing the tone curves in Maxwell). The Fuji and Kodak ones included with Photoshop are pretty good and give a more photographic look.

    Before adding this Color lookup adjustment layer though, I also add a curves layer and try to bring the ends of the curve closer to where the histogram begins. With Maxwell giving you a pretty flat default look, you need to move the left side of the curve closer to the right.

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