- The complexity and detail needed - The difference between a well-done render and a shoddy job comes down to the details involved. As determined by the final modeling approach. The texturing, lighting, and camera angles, and also the fine finishing at the post-production stage. Given a final image render, you can notice the errors. But a professional job is flawless to the untrained eye and the pros alike.
- The number of views/perspectives - Perspective enhances the value and appeal of a project. Different views of the same project - both interior and exterior - means detail is well taken care of. On that variable, the cost goes up as compared to a single image presentation.
- The option to deliver an animation or virtual reality tour - When a virtual tour animation becomes part of the deliverables, the scale of work needed to complete the job goes up. The equipment and skill needed to create a good virtual tour presentation must also be top of the class. The bill won't be on the lower hundreds of dollars. Animations comprise still renders and a few environmental staging components. This makes them the most complex and expensive to deliver.
A virtual reality tour is composited from still images without the necessity of extra modeling. A virtual reality tour can cost anywhere from $500 to $ 1,000. Charged by the minute, animation can cost up to $10,000 in some cases and the floor figure above $1,000.