Each project in 3D rendering has varying needs.
A house make-over render may focus on only the interior, while a shopping complex will touch on aerial renders, exterior, and interior.
Let’s start with the most common 3D render…Exterior 3D renders
You must have seen exquisite marketing brochures featuring stunning exterior renders of projects. Those images are the best example of exterior 3D renders.
Seeing the exterior makes it easy to drive interest and make the viewer or client want to see the interior.
In most cases it is the exterior 3D renders that wow the client and either lead to a sale or develop further interest in other features.
The lighting and texturing must be top-notch regardless of the technique or software used.Interior 3D renders
Linked to the exterior renders, the interior goes into detail. Borrowing from the architectural vision in the elevation floors and rooms.
Most of the interior renders will incorporate furniture to complete the look desired by the designer.Aerial 3D renders
For big projects, these renders are preferred as they showcase the project and the neighboring features and amenities. You can view a project in its entirety from a vantage point.
The following two types of 3D renders have recently become a game-changer by providing a complete and immersive view of projects:-Panorama renders
2D image renders no longer drive interest as much as a CG panorama can. These renders take the viewer or client in a 360-degree view of the project.
The presentation is automated and the client cannot interact with the render but sit back and watch.
The luck of interaction is solved by…Virtual Tour renders
All it takes is a click and the render comes to life as you walk through a detailed presentation of the preferred space.
Need to visualize the kitchen or dining area? The virtual tour is your best bet.
Zoom in on features that catch your eye or click back to areas of interest.
It is a sight to marvel and rarely will the client object to buying into the project after this tour.How long does 3d rendering take?
A 3D model is a work of art and rarely will urgency be a priority. But for simple projects, a day or close should be enough. Simple being a quick remodeling of a room.
The technique used, the details needed in the project plus the tools (hardware and software) determine if a render takes weeks or even months. That is from modeling to final output.
With the skills and right tools, it should take at least 1 week to 6 weeks to create a high-quality 3D render for a home. Commercial projects like high-rise buildings could take twice that time frame.What makes a good rendering?
A flawless render is both attractive and engaging. The texture and lighting must be as photorealistic as possible to both the untrained eye and the professionals.
Attention to detail leads to a great render. That ties to the point on how long it should take. Like a great painting, a well-done and polished render calls for unlimited time on the job until the artist is fulfilled.What should 3D rendering and architectural visualization services cost?
You can read a comprehensive breakdown of 3D rendering costs
and gain a deeper understanding of the figures involved.
The fees for 3D rendering are determined by among others; the experience of the 3D artist, the project specifications, and to some extent the budget.
A 3D artist at the beginner level will not mind 200 dollars to create a single render of a bungalow.
But an experienced
artist or studio that guarantees a professional result might result in a 5000 dollars bill.
Panoramas and virtual tours falling under 3D animation will take the most amount of time and thus end up being the most expensive. A fee of USD 10,000 and beyond becomes a possibility here.Wrapping up
Hoping this article sheds light on 3D rendering as a tool for the architectural world. 3D rendering today is not an option for architectural projects of substance.
The field is growing giving rise to a group of supporting artists that ensure projects are visualized to the smallest detail.
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