Today, architectural visualization is more and more present in the everyday practice of architects. Not only can it greatly influence the effectiveness of the presentation, but also decide the fate of the whole work. However, working with 3D is time-consuming even for an experienced visualizer. This is why most architects and designers delegate this task to an in-house or outsource 3D artist.
In case with 3D, the delegation process has many subtleties and details that have to be considered in order to make things work. We have created a list of ten questions that you should reflect upon – this way, you’ll spend less time on negotiations and receive a better result. Before we start, let’s define the potential complications you can face. If your 3D visualizer misunderstands you, he’ll have to spend additional time on explanations and revisions. As a result, you’ll fail to receive the product rendering by the deadline and get nervous. So, what exactly should you consider beforehand if you want to save your time and nerves?
3D Architecture: Key Points for Effective Delegation
1. Decide how many views of your design you want to see and what they should depict. For example, if you need a 3D architecture visualization of a cottage, consider which elements of architecture and design should be visible. There can be renderings of exterior design with a front view, or visualizations of interior design – living-room, bedroom, children’s room etc.
2. Determine which elements of your design should be identical copies of real-life objects, and which ones your 3D artist can borrow from a database of ready-made models. Using such models saves lots of time and lowers rendering prices. For example, ArchiCGI has a database of over 40000 models.
3. Clarify the resolution you’ll need for the 3D sketches. Professional studios usually have standard resolutions for 3D architecture renders. For instance, ArchiCGI uses Full HD, or 1920*1080px, as a standard resolution for final sketches. While it is perfect for presentations on TV screens, projectors, PC or laptop monitors, for printing in good quality you’ll need bigger resolution. Also, for printing in A3 format in excellent quality you’ll need 5000*3500px resolution – keep in mind that rendering can take up to two days. So, if you want to print your visualizations, make sure that your technical assignment reflects that.
4. Think about the information necessary for the project and ask your visualizer if you have enough. Some 3D architecture