Architectural renders need utter precision. Therefore, architectural 3D modeling is not an easy process. The proсess envolves at the same time the end customer, 3D artist, designer and architect. 3D artist happens to be the last link in this chain, so the information he gets can sometimes be distorted or unsufficient, and he will have to invent the details by himself. If 3D artist doesn’t understand what he must do, he’s unlikely to create architectural renders that the customer will be satisfied with.
And what will be the result of such approach to ordering a render? It might just turn into a disaster. The drawings won’t be ready on time, and the architect-designer will be forced to postpone the meeting with the client. For how else can he present his concept, if the render doesn’t reflect it accurately? He might also need to assign an additional meeting to get more details on these drawings. Obviously, the missed deadlines or poor performance will not make the client happy and he may ask for a discount or even cancel the order altogether. Which is perfectly logical, as no one likes to pay for unsatisfactory results.
Furthermore, unfinished or faulty renders won’t have a positive impact on the architect’s reputation. Customers often share their experience with friends and colleagues, so a project failed once can not only produce a negative impression on the current client, but to scare away some potential ones as well.
How is it possible to get the perfect architectural renders from the first time? Without having to pay for multiple modifications to the 3D model preferably…
A well-written Technical Assignment can do that!
Writing a comprehensive technical assignment can help to avoid lots of problems during the working process and get a high quality visualization within the shortest possible time. Therefore, it will ensure about 50% of success of the project and save your money when seeking professional 3D modeling services.
Rendering process: cost of mistakes
Let’s take a look at this issue from the point of view of 3D artist. In order to make changes in 3D model, he needs to spend more time. So it’s little wonder that the artist will charge extra for the additional work. Most noteworthy, the project will have to be re-rendered. No big deal if our, say, architectural renders consist of one view, as it will take only a couple of hours. But what if it consists of 20 views? Re-rendering might then take from a few days to a few weeks.
Moreover, all renders must undergo the post-production phase. Despite the efforts of 3D artist to get the best quality picture possible right after the rendering, in most cases it will require further work in the graphic editor.
So, what is the right way to submit the Technical Assignment? What should we include and what could be omitted and left to the visualizer?
Let’s look at some typical tasks for 3D visualization – interior visualization, exterior visualization, as well as 3D visualization of product models.
To draw 3D interior renderings, one needs to know the functional zoning of the building, as well as get some references to understand the style.
It goes without saying, each customer has its own vision of a “classical interior”, for example.To translate this particular vision into a model, the artist needs to speak the same language his client does, which can be achieved through the images. They are examples of what the client means and wants to get in the render. Most noteworthy, references will help 3D artist to feel and capture the atmosphere of the premises.
Specifically for the selection of references ArchiCGI provides all clients with access to previously completed projects, and there are more than 5000 of them. The designer can easily select the appropriate reference for your new masterpiece. Also, the designer can easily pick the furniture and decor items from our 3D library and thus reduce the cost of your project. At the moment, our library has more than 35,000 ready-made models.
Oftentimes, the customer or designer already has some of the furniture or decor items to use in the interior design. In this case, ArchiCGI recommends to find similar models in the library or order the creation of an individual 3D model of a specific furniture item.
As a result, both designer and end customer are likely to get the dream interior renders they expect.
Architectural rendering is often much more complicated than the interior one, so naturally, it requires more detailed technical assignment. This way, it’s in your best interest to ensure it includes the following:
- Environment. If you want your architectural renders to show the building in a specific environment, it would be helpful to send the master plan of the territory. If it doesn’t matter, you can leave the choice of the environment to the performer.
- Facade Elevation.
- Roof plan.
- The floor plan of the building.
- Drawings of complex assemblies.
- Finishing materials and style examples.
This information will allow to create ideal 3D architectural renders from the beginning to the end without any problems, and within the shortest possible time.
Make sure your exterior design project takes your clients’ breath away
3D visualization of product models
To create a 3D render of a product, the 3D artist needs drawings and photos of a model. Obviously, if the model is simple, overall dimensions of the furniture will be quite enough for the product prototyping, and the photos of the object can be found on the Internet. Understanding of how the object looks like in real life will allow the visualizer to recreate in the render its materials and textures with the utmost accuracy. The result can be even better than a studio photo!
Based on this information, you can create a comprehensive Technical Assignment for a visualizer, whether you need architectural renders or interior design visualizations. However, keep in mind that 3D visualizer is just a human being, so as a rule, he cannot read thoughts. Which is why if you have any materials that he must be acquainted with, it would be wise to show them to him. If the designer or architect already has developments of some kind, for instance, a handmade sketch of the exterior or a moodboard of the interior design, or maybe even a preliminary 3D model, he needs to show them to the 3D artist. Furthermore, to complete any task, visualizer needs to know the quantity of views and their resolution, as well as the lighting that the customer would like to see on the final image – Day view or Night view.
All of the above will reduce the time of work on the project. Moreover, it might even decrease the total cost of 3D modeling process.
ArchiCGI will gladly help you with architectural visualization! Our highly qualified team of support will tell you at the stage of the task setting what information may help.
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