A Step-by-Step Journey Through Architectural 3D Rendering

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From Thought to Reality: A Step-by-Step Journey Through Architectural 3D Rendering


Real estate development is no joke. It requires a huge investment in time and money, and you’re never really sure how much you’ll make given that you’re essentially selling a vision, a dream. In the earlier days, one would have had to depend on beautifully made mock-ups hewn from board and plastics. The models would be good approximates of the final thing, but were—for all intents and purposes—toys. In the past few years, however, advances in technology have allowed for architectural 3D rendering to play a huge part in architecture, real estate, and interior design.

The beauty of architectural 3D rendering is that you can come as close to the final product as you can otherwise get and use these for more effective promotions. No more would prospective buyers have to rely on their imagination when considering a purchase. With 3D rendering, they can scrutinize the unit, home or building from any and every angle. They can spin it every which way and even take a virtual tour of the interior—something that could never have been done before. This unprecedented level of interactivity enjoins a potential buyer in your vision, making you more likely to close a sale.

As with any new technology, part of the hesitance in adopting architectural 3D rendering lies in a lack of understanding of how it works. For those looking for a little illumination, here’s a simple step-by-step walkthrough of the processes involved:

Step 1: You need to actually have to have blueprints in mind and on paper. Unfortunately, all the advances in technology can’t really take the place of initial design. These plans have to be very detailed with regard to the measurements, dimensions, and elevations. It helps to have floor plans all laid out as well. These will form the foundation that a designer will work with. Also, it’s a good idea to make sure that they already meet standards and codes that govern them.

Step 2: Once you’ve submitted these to a designer or to the 3D architectural rendering company, then you should receive a quote that covers the consultation, labor, and other fees. It pays to inquire with many designers to get the best possible price for your budget. There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to pricing, so doing a little legwork and research will certainly help you come up with a good price. Factors that do have an effect are the intricacy of your design as well as its scale.

Step 3: Most of the best 3D architectural rendering artists have some architectural or engineering background. Some are likely architects or engineers themselves. The point is that, in scrutinizing your design, the requisite knowledge helps to avoid errors in translation that could potentially lead to disaster. In any case, the creation of the render begins here and the best advice to be given is to keep tabs on the process. It will help you make adjustments should anything catch your attention.

Step 4: If you keep tabs on the project, then the presentation of drafts shouldn’t be too much of a time-drainer as you have some idea what to expect. That said, this is the time to get any concerns and questions out of the way. Iron out any of these immediately so when the final render comes, you get what you want exactly.

If you want to get high-quality 3D rendering services, make sure that you work with reputable 3D architectural rendering companies.

Check out Power Rendering’s gallery of 3D architectural renders.

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