Below is an outline of the process we use to create a 3D rendering and the information that is required to begin working on your project.
Information to begin your 3D rendering
- Floor plans
- Elevations to (show window positions and roof type)
- Wall material and color
- Roof material and color
We can use artistic license to fill in the gaps but we prefer you specify the job clearly and accurately so we can create an accurate house rendering first time. Additional information such as CAD drawings, PDF drawings, roof plans, sections, detail plans, and perspective drawings may be supplied if you have them available.
We start by drawing 2D floor plans of the building using CAD (computer aided design). Once the floor plan is complete we convert it into a 3D model. We then mark all visible window and door positions that will be shown on the final 3D rendering. To make our finished 3D renderings look as realistic as possible we add lots of detail to the model. At this point the 3D model may be used as a basis for creating watercolor illustrations, pen, ink, charcoal, oil or acrylic illustrations. We may create artistic effects by tracing over the detailed computer image by hand, or by using computer software to simulate hand drawn effects.
3D rendering materials and color
Once the 3D model is completely detailed we apply the clients selected material textures and colors to all the visible surfaces of the 3D model. Then we add lights to the scene and create a test render to compare colors with samples supplied. We then create a high resolution 3D rendering for client approval.