Photo Realistic 3D Rendering
One of the common questions we get asked when beginning a new architectural rendering project or even a product render is “how accurate will the images be?” Photo-realistic renders are great, they are nice to look at and can help sell a home but if they don’t accurately represent the building or product which they are supposed to showcase, what is the point? At RealSpace we pride our selves on the accuracy with which we showcase our projects. As is the case with all 3D rendering companies we do our best to put our client’s best foot forward; however, at the same time, we believe in maintaining artistic integrity. The software RealSpace uses is based off of real world settings. That means we setup a physically accurate sun in our scenes along with creating interior lights which are based off of real world specifications. The more information a client is able to give us about their design the closer we get to 100% accurate 3d renders.
See it before you build (and after!)
One of the most exciting aspects of creating 3D renders as an artist is seeing the comparison between real world images and our renders which were created months prior to ground even being broken. Often times while driving around Vancouver I will stumble upon buildings which I personally created the render for. It is surreal to see a building which I may have spent weeks on and grown to know every aspect of the plans after it has been constructed. Typically throughout the design of a building, things change, paint colours have last minute adjustments or landscape plans get a late change. The benefits of being able to “see it before you build” become very apparent though when design flaws are corrected prior to anything too permanent being installed.
Architectural Visualizations In Real Life
One of my personal favourite projects that I’ve worked on is the Boggy Sands Beach Club. It’s a tropical beach development located in the Cayman Islands, a far cry from the typical Vancouver based developments we work on. Filled with palm trees and beach volleyball courts the development gave me an opportunity to explore some unique looks and styles. We created a large number of images for the client as well as a short animation. The construction of this condo development has begun and pictures are beginning to roll it. It’s awesome to see this project go from idea to 2D plans to 3D renders and now finally to the construction phase. One of the most interesting parts of the construction pictures is to see how close we came to the real world, final project based off only some 2D plans and some material choices.
This 3D rendered image was based off of 2D plans and a few paint samples. We created this series of images in late 2014 prior to ground being broken on the development
Here is an image of the single dwelling unit in a different location and mirrored when compared to the architectural render but the similarities are beginning to show.
The rooftop terrace was a very exciting feature for this development and a huge selling feature which we were able to capture in our renders
Here is the rooftop terrace during construction
The pool area 3d render which became one of the major marketing images for the development
The pool area as it’s being constructed
Here is the final site plan rendered image
The site plan for this project was based off an existing drone picture of the site