After the summer vacation we want to share one of our latest work. It’s an architectural rendering of a luxury single house located in the high part of Barcelona and designed by the architectural firm MIRAG, who returned to contact us for this new project.
In a first phase we do the modeling of the building defining its geometry from the documentation provided by the customer. Once we have the basic lines of the house we put the real surrounding which is obtained from a photo taken in situ.
With the model already defined, series of pictures are shot with different frames in order to send them to the client , who can choose the ones that interest they most. At this same point, we begin to illuminate the scene. Depending on the purpose to which the architectural rendering goes for, one lighting or another will be set. If the rendering is focused on the marketing process it is very usual to use a daylight that brings a pleasant atmosphere to the rendering. On the other hand, if the 3D visualization is intended for competitions, the range of lighting increases with sunset lights, night or even to create rain scenes.
Once the view is selected, we work only with it, so the space that will be shown in the render is delimited. The same goes to lighting, once chosen we will work with it to control shadows and to have them controlled.
Then materials are assigned to geometry. It is at this point that the 3D visualization becomes more realistic by using textures, colors, reflections and transparencies of different materials.
Another detail that adds realism to the architectural rendering is the interior decoration of the houses. Architecture photos are often performed without any furniture but when the renderings are intended for marketing campaigns the interior decoration brings an aspect of habitability and transforms it into a cozy place.
Finally, the properties of the camera are set, as well as the parameters of lighting and it is send to rendering. This process has a duration that varies according to each project and to the resolution that the client wants, in this case was 4 hours with a 4000x3000px resolution.
We hope this post has resolved some of your questions.