Many of our clients are curious about our workflow and process when it comes to 3D rendering any imagery or 3D models. It is natural for people to be curious about what is involved when creating 3D designs. Today, we are going to discuss the process and how to work efficiently with your 3D designer at Above Mapping.
Clients like to be involved in the process, and be given the chance to give their feedback when it comes to projects that they are invested in. The first step of being involved is to have an understanding of the process itself.
All 3D projects start with a brief or an outline of the design. We need to first be able to visualize your design using your own design plans. This usually involves site plans, floor plans and elevations in PDFs. CAD files are required if the design is complex. And photos of the property are usually also provided.
Additionally, we would need photos of all the materials and finishes you want in the design, and if we are doing an interior render we would need pictures of the furniture, fittings and furnishings. In addition to that, the fabrics and finishes used. It helps if the client can provide a written brief, clearly stating where each material is to be used.
In general, it’s great if a client could give the most information they can from the beginning. This will give us a better chance to get the first draft as close to the design in mind and we will all save time with revisions. The brief should also specify how many images and viewpoints the client requires.
Once the brief is taken care of the next step is to build the 3D model.
The model will have no textures or lighting in the beginning stages, but you should still receive updates. For this, you should be checking to make sure that the shape and proportion of all the elements is correct.
After this the textures are added to the model. This includes all the materials and finishes according to the brief. You will once again receive the draft for review. It’s important to note that the colour will still not show correctly, as there is no lighting yet.
Once the materials are correct, we will add in the lighting and create a higher resolution image to be signed off on by the client before the final rendering. This is the last chance to make revisions before the final render.
Following the approval of the draft, the final rendering will proceed. This render will be in high resolution with touch ups in post production using Photoshop. If you’d like people, cars or other background images in the final image, these are added at this time as well. Then, the client will be able to comment on these background images before the final image is issued.