3D Rendering Services, where to use it.

One of the world’s pioneers in 3D Rendering Services and architectural visualization for design and new property developments, Supreme Supports Pty Ltd has been creating architectural renderings for a long time. Engaged by Architects, Designers, and Property Developers we are a high-quality studio with tight production timelines.

Visualization and animations bring new designs to virtual 3D life, allowing you to see everything in its glory as though it was already built. We are often an aid to design throughout the process of preparing the marketing material. Our 3D rendering services portfolio of still images and animated 3D visualization is extensive. We are of the very few, if not the only company, that produces Photo-Perfectâ„¢ quality interior 3D fly-through animations that give you the same quality in animated footage as you see in the best stills.

Demystifying the rendering process

The processes of 3D Renderings Services are completely misunderstood by most of our clients. That is because it doesn’t follow any other artwork process, requiring a whole new set of skills and processes to be learned. Sometimes we need to follow the new design of fashion and follow the trend.

Architectural rendering, which used to refer only to hand-painted artwork, is now more commonly known for 3D artwork. Although the words are the same the process of 3D architectural rendering couldn’t be more different from hand-painted work. Note that, here is the complete walkthrough of the brief history of 3D renderings. Here is a very short explanation of 3D Rendering process,

  • Hand-painted architectural renderings are set up, coloured and lit on a flat surface. 3D architectural renderings are set up as virtual reality scenes inside a computer and then through intense calculations, an image is created. The process of these calculations is called “rendering”. If the terms we use are getting confusing then you can use the glossary below as an aid. A 3D wireframe scene is created. This can be likened to a building made from matchsticks. All faces and structural elements are in place but no materials, colours, or lighting. This is well prior to a finished architectural rendering.
  • Then we apply colours and textures to the surfaces, such as floor coverings, fabrics to the sofas, etc. This still doesn’t look like the artwork but it’s taking shape. We can still move objects around and make any alteration needed during this process. The architectural rendering has the items needed in place but still doesn’t look finished.
  • The scene is then lit and rendered. This process takes a lot of computer time but the results are lifelike. Your architectural rendering now looks real and is ready for sales and visualization.

The graphic above shows the three different architectural rendering-image stages. Notice that when shifting from shaded view to rendered view a line moves down the screen. This is similar to what the architectural artist actually sees when rendering an image. The speed at which the line moves down the screen depends on the complexity of the scene and the speed of the computer. Sometimes that line can take hours to move down and complete the architectural rendered image in the amalgamation of Interior and Exterior Rendering!

3D Renderings Services of Interiors

Interiors are still considered the hardest renderings to create, although the process has improved. This is not due to what is actually within the scene, but how it is lit. Lighting in interior architectural renderings is what makes or breaks the 3D scene.

Over the years the actual computer rendering technology and PCs for 3D Rendering improved with techniques like global illumination and radiosity. The task of lighting the scene accurately can be taken up by the computer using radiosity and global illumination solutions help automate a lighting solution by simulating ambient light.

Creating an interior architectural rendering in 3D requires:

CAD modelling
The shell of the building is created. This is similar to the construction that your builder would do.

Colouring and lighting
This is where all the walls, floors, and other finishes are applied and lighting is added.

Done in conjunction with colouring lighting, this process requires the creation and/or selection of each piece of interior furniture. Fabrics and colours are also applied. If you want to discover what is the total process of it and how a complete 3d rendering is done, here is an example of a 3d rendering for an office to help you understand the complete process.

3D Renderings Services of Exteriors

Exterior 3D rendering scenes were the first to broach the barrier of realism and the original plastic images that we used to have. This is due to them being significantly easier to light. Exterior architectural scenes have only one predominant light source, the sun. The rest of the lighting is an overall ambient, evenly coloured glow from the sky. Due to the overwhelming effect that both these light sources have the need for radiosity is minimized as reflected light is only a small part of the overall solution.

The main hurdle to overcome with exterior scenes is landscaping. Plants are difficult to model in 3D and consume vast amounts of computer memory and CPU cycles. Our true 3D landscaping techniques took years to develop and require countless hours of experimentation and 3D modeling to get a realistic result that can still render quickly. The other landscaping factor is how to get realistic grass, which has been a hot topic among 3D artists for some time.

Creating an exterior architectural rendering in 3D requires:

CAD modelling
The shell of the building is created including the pathways, terrain, garden beds, and hard landscaping features. This is similar to the construction that your builder would do.

Colouring and lighting
This is where all the walls, floors, and other finishes are applied and lighting is added.

Done in conjunction with colouring lighting, this process requires the creation and/or selection of each shrub, tree, and soft surface.

3D Renderings Services of apartments

By far the most 3D rendering services within new property developments come from the apartments or condos. While the exterior of the building may only require two or three renderings, the interiors require up to twenty per apartment. Fortunately, Supreme Supports Pty Ltd only charges for the scene, not the architectural rendering, so whether you get ten or 20 renderings the price remains the same.

What we need to create architectural renderings of apartments
To create the scenes we need CAD files, interior colors, and finishes, furniture selections, and fabrics. The furniture selections can often be the most difficult to choose, so we have created an extensive catalog for you to choose from. The process has never been easier. You can mix scenes together and choose your own furniture to complete your renderings.

Animations and fly-through video of apartments

We are known for being a pioneer in animated 3D footage for architecture and we are still far ahead of most companies in this field. Our animated video is done to the same quality as our still architectural renderings, which is unique in this industry.

Finished animations can be displayed on Movies, TV, or the internet. They can be rendered to standard or high definition depending on your needs.

Photomontage Architectural Renderings

Photomontage renderings are most useful for exterior architectural scenes. The process involves taking a photograph and then blending an exterior scene with it. It requires two skills that are separate from 3D architectural rendering skills. Photography and the ability to frame a non-existent scene. Imagination is the key to this.

Creating an exterior architectural rendering in 3D requires:

Exterior Architectural Rendering
This is the previously described step although the lighting must be done to match the photograph.

Without a skilled architectural photographer, the scene will be a disaster. It takes a completely different skill set to that of normal photographers with more emphasis on time of day, framing, foreground, background, exposure, and complete knowledge of the 3D process.

This is where the two images, 3D and photographic, are spliced. It is the “montage” in “photomontage”. The tool of choice is Adobe Photoshop where we push its advanced features in masking, cropping, and colour correction to the limit.

We have pages that explain the whole 3D rendering process and a complete section on photomontage architectural renderings.

Photomontage 3d rendering services related to projects including residential buildings, resorts, golf courses, gardens, pool areas, marinas, and many other structures. They can also be used for some interior scenes but only to a limited scale unless you are creating a flat image.

Extensive Architectural Rendering and 3D Animation Gallery

People rave about the 3D virtual reality gallery. It’s vast, detailed, and goes back years. And it’s growing, not just with new projects but as we pull old images and presentations out of the archives and put them online. It’s our goal to have the most extensive and useful gallery of its type in the world. And our research shows that we are already the biggest single gallery portfolio of 3D architectural renderings available today, with thousands of images online. These are the reasons why 3d rendering services are a must for Interior, Exterior, or animation industry.

Housebuilders and community developers
Builders and estate developers haven’t left behind anymore. Our architectural renderings are available for houses, just like they are for larger projects. Rates are available for complete visualizations of communities and single homes.