If you are struggling with your Architectural rendering project and don't know what to do then you should better read this article. Here are some dos and don'ts that will certainly improve your rendering skills.
If someone wants to know about the root of Architectural rendering, then the person should go back to the prehistoric period when humans first learned to build their own houses from woods and leaves. Back then, people drew their houses on the wall. Since then, a lot has changed. The way we design is changed, the canvas has changed and all in all, the technology has changed drastically. But what hasn't changed since those early days is the principles of representing design and fundamentals of it.
The technology has made things much easier and it enables us to represent any design in a much much higher state. Today we not only have to represent a certain design, but we also need to make a visualization immersive and as much realistic as we can. Today we are about to talk about some DOs and DON'Ts of Architectural rendering which will help you to finish your project more quickly.
Things You Should FOLLOW in Architectural Rendering
Invest more of your time in bringing the detail
Sometimes even the experts don't spend enough time in bringing the detail after he/she has completed the major part of the visualization. However, the most critical part of an architectural rendering dives down to the details. And the difference between you and your competitor lies down to that details. No one is going to be wowed if you don't a great and detailed visualization on the table.
As an example, let's consider you are working on an interior design visualization project. The most important thing people will look upon is the surrounding of that interior. You got to add some furniture, people, walls and windows. And the lighting situation is as much important as the entire interior does. You need to represent the right lighting shades, source of the light, shadows and the light behave on the shades. How the whole home environment reflects the light is I think the most critical part of any interior visualization rendering.
Take a break
Sometimes we strive to finish a project due to the urgency of the client. The urgency sometimes meets the point where we forget that quantity is not bigger than quantity. You may work for 10 hours every day non-stop, you may feel you are giving your hardest labor to accomplish something and at the end of the day, you may have accomplished something. But you don't know how much talent you are losing. You are losing your creativity.
Be social. Take some rest. Get out of your apartment and meet other people. Talk about some other things beside rendering. Try to travel with your friends or family while you are working. All these out of the book activities will help you to break down the barriers you might have in your mind. Experience the real world from your real eyes so that you can represent it in your work more truthfully.
Work on a project as much time as possible
No matter how many good ideas you may have noted on your notebook unless you implement them into your architectural rendering work. You got to realize them through your work. Otherwise, they will not do any good. Keep in mind that, your ideas will only be good when you execute them in reality. If you have the passion, creativity and the ability to showcase your work, then you have the advantages. However, if you don't put enough time to execute them, they won’t be in your helping side. Practice makes perfect, so don’t ever try to achieve something in a short time. Take the time you need to develop new techniques and perfect the ones you have.
Organize yourself and your work
Just keep in mind that 3D Rendering or Architectural visualization is a profession just like any other. So in order to keep in track and bring the most out of that profession, you must have to maintain a disciplined routine and hard work. Though the job, architectural visualization requires some bad-ass creativity and strong imagination, but still like any other profession this profession also needs dedication, a piece of good knowledge in the organization and time management. Like I said earlier, you shouldn't take a break repeatedly when you face any critical issue and you think by yourself that, you'll be able to handle it later.
Sometimes finishing a visualization requires more than a month to complete. So it'll become tougher and tougher to organize all the files that you'll need to finish a visualization. The organization skill will help you finish any project faster. And you need to work faster to complete a project done earlier. But you must find the balance between quality and quantity.