hit play to watch each step of the rendering process – a backyard transformed
People often think that creating a rendering is as simple as pushing the “Render” button. While I really wish that my keyboard had one of these magical buttons, it’s not always that easy
. Creating a rendering involves lots of steps, and is generally a very iterative process. Every artist works in a slightly different way, but I wanted to give everyone a little glimpse of one of my renderings in progress, from start to finish. The two particular renderings posted here were done for a feature article on Urban Turf called Re-Imagined
, where I envision how various features of a home could be transformed. You can check out the article to get a better idea of the purpose of these images.
I started with some basic listing photos from a home for sale on Redfin.com
. This is the photo that you see in the first frame of the movies posted here. Each step after that represents one more iterative rendering, in other words, each time I hit that “render” button. When each of the images in the process are strung together, you can get a little insight into how I went about creating the rendering. You’ll notice there is a lot of trial and error – adding new lights, adjusting the brightness, rearranging furniture, adding colors, and creating new textures.
hit play to watch each step of the rendering process – making of a living room
In each of these examples, you’ll notice there are about 14-15 steps to creating the final look. Each step can take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes to do, depending on what is being added or adjusted. Usually, I am working with textures and furniture from my library of resources, but sometimes, I’ll have to build a new custom piece of furniture or create an original texture from scratch, which adds to the time spent on a project. Other times, I will buy a new model or texture from a site like Turbosquid
, which saves time. Each project is totally unique in how I get from start to finish.
What do you think? See anything you’d have done differently?