Another area that can substantially impact the price of the rendering is the surroundings of the project. In order to accurately depict the project in 3D, the buildings and landscape that are in the immediate neighborhood will also have to be created from scratch. If your project is located in the midst of greenery, this can be as simple as copy-pasting and adding generic landscape elements.. but if your building is on a busy street in downtown Manhattan, for instance, the surrounding buildings will also need to be recreated in order to give a realistic final image. The 3D Rendering Studio will need to work overtime on creating 3D depictions of other buildings that could also involve a lot of architectural features, which will greatly multiply the time involved and add to the costs. In a similar fashion, renderings of large resorts, entertainment parks or business districts will cost much more than renderings of a single building.
This cost can be reduced if one chooses to use high-quality site photos for the surroundings, instead of creating large 3D environments from scratch. Using a drone to take aerial photos of the view from the angles you desire, and roping in the services of an experienced professional photographer can simplify your work and enhance the realistic quality of your final images. The architectural renderings of your proposed project can be seamlessly blended into the background that your photographers have clicked. This will avoid the cost of creating everything in 3D, and will also save on time, but you will have to pay for the services of the photographer so you should use this option wisely.
Degree of Photorealism
If your client is looking for a high degree of photorealism and wants to get an image that looks the same as a photograph, then the 3D artist will have to spend a lot of time and effort filling in the tiny details. Renderings that are created quickly and at lower costs will not give the level of precise attention to the finer details that can be expected from a high-quality rendering. Clients who are on a tight budget or want the images to be done in a couple of days’ time will have to compromise on the level of photorealism as well, and its best to let them know about this upfront so that they are not disappointed with the final result!
Our next article will show you how you can minimize the cost of Architectural 3D Visualization from the point of view of an architect or a marketing agency.
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