12 Jan Photorealistic Rendering
Photorealistic rendering is the process of creating imagery on a computer that looks like it would in real life or in a photo. There are quite a few steps in this process and it takes practice and know-how to get the visuals looking realistic. Rendering itself is the the process of covering a wireframe 3D model with material and lighting to make it appear solid and real. Humans set the scene and a bank of computers (render farm) do the maths to figure out how the light and textures will interact with each other
The outcome is a photorealistic rendering.
Who Are WE?
Mighty Visage Studios has been producing photorealistic rendering for nearly twenty years in one form or another. A few years ago two studios joined forces to become Mighty Visage Studios. Mighty Emu and Visage Studios merged and we were reborn stronger. The last few years have shown steady growth and stability. Emmanuel Beyer is the director and continues to have an active role in the everyday running of the company. Emmanuel is a father, pilot, businessman and thinks himself a comedian.
We know we are fortunate to have such a professional and helpful team of experienced and dedicated 3D visualisers who work closely with our clients to ensure we are creating exactly what is needed and wanted. We do not take this for granted. We attribute almost the entire value of our business to the staff and their commitment.
Our team is made up of some of the best 3D visualisers in the business. They utilise an intriguing mix of technical perfection and creative talents to produce these photorealistic renders. With continual professional development, training and the desire to be better, our 3D artists are always on the forefront of what software and hardware can offer.
Photorealistic Rendering – THe Process
In order to create these photorealistic renders there are quite a few steps to go through. For the sake of ease a few of these steps have been removed. This is our standard process but bearing in mind that no two projects are the same, it can be changed and tweaked to suit our customer’s needs.
Step 1 – Get the details form the client. These can include plans, elevations and FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment), photos of the space, design sketches or measurements. The more info we are given the better. We have, however, made an impressive rendering from a photo of a sketch on a napkin!
Step 2 – We create the wire-frame models of everything in the scene. From the plug sockets to the skylights. From the walls to the cauliflower in the vegetable rack.
Step 3 – The models get covered in white material and shadows are dropped in. We call these ‘greys’. A few options for each required view are sent over to the client for choose which view they want. This is the best time for the client to adjust camera angles, check everything is in the right place and make any changes they feel necessary.
Step 4 – We add the textures, materials and lighting into the scene and send to ‘render’. Once it comes back, we do some post production in photoshop and send to the client for comments. We call this Colour 1 (C1 for short)
Step 5 – The customer will note any changes, corrections or amendments and give back to us for…
Step 6 – The final issue!
This is now exactly what they were after. It is a decent 3D photorealistic rendering of the Ed Boyle Library Cafe. The designers used this to get approval for their designs and the project was complete a short while after.
Examples of Photorealistic Rendering
Within this page you will find some examples of the 3D rendering work we have done over the years. More samples of work we have done can be found on our online portfolio. If you are looking for a particular style of 3D visual, for a particular project, but can’t see what you are looking for, get in touch and we’ll see if we can find what you want.
What is the Point?
As a general rule, people will have photorealistic rendering created in order to help them ‘sell’ something. It could be a design they are trying to sell to their clients. It could be an idea or concept an architect is trying to get across to their customers. Or, it could be plain, old-fashioned, trying to sell something, like a property or commercial space. High-quality photorealistic rendering gives more value to the future project and increases your opportunity to sell that vision. There are no limits to what we can create in photorealistic glory. If you can imagine it, we can visualise it.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us here at Mighty Visage Studios. We will do whatever we can to make sure you, and your clients, are 100 percent happy with any project we work on. We know how important it is to keep your clients happy, and we feel the same.
Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just looking at having your first 3D photorealistic render realised, we are here to help guide you where necessary, and follow your lead when required.
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