Orban Design

Providing the highest quality architectural rendering for Charlottesville and beyond.

Category Architectural illustration

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Welcome 2021

With so much pandemic related and political turmoil, it’s hard to fully attend to business matters. I hope everyone is prioritizing their community and loved ones. Updating my portfolio blog has been quite low on my priority list, but after discovering a recent hack of this site and working with my host to restore it, I realized I have quite a backlog of work I want to display here. I’ve had a very productive year in 2020 but that came at the cost of not having a chance to take my typical summer family vacations.

Below are some of the rendering projects I had a chance to work on over the past year (plus a fun personal project I accomplished.) I’ve also seen the completion of a number of residential projects for which I prepared the drawings. I have the privilege of working with a number of local builders in assisting their clients with architectural drafting and design. I’ve also worked directly with clients to provide architectural services to draw up their plans for pricing and construction. Thank you to everyone who has given a positive referral of my work.

Goodbye 2017!

While 2017 was a tumultuous year politically in #Charlottesville, I was fortunate to work on many rewarding projects and expand my production capabilities. There were some big advances this past year in the software I use, which along with improved hardware, allowed me to deliver some great work. Besides my 3D modeling and rendering, I continued to work on small architectural commissions throughout the year. I enjoy keeping my work varied, and thank all my clients old and new for a successful year. All the best for 2018! Here are a few projects I finished in the last part of this year.

Venturing into V-Ray for Sketchup 3.4

The release of the new version 3 of V-Ray for Sketchup has taken a bit of effort to incorporate into my workflow. There are many changes in how V-Ray handles materials the net effect of which has made large swathes of my existing models obsolete. On the one hand, the render engine that uses video card rendering has been substantially upgraded, which makes for fast renders. On the other hand, the workflow changes have been most pronounced in this method of rendering. The massing study image above is the first project for which I’ve actually used the latest V-Ray for Sketchup.

The image below is a photo-realistic view of a commercial project that I had rendered previously in a watercolor style.

Conceptual interior renderings of a proposed shared office space in an existing building.

Exterior renderings of a small-footprint development within Lochlyn rendered with Vray for Blender.