March renderings and new software

Yet another busy month at Orban Design! In addition to the regular batch of new renderings, models, and drafting work, I’ve delved into a new software program with which I hope to improve my capabilities. I decided to take the plunge with the open source Blender 3D software. The main impetus is in expanding my ability to generate animations outside of the many limitations I keep running into with Sketchup. I also found that my preferred rendering software – vray – is available as an add-on to Blender, making the transition to doing renderings that much easier. Here is a test scene that I played with, taking a photograph and attempting to model it as true to life as possible.


And on to my current crop of renderings. The first is a concept for a coffee shop. The second is a pair of row houses to be built.

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Andy Orban is the owner of Orban Design - the premier architectural rendering consultant for Central Virginia. Andy Orban is a licensed Architect in Virginia who specializes in building 3D models and creating high quality renderings. Additional services provided by Orban Design include 2D Illustrations in a variety of styles, photo manipulation, and drafting & design. Go to to learn more about what Orban Design can do for you.