I had the opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville showcase their latest neighborhood development. This was one of their upcoming projects highlighted in their fall fundraiser, the Rake-a-thon. The aerial views were rendered in V-Ray for Sketchup 3.6
I worked with a Stoneking/ von Storch architects on rendering this interior design for a new restaurant in town. We went through several iterations testing finishes and lighting options to refine the initial design.
This next project was done for a development company that is marketing a residential building on the waterfront in Southeast DC. I prepared some initial marketing material for a presentation the company was preparing. These renders show a typical apartment interior and the rooftop amenity space.
A few of the projects I was going to post recently have been going through some redesign, so I keep holding off, waiting so I can post the final renderings. Here is one project that was pretty quick. These are some conceptual interior renderings for a commercial space that is being offered for lease. The space is currently empty, so the real estate agent asked me to show two options for the interior build-out. One option is a offices and event space, the other is a small gym.
Proposed options for office fitout:
Proposed options for gym fitout:
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.
Here are some recent projects that are illustrations instead of the photo-realistic ones of the past few posts.
I’ve also completed some rendered videos in the past few months, check them out at vimeo.com/andyorban