andyorban

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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 http://andyorban.com to learn more about what Orban Design can do for you.

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Material ID channel tutorial

Having the material ID channel has been an immense help in compositing images in post-process. This is a tool that allows you to mask out a material and replace it with a suitable texture. I thought I would share my steps in making this image using the material ID and Alpha channel. Step 1. select […]

Lochlyn Hill PUD approved by the City Planning Commission

Congratulations to Milestone Partners on the acceptance of their re-zoning application for the Lochlyn Hill development. I’m glad I got to work on the design part! It was the back and forth on the proffers that proved the biggest hurdle for the project. Here are some of the supporting images I prepared for the application. […]

New renderings to start off the fall

It’s not for lack of work that I haven’t posted in some time. I have been a bit overwhelmed with all that has been on my plate. Between attending to the final stages of construction on my house, testing the new Vray for Sketchup beta software, and unfortunately having my computer CPU die, I’ve still […]

Recent Posts

Restaurant interior & apartment Fall 2017

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. […]

Concepts for a commercial lease 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 […]

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 […]

Spring 2017, watercolor/ NPR (non photo realistic) work

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

Spring 2017, further into Vray for Blender

I’ve been converting more of my workflow into Vray for Blender. As I convert more of my asset library and build up my material collection, I working on getting my production up to speed (definitely slower right now than working in Vray for Sketchup – however – the renderings run much much faster.) Here are […]