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. […]

Flythrough video of new development

Here is a new video I prepared for the proposed Culpeper Butterfly development. This project was in collaboration with Don Swofford. I prepared the 3D model of the project, generated the animation, and composited the video presentation. The flythrough was prepared for the client’s presentation in front of the planning commission. The project won unanimous […]

Recent Posts

Fall 2016: bridges, living rooms, streetscapes, and flythroughs

This fall has been packed, with great projects all around. The first pair of images shows a proposed stone bridge that would be part of a new entrance road at a historic site. This rendering request came as a direct result of the success of my previous landscape project where I modeled a bridge and […]

Vray rendering from Sketchup to Blender

I am continuing my transition to rendering in Vray for Blender coming from Vray for Sketchup. Here are two interior projects, the first one done in Vray for Sketchup, the second one is done in Vray for Blender. The biggest reason for the switch is the huge speed and render quality improvements in Vray 3.4, […]

Summer 2016

Between projects and vacations, I’ve had some time to get up to speed with the latest version of the V-ray rendering software and the Blender 3D modeling program. This pair of images are from a model I used both to produce images for a project, and as a way to test some of the neat […]

Spring 2016

I finally had a nice long vacation to start off the summer! Here are a batch of renders and illustrations from the past few months.                            

Visualization examples

Seeing something before it is built is one of the most powerful aspects of architectural visualization. Having the ability to compare a photo of an existing building or site and then seeing the same view with the proposed project inserted as a photo montage can be incredibly useful to both client and designer. Additionally, being […]