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 new features of the software, Chief among them is a much faster rendering engine that cut my computer processing time by almost ten-fold!
This next pair was also rendered in Vray for Blender, used for an exterior scene.
These are some other marketing images I prepared recently. One is for new residential construction, and the other one is a facade renovation for a familiar local Charlottesville retail location.
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 able to generate variations in the proposed design gives the user the tools to assess the way to move forward with the design in a way that other forms of drawing can’t match. Modest as these projects are, you can see how the tool of architectural visualization can help give form to ideas in an effective and engaging way.
Most of the time, the landscape is in the periphery of my projects, something to give the architecture context and contrast. Once in a while though, I have the opportunity to work on a project that is all about the landscape. This project called for rendering a bridge and water feature that will replace an existing culvert. These series of views show the bridge from different vantage points and explains how it integrates the different parts of the landscape.
My rendering and 3D modeling jobs take me to a wide range of scales and project types. It may also be worth noting that I do a significant amount of 2D drafting work as well, since I have a small architectural practice. Here is a sample of some of my work in the past few months. Whatever you need designed, big or small, Orban Design can take it on!