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Welcome 2019!

It’s been a busy start to 2019, and it’s been a while since we’ve published a new post. One big project has been a series of walkthroughs for a new apartment building in Washington, DC. The videos are still on progress, but you can see them here on our vimeo page:

The following are some recent work. We’ve had a good mix of project types and rendering styles, including a variety of restaurant retail, residential, multi-family residential, and commercial.

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 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.

Existing space:

Proposed options for office fitout:

Proposed options for gym fitout:

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 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.