You spend hours pulling information from different documents, crunching the numbers, and putting everything together. You finally have everything ready, and you present the document to the client. What do they do with your hard work? Do they sit down and read it immediately? Do they congratulate you on all your hard work? Do they whip out their checkbook on the spot?
Laptop computers have long been a preference for many within the construction industry. For architects and designers, the ability to take our hardware with us — moving quickly between home, studio and site — is vital to our workflow. Until recently, though, professionals were used to having to compromise between mobility and power, with desktop PCs seemingly essential for high-demand, intensive tasks such as real-time visualization and virtual reality applications.
2D CAD plans are still being used by professionals, but 3D rendering opens the door to much greater design freedom, innovation, and efficiency. It completely transforms the way you work, which is precisely why it took over the world, making 2D CAD a viable option only for basic functions.
Making your 3D renders more realistic is easy when you know how to do it. With these best practices, tips, and easy techniques, we hope to shed some light on how to make the most of your 3D rendering work and make it appear realistic and believable.