It’s been a while since I had the time to REALLY work on a set of renderings because my usual commercial work needs to be done fast (most of the times I have only 3-4 days from start to finish) and I never find the time to go that extra mile.
Therefore, during the last month or so, whenever I had some spare time I worked on the renderings bellow.
For the interior furniture I have used some models from Premium3Dmodels.com and for the exterior light setup I have used one of Peter Guthrie’s hdri (0743).
I look forward to hearing what you think of them (click on the images to view high resolution versions).
Time for another set of inspirational renderings that will either boost your desire to improve your skills or make you consider a change in your career path . As I said in a previous post, nowadays with the competition in the architectural visualization industry being so steep, a “classic” sunny afternoon rendering may not be enough to make you stand out from the crowd. Many have tried several different approaches, one of them being a rainy, “wet look”. This tends to bring a more dramatic feel to an architectural illustration and in many cases may be a good solution even for commercial work.
With that in mind, I have compiled a set of spectacular “wet/rainy mood” renderings for everyone to learn from. If you decide to give it a try, a good place to start would be the Vray Wet Materials Tutorial I wrote some time ago.
Time for another inspiration pill. This time I have compiled a list of what I consider to be the best architectural visualization demo reels published on vimeo or youtube. Some of them are incredibly realistic, others have great dynamics and composition but all of them are absolutely breath taking. I have not listed them in any particular order, as it is very hard to say if one is better than another. If you have stumbled across an architectural show reel that is not on this list and you think it should be, don’t hesitate to use the comments form.
Due to the fact that high end rendering technology is becoming more and more accessible and the number of people interested in architectural visualization is growing rapidly, the quality level of architectural renderings has dramatically increased during the last years.
When Brazil and V-Ray engines first appeared, using global illumination in a rendering was enough to make it look photorealistic and differentiated itself from the competition.
Nowadays one has to go to great lengths if extreme photorealism is the main focus (Check out the post that featured some of the most realistic architectural renderings I have ever seen).
With that in mind, I have compiled a list of 20 renderings which I consider to be original; some of them have great composition, others use a wonderful chromatic palette, but all of them stand out in one way or another and can be considered art, not just commercial work.