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TYPES OF ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

Visualization of architectural designs is essential for builders, developers, architects and designers to assess the accuracy and quality of a design before they begin building.

Architectural renderings allow problems to be recognized early and improvements to be made efficiently. 3D architectural renderings take this visualization to the next level by creating an immersive image or animation that provides a realistic experience of a design before it is built. Depending on your particular goals, there are a variety of types of 3D architectural renderings available. Interior 3D renderings allow real estate agents to invite potential buyers inside a property. These detailed renderings reflect lighting, colors and textures inside a space to create an authentic experience of a space.

Interior renderings can also be used to imagine different furniture and fixtures in a room. Landscape architects can use 3D renderings to experiment with different designs for a yard to plan the best placement of paths, foliage and other features. Exterior 3D architectural renderings allow builders and city developers to visualize how a new structure will blend with existing buildings or fit into development. Here are a few primary types of 3D architectural renderings:

1. Exterior

Exterior 3D architectural renderings are any that have a vantage point outside of a building or structure. Exterior renderings are perfect for builders and architects who are proposing new construction projects. Exterior renderings can be simple models or can be full of realistic design elements including fences, foliage, streets, trees and even people. Surrounding properties can also be included in exterior renderings to provide a better sense of location.

2. Aerial

This type of exterior rendering displays the building or structure from above and outside of the building. Typically aerial renderings include more of the surrounding environment than basic exterior 3D renderings. These renderings are useful for visualizing how a new building will blend with the surrounding buildings to fit into a city or neighborhood’s current design. Viewing a site from above also helps architects choose the ideal orientation of buildings and landscape features.

3. Interior

Interior 3D architectural renderings place the vantage point inside of a room. These renderings are effective for real estate agents to help clients and potential buyers visualize the inside of a home or apartment. 3D interior renderings will display accurate representations of colors, shadow and light inside of a space for a truly immersive experience. Interior renderings can show any variety of furniture and features that the client chooses to best market a property. While 2D drawings can give a sense of the inside of a space, 3D renderings can better highlight interesting and detailed design elements such as wood paneling or wall textures that can be a major selling point. These realistic interior renderings allow clients to visualize living in a space before they purchase it.

4. Floor Plan

Traditional 2D floor plans show the general layout of a house or apartment so clients can get a grasp of the orientation and size of the space. While 2D floor plans are generally effective, 3D floor plans can provide added depth and detail that is beneficial for marketing higher-end properties or more substantial projects. Floor plans allow potential buyers to visualize themselves and their own furniture in a space.

5. Animation

3D architectural renderings can also be created in a video format that carries the viewer through a home or around a site. These immersive renderings are perfect for real estate agents and brokers as they allow buyers to experience what it would be like to be inside of a property without actually traveling to it. Animations enable buyers to explore a space and get a strong sense of its features, layout and overall feel.