Repairing and Restoring Objects and Buildings

Tips and Guidelines for Superior-Quality Architectural Rendering

Your main goal when carrying out architectural rendering should be to ensure that you convey the scale and beauty of the finished product. When you create a rendering which leaves the viewer with the realisation that the art is a rendering and not a photo of the finished work, it is a distraction. They also make you come off as unprofessional in your work. Here are three simple and yet effective bevelling techniques which will turn your architectural representations into next-level representations of the actual items.

Use the Depth-of-Field Technique

Before making any edits to the rendering, you have to think about the picture elements which you want to highlight. You also need to list the goals which you aim to achieve with the rendering work. When you have the goals in mind, the next step is applying the depth-of-field technique to highlight your areas of interest. The technique brings the aspect which you want to highlight to the foreground and fades all other elements to the background. The depth-of-field technique is a technique you can employ during the rendering process or during the post-production of the photos. Most people find it easier to produce these effects in post-production than during the rendering process.

Try Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration sometimes happens randomly during a photography session. It is the result of the camera not rendering two colours at the same point of convergence. It is possible to use photoshop to offset the blue and red shades of colour by a couple of pixels. However, remember that even if a little aberration makes an image look more realistic, too much of it creates an unprofessional look to the final product of the rendering process.

Get Guidance from Specular Maps

One of the oldest tricks in the book for rendering professionals is following instructions in specular maps. They are detailed on all aspects of the rendering process. For instance, if you took a photo of a table with rays of sunshine streaming in through the window, the glossy sheen would be distributed unevenly on the surface. The specular maps are an accurate way to gauge where to apply the sheen and where to go easy on it.

These are the considerations to make when rendering an architectural design. Finally, remember that renderings are supposed to give you a realistic and not perfect representation of the item. Get a professional to handle the rendering process for you for excellent results. 

To learn more, contact a commercial rendering company.