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8 Tips for 3D Artists Who Want to Work in Architectural Firms

If you are a 3D artist or you would like to become one and find employment in architectural companies, there are certain things you need to know. Here are 8 essential tips that will help you on your path.

3D artists in architecture are not a new concept, but only recently, this position has become obligatory in every architectural firm. This means that there haven’t been any exact standards until now and architectural firms didn’t exactly know what to demand from people in this position.

However, now they know what they want and it can be difficult to compete and get a job. Not only this, but it can also be difficult to do the job as architecture is unique and comes with its own set of challenges and specifics.

Architectural visualization and rendering are in a very specific and narrow niche. You need to understand modeling, animating, and rendering in the digital space while at the same time having knowledge about constructing and designing buildings. Luckily for you, today, we will share 8 tips that will help you find a job in architectural firms as a 3D artist and do it properly.

1. Learn Building Design

If you haven’t studied architecture and graduated from it, chances are you don’t have the knowledge of how buildings are constructed and designed. This is something you will definitively need if you want to work in architectural firms so make sure that you learn more about this before you t... ... Continue reading

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Rendering Trends - 7 Popular Styles of Architectural Rendering Software Use

As 3D architectural visualization becomes a major trend in this industry, few rendering styles emerge as the most popular ones. Discover 7 most popular styles of architectural rendering software use and learn where to apply them.

It is completely understandable that you want to incorporate 3D visualization into your work process. This amazing technique not only allows you to deliver better results as an architect, but it also helps you pitch your projects in a more effective way to the clients and investors. At the start, you should know that architectural visualization has rapidly evolved over the past few years.

With all that CGY and 3D tech, architects are able to pull off both interior and exterior renders and make them very attractive. Of course, there are some tricks of the trade to know here. If you are new to architectural visualization, you probably don’t even know that there is such a thing as a rendering style.

To help you out, we decided to compile a list of the most popular styles of architectural rendering software use.

The Fusion Of Watercolor and Sketching

Architectural rendering software solutions are very powerful tools that come with a number of built-in features, textures, and models. These advanced tools are designed to help architects deliver top-notch renders.

On the other hand, some architects work by methodology deeply rooted in old styles such as watercolor and sketching. Fo... ... Continue reading

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8 Common Issues with Architectural Rendering and How to Solve Them

Architectural rendering is not an easy job. There are countless details that demand a designer’s attention, that it’s not uncommon to make some mistakes along the way. Take a look at those common mistakes and see what can be done about them.

Architectural rendering is a vital part of attracting investors and wowing clients. With today’s powerful hardware and software, designers can make photo-realistic renders of buildings to be, bringing their designs to life and helping developers sell their ideas.

However, when your imagination is the only limit, it can be difficult presenting a realistic design. Many designers invest countless hours perfecting every pixel that the design becomes overcrowded. Others, on the other hand, try to use ‘cheats’ to speed up their process.

There are many common problems and mistakes designers encounter daily, and it can be a tedious task figuring out how to fix them. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common issues and see how they can be solved.

Too Simplistic Design

Real-life photography, for example, serves to tell a story. The same should be done with architectural rendering. Designers must impress their clients, and the only way to do that is by creating a compelling story with their render.

Of course, the purpose of architectural rendering is to focus on the building or room, to show what it will look like in reality.

However, a bare room with ju... ... Continue reading

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3D Printing & 3D Visualization Are We Ready for a Sustainable Future in Architecture

The evolution of 3D printing methods continues – learn how to reduce costs using this futuristic tool. Let's see how to create sustainable and biodegradable houses with a minimal environmental impact.

The modern era has brought us lots of advancements.

Until recently, the technology utilized in architecture used to be only the upgraded version of the existing tools and software solutions, available since the '90s, and even earlier. However, the last decade has brought incredible new products and equipment.

At the same time, the 21st century has become a period of ecological awareness and consciousness, and we have accepted our responsibilities.

Since we're trying to protect our environment using natural and organic materials, and saving energy at the construction sites, you can say that we're trying to achieve sustainable architecture. There are lots of methods for reducing the negative impacts of architectural projects on the environment, but one of the latest tech-driven solutions is 3D printed architecture.

With that in mind, here are some steps of the evolution of this revolutionary machine, as well as a few good examples that will help us build a healthier future.

3D Printers as Tools for Visualization

One of the primary purposes of 3D printers, although they're useful in all creative business fields, is architectural visualization. The process of 3D modeling and renderin... ... Continue reading


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Freelance Architectural Visualization - Where to Find Architects, How to Organize a Project and When to do So

When it comes to freelance architectural visualization, it's all about the timing and finding the right people for the job. The quality of your project depends on their skills but it's also extremely important to organize your project in the right moment.

Freelance rendering is a crowded world with lots of rendering artists looking for a good opportunity. If you're out looking for an architectural visualization freelancer for your project, you need to take three things into your consideration: finding the right architect for the job, organizing your project, and picking the right moment to do so.

Since architecture is all about creating something meaningful and important, there's no room for mistakes. The world of visualization and 3D rendering is a really vast one, so you first need to know your niche before you start looking for the perfect person.

The more you know about your niche, the easier it will be to convey your idea, which is extremely important for organizing your project. One more important thing about knowing your niche is that you will be able to tailor your needs according to the expertise of the people you hire for the job.

This will make your collaboration with them much easier and it will also help you build a great portfolio to present your work. Since post-producing, rendering, and 3D modeling take time, it's best to start small and i... ... Continue reading