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6 Differences Between a Regular Architect and a 3D Artist

Do the terms “architect” and “3D artist” mean the same to you? If so, check out this post and learn what the differences between these two are.

Architects have been around for a long time, but the position of 3D artist has only recently emerged as a job description. Even though this is the case, a lot of people can’t tell the difference between the two and have no clear understanding of what they do.

If you want to pursue a career in one of these two fields, you should understand what they are about. Most importantly, you should know the differences between them to help you see which position you like more and make the right career decision.

People are often mixing up the responsibilities of architects and 3D artists. Even though they are similar roles that have to do with construction, they are very different. Here are some of the most significant differences between architects and 3D artists.

1. 3D artists do a lot more multitasking

All 3D artists are positioned at an intersection where various creative work powered by technical knowledge and an artistic approach is required. This means that 3D artists need to have a wide range of skills. Simply put, there isn’t a single successful 3D artist that does only one thing.

On the other hand, there are a lot of architects who work only in the area they specialized in. A lot of 3D artists have experience working in painting, photography, illu... ... Continue reading

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Side by Side Comparison of Still 3D Renders and Animation

3D renders and animation can both be used for architectural visualization but they aren’t the same. In this post, we are going to explore their uses, differences, similarities, and how to recognize which one to use and when.

For many people, 3D renders and 3D animations are the same things and they make no distinction between them. They are similar and can be used for similar purposes, but this doesn’t mean that they are the same. Even though 3D animation is used less in architecture than 3D renders and walkthroughs, it can have its uses in architecture as well.

No matter if you want to develop a project or you plan on working as an architectural designer to deliver these visual elements to clients, you need to understand the difference between the two and how they can be used correctly.

Neither is universally better than the other

The first big mistake a lot of people make when comparing 3D renders and 3D animations is that they try to figure out which one is better. They start taking sides like in a football match. This comparison we are doing today is not for the purpose of figuring out which of these two is better, as they both have certain uses.

At the same time, 3D visualizations are also done in various industries which have different needs and might need different approaches to come up with the best product. This is why it is essential to understand both of these terms completely, their differences, and unique ... ... Continue reading

Architectural Rendering

7 Top-Notch Architectural Rendering Plug-ins

Choosing a rendering software can be difficult because of so many available options. Here are the top 7 most popular solutions and reasons why so many people use them.

The art of visualization and rendering have gone far in the past ten years or so. With new technologies and software solutions, the digitalization of architectural workflows has peaked. Today nobody does these things manually anymore, but on a computer.

This doesn’t mean that architectural visualization has become easy, as it requires a lot of knowledge to use a certain software solution and have all the tricks up your sleeve. However, the rendering software that people use today is much more powerful than earlier iterations.

Today, there are so many options available that they’ve been categorized by the industries they are used in. We are going to talk about the seven most popular architecture rendering software tools for this year.

1. V-Ray

There is no real information on which software is the most widely used, but when it comes to V-Ray, it’s definitively near the top. When you walk into a designer’s or architect’s office, there is about a 50% chance that they are using V-Ray. It comes with a fantastic library of materials and textures and gives astonishing realism to renders.

This is software is designed to help users recreate reality starting from shadows, lights, and colors. V-Ray is a serious tool that has a lot of different options and offers a ... ... Continue reading

3D Visualization

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


Architectural-Vizualization

Make the Most of Architectural Visualization When Pitching a Project to Investors

Running an architecture firm is a daunting task! Learn how to become better at project pitching by leveraging architectural visualization. Stand out from the competition, get more clients, and stun them with the visuals of your architectural designs.

If there is anything architecture firms struggle with that is project pitching. Getting investors interested to the point when they actually want to give you their hard-earned money and support your project is a tricky business. You have to consider all the options available for you to stand out from the competition and play the right hand.

Sometimes whiteboards, presentations, and the 3D physical model are not going to be enough to cut it. Today we are going to explore architectural visualization as one of the opportunities you have. Let’s see how it can make project pitching easier and put you in a position to get more investors interested in your designs.

Move Though the 3D Exterior

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then 3D renders of your design are worth a novel. Quite often, the investors are worried about how the building’s exterior will look like. And, more importantly, how it will fit in the surrounding area. Presenting them with sketches or even with a physical 3D model won't be enough for them to experience the exterior to the fullest.

3D architectural renders really shine in this department. You will be able to incorpo... ... Continue reading