Atmosphere and lighting references are the secret sauce in a compelling 3D exterior rendering. They help to set the tone of the image, create a particular ambiance, and evoke emotions. Providing mood references helps 3D artists understand the atmosphere you wish to portray. Similarly, lighting references guide CG experts on how to employ natural and artificial light to accentuate architectural features, influencing the overall perception of the exterior render.
#7. Image Resolution
To decide on this aspect, you should consider the intended use of your exterior rendering. For online use, 1920x1080px Full HD resolution was the standard a few years ago. But with today’s high-res LCD and OLED displays, this often falls short. So, while Full HD remains the minimum viable option, 3-4k resolution has emerged as the new standard.
You should balance image clarity with load speed and file size considerations, particularly for website use. And if your renders are for print, the resolution must be decided on individually. Project managers at a professional 3D rendering studio will help you with that.
A successful 3D exterior rendering relies on a well-structured architect’s brief. It should ideally include a 3D model, drawings, camera angles and the number of views, finishes references, information about the environment, mood and lighting references, and desired image resolution. Each element contributes to the final rendering in its own way, enabling 3D artists to showcase your vision accurately and beautifully.
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