WHAT IS 3D RENDERING?
3D rendering is a process of creating 3D images using computer software like Maya, fusion or AutoCAD. It is a time- consuming process is based on technology. The end goal is to create a visual presentation of the anticipated physical element. The process includes 3D modeling, the setting of materials, lighting and finally rendering the image.
An eminent combination of art and technology, 3D rendering is a process to create a virtual presentation of purposeful imaginations. For 3D rendering, 3D Software is used to create 3D images to get more clarity on the project. It also helps to figure out the missing aspects or flaws before creating the actual outcome. From a marketing perspective, 3D rendering is a blessing because the 3D rendering has a robust potential to persuade clients and customers. The frameworks for constructing the 3D model are the technical drawings. Lights, texture, and camera are added to enliven the 3D scene once it is ready. Here comes the last stage of the whole process, “rendering”, which is computed by 3D software through all inputs to create the desired 2D image, animation or game.
Innovations in entrepreneurship, rendering of a new product, interior design renders, architectural renderings of buildings are the most used applications of 3D rendering. 3D modeling and rendering is a highly applicable process, all you need is a purposeful imagination with clarity.
STEPS IN THE 3D RENDERING PROCESS
The 3D rendering process has many stages like observing the demand of the client, then modeling it in 3D, texturing, lighting, rendering, refining and delivering. The process is not step-specific; the artist can go to any of the steps as per his convenience. Apart from this, studying the client’s vision is an indispensable element during the whole process until the outcome is ready.
UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT’S VISION
Comprehending the client’s imagination behind the project is the most crucial thing before starting it. No artist can deliver quality outcomes without understanding the project thoroughly. The sketch and reference image provided by the client are observed before working on the project. The views and angles of the project are based on the 2d plans mentioned in the agreement.
3D modeling software is used by digital artists to create the virtual model, this step is similar to the construction of physical entities. Just the fact is that existence will be virtual in 3D modeling, which is done by 3D modeling software.
Texturing is done to add realistic effect to 3D models. The artist applies texture in the images in a very subtle way to make it look more engrossing and authentic. Just similar to painting a physical model, the array of color pixels are added in the 3D model to make it look alive.
The 3D artist has a purpose behind focusing on lights in 3D scenes; it is to imitate real lights in the imagery. Just like the photographer and cinematographers adjust the adequate amount of light while shooting, the same thing is done virtually by 3D artist
Now, the actual rendering process begins after generating 2D images from the model. It is similar to clicks photographs of tangible models, but it is the only way to present virtual models that exist in the rendering software.
There is no specific time frame in which the whole rendering process can be finished. It can take anywhere between some seconds to many days, it depends on the intensity and depth of the project. It can be simply accomplished by a computer, but in case of large scale projects, large rendering computers called render farms are used.
The draft of low quality renders will be presented to the client for the feedback for convenient revision. Usually, scenes, texture, and lights are revised repeatedly in the process until an impeccable outcome is ready. The best thing while making changes is that it is unrelated to each other. Change in one element will not affect the other change or create the requirement for any update.
When the 2D image is finalized, it is provided to the client as per the agreement. The images must be in the desired resolution and in a specific format which will be supported at the time of displaying them to clients. From the deadline to the quality of the image, everything in the entire project is done based on the agreement with the client.
USES FOR 3D RENDERING
We have discussed a lot about rendering and its process but what about its uses!
3D rendering is used to create a virtual model of the projects which are planned to enliven in reality. 3D rendering is not just a piece of cake, that’s why one has to go through a specific step by step learning.
3D rendering is also applicable for imitating the designs which already exist tangibly. Nowadays, 3D rendering can be done based on an animated 3D video which helps to understand the project thoroughly. This simulation will help the architects and designers to figure out the most systemized setting and to eliminate the evident flaws of their projects.
3D rendering has huge scope in architectural Rendering, movies, medical Imaging, safety training, environment simulations, product prototyping, engineering, virtual reality, and video games.