3d Rendering

All About 3D Rendering

As one would expect, the global demand for computer graphics is continually growing, and consequently there are a number of solutions available to those looking to outsource their 3D rendering through global companies, local firms, and freelancers.  While many offer rendering as part of their services, and emerging number of business are emerging in the sector which focus on rendering specifically.  They may have a general portfolio, or may specialise in an area such as architectural visualisation, furniture design, interior office design, or exhibition planning.

Tips to help choose a 3D rendering service?

With so many companies and individuals ready to do your outsourced 3D rendering, choosing the best solution for your business needs can be challenging.  In order to assist you, here are a few tips to help you decide which option to go with

Find someone who can think outside the box

It doesn’t matter how technically proficient the render is, if it looks the same as any other image on the marketplace, how are you going to make your product stand out?  Finding an artist who can take a unique perspective and add a bit of flair to the product will ensure that your images make an impact.

  • Check their technical portfolios

By going through a portfolio, you will get a clear vision of the technical and artistic capabilities of the company you are looking into. Are they technically innovative and making creative use of the software and tools they are using? If not, you may be better looking elsewhere

  • Balance quality and cost effectiveness

Your budget is always going to be a deciding factor in these matters, but make sure you don’t sacrifice quality in order to save a bit of cash.  At the end of the day, quality and cost shouldn’t be a dichotomy, and you will be able to find the best solution for you within your budget range if you search hard enough.  

  • Look for flexibility

It is important to find a company that is willing to be flexible with you. Some artists will want to take your idea and transform it into theirs with numerous adjustments. This could create major disputes in the near future. This is something that you’ll want to avoid. The artist should be flexible and they should realize that you’re in charge. The firm should be agreeable to changes and willing to adapt to your style.

  • Turnaround Time

There is no doubt that you’re going to want to get your project started as quickly as possible. You will not be able to do that, until the rendering has been completed. This is why you should carefully check the company’s turnaround time. How many clients are they currently working with? How much time will they be able to dedicate to your project? Make sure that the company will work diligently on your project, so the turnaround time can be minimized.

3D Rendering Cost

Rendering services don’t come cheap, with some freelance artists charging as much as $40 per hour and bigger firms asking for anywhere from $500 to $3,000 for a single image.  That said, this industry is highly competitive, so use that to your advantage: shop around to get the best quotes you can.

Project Average Quality price range Photorealistic price range
Exterior Small residential $300 – 600 $550 – $850
Exterior Commercial Property $400 – 1000 $700 – $2500
Interior Render Residential $300 – 600 $450 – $1000
Interior Render Commercial $300 – 900 $450 – $2000
3D Animation $25 –  $45 per second $100 – $400 per second
2d floor plan $50 – $180 $125 – $300
3d floor plan $100 – $250 $150 – $500

It should be known known that the prices can vary based on a handful of factors. The amount of labor needed to complete the project is definitely one consideration. The size of the project is also very important as you can imagine.

Rendering Times May Vary

The rendering time is the specific period of time that it takes for the computer to get the image rendered. This is something that the professional will have to worry about. Nevertheless, as the consumer, you may be able to make the professional’s job slightly easier. Make sure that you work with the artist directly and provide them with as many details as many possible. Doing so will help you avoid unnecessary revisions. If you’re able to do that, your project will be completed much quicker than it might otherwise.