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Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

  • 1.  Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-11-2020 01:58 PM
    Hi guys!

    I am a 3D artist focused in architecture, I am new to this platform but I would appreciate your feedback on this topic. Most of the time, I hear the experiences of artists/studios working with architects, but I was curious to know your experiences working with artists for your visualization.
    What are the main factors that decides who to work with? Any good/bad experience you'd like to share? Does them being local/remote area affect your decision?
    How about photorealism, is this an important factor to you? If so, how far do you push it?
    Now that COVID hits, is it easier for you to outsource your projects or do you do them yourself?

    I look forward to hearing your inputs.

    Thanks,
    Tsiky




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    Tsiky Raharinaivo
    Architecture Visualization artist
    WAZAA
    wazaavision.com
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  • 2.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-12-2020 07:50 PM
    Hi Tsiky,
    In my experience the three factors that influence the most when deciding who to outsource are:
    - Time; if they can meet the deadline
    - Quality: of course photoreal is a must, but if there are other useful sketches or drawings that are helpful for example during materials research..
    - Cost.
    Sometimes the language is an issue but that can be solved with good communication tools and practices.

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    Marco Andrade Assoc. AIA
    Insite Design Studio Corp.
    Elmhurst NY
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  • 3.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-13-2020 10:49 AM
    Marco,

    Thank you for your insight. Generally speaking it is a tricky thing to jugle those 3 factors, as there is going to be one that needs to be sacrificed. Like a high quality image for a quick turnaround is not going to be cheap, and vice versa. As an artist, the quality is the one that I try to never compromise, but also some people say "done is better than perfect" which I try to stay away from.
    As for the language, I think that there is a value with working with someone that can communicate well with you in the long run.

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    Tsiky Raharinaivo
    Architecture Visualization Artist
    WAZAA
    wazaavision.com
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  • 4.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-16-2020 07:31 PM
    Realistically speaking from my expeeience, you can basically pick two:

    1.  Well executed
    2.  Fast turnaround time
    3.  Inexpensive

    You only get all three if you have lots of time and money.



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  • 5.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-14-2020 02:54 PM

    Hello, I am an architect and teach Revit and Lumion to interior design students at Brenau University. My experience is that architects also love to be artists and that at small and medium firms they figure out how to do their own 3d graphics. It would only be large firms with huge projects that would most likely hire an outside organization to be efficient and professional. There are exceptions, but that is my experience.

     

    Have a GREAT day!

    Frances Hamilton, GA Architect RA011829 AIA LEED AP (BD+C)

     




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  • 6.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-18-2020 10:28 AM

    As a technology consultant, I sometimes have cases where my client is asking for these services.

    Examples could be visioning a corporate lobby, designing a donor wall, or mocking up a user interface. To imply this comes up with enough frequency for you to fill a sales pipeline would be misleading but it does come up on occasion.

    Dan



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    Daniel Ayers
    Principal
    Stage Right Solutions
    Blue Springs MO
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  • 7.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-19-2020 06:15 PM
    As a Design and construction company, we stay away from photorealistic rendering until the form and function boxes are ticked. In saying that Photorealistic renderings play a role very early in the customer acquisition stage and we use them in conjunction with a Sketchup model, also upon completion of concept and for realtors to sell off the plan.

      When it all boils down, 2D plans, 3D models and photo-realistic renderings are simply a method of communication and should be used at the right time with the right customer.

    We do not do rendering in the office, we outsource our rendering to a small company down in Texas who is reasonable in price, knowledgeable,  fast and efficient, we tried outsourcing to south-east Asia yet the communication breakdown and time zone differences were prohibitive.

    If you google search "Pete Stopple" or go to 
    www.solos-art.com you will get the best service and price. I hope it helps


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    Andrew Dwight
    Designer/BIM manager AAD Build
    BDM RubySketch
    Sydney Australia
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  • 8.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-20-2020 06:27 PM

    GREAT expectations: Just LiveSync your BIM model to Lumion, and don't waste countless hours on a SketchUp model, except to build the context to import into Lumion. I did 3dStudio Max renderings before Revit and Lumion can along, and the whole model, like making a SketchUp model, gets tossed after the final renderings.

    BIM- LiveSync -Lumion is a 100% integrated process with absolutely ZERO waste. After the Lumion renderings receive your clients or developers approval, move into construction docs using the SAME Revit modeling. If later on the client wants to see any changes, just LiveSync between your updated BIM model and Lumion-- any mapped materials are still mapped to the same geometry, unless you change it. Sketchup is cave art compared to using BIM and Lumion in the construction process.

     

    Have a GREAT day learning, sculpting space and asking questions!

    Frances Hamilton AIA LEED AP (BD+C)

    Professor of Revit and Lumion
    Brenau University Interior Design

     

     




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  • 9.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-23-2020 06:30 PM
    Thank you Francis. What a strong recommendation and clear flow. I’ll look in deeper!

    Charles
    Sent from my iPhone


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  • 10.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-30-2020 02:23 PM
    Let me suggest readers look up the work of Paul Stevenson (Steve) Oles, FAIA.  Steve is old enough to have constructed his most famous renderings for the late I.M. Pei without any real intervention of a computer, but I understand much of his later work has combined SketchUp and pencil.

    Ms. Hamilton's title, Professor of Revit and Lumion at Brenau University, got my attention. Is Brenau looking for a professor of Microsoft Word and iBooks to teach creative writing?

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    Robert L Miller FAIA
    4158 Linnean Ave NW
    Washington DC  20008
    rlmadc1@gmail.com          
     



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  • 11.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 11-30-2020 03:32 PM
    Here are Brenau's openings: Recruitment

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    Frances Hamilton
    AIA LEED AP BD+C
    Residential/Commercial Architect
    HAstudio
    Atlanta Georgia
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  • 12.  RE: Architecture Visualization. What do you expect?

    Posted 12-01-2020 06:44 PM
    Paul's a good friend of mine and literally wrote the book on Architectural Illustration. I've been lucky enough to have collaborated with him during my time as President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (the very same organization he helped start).

    When directing other illustrators, I always expect a fundamental understanding of form, light and composition as well as how to convey a sense of belonging on the part of both the subject and the viewer.

    John Dollus








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