Have you ever had to communicate a visual idea but words just don’t quite shape the image you have in mind? Perhaps you might be talented enough to draw a good representation of the image you have in mind, but know that your client will need to see something more tangible, more realistic before they will buy your idea. Maybe you even have the necessary resources to create a moderately accurate image like CAD or Architecture software with built-in render engines, but the images are inevitably too flat to pass as photo-realistic. Some software is designed to make something functional, while others are designed to take what is already functional and turn it into a piece of art.
Before you risk wasting any time and resources to communicate and sell your visual ideas to your clients, you can hire an Architectural Visualization designer at Blue Sphynx – Image Engineering. Not only do we provide a professional Archiviz experience, but we also provide you with the end-user application, neatly branded with your company details as a part of our service to you.
1 Room Modeled to Scale
Up to 10 Modeled Decor sets
Up to 10 Modeled Furniture sets
Up to 10 Custom Texture sets
5 High Resolution Renders
3D Showcase Animation
3D Animated Walkthrough
3D Custom Walkthrough
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R 2 500
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R 5 000
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R 2 500
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The 1st step to Architectural Visualization, also known as Archviz, is to find a company that can provide you with the full Archviz experience. Since you have already taken the 1st step, the next step would be to let us know that you are interested in having a 3D architectural experience designed. You can do this by simply completing the form below, so we can start to determine the scope of work. The Archviz designer will send you a questionnaire that will help us to give you a fairly accurate quotation. If we are a good match for you and your budget you can make a payment as indicated on the quotation, so we can officially start with your 3D Archviz project.
Now that we have all the formalities settled, it is to go into more detail to fully understand what you would like to achieve. The Archviz designer might ask you a few more questions and inspect the area, if necessary, in order to narrow down our objective. Once all the information is gathered and organized, the Archviz designer will send you a summary of the entire scope of work to sign off so we may proceed to the next phase.
The Archviz designer will continue by creating a mood board for each space. A mood board is a compilation of images that triggers a certain mood or a feeling when observed. These images help to inspire the Archviz designer to achieve a beautiful and efficient solution. It is also beneficial for you because each mood board will be emailed to you, to confirm whether the direction and the inspiration of the Archviz designer are in line with your goal.
With a clear objective in mind, the Archviz designer will start to digitally build a 3D Architectural model to scale, starting with the walls, windows, doors, flooring, and ceiling. Next, the Archviz designer will continue by inserting smaller details like the cornice, baseboards, electrical outlets and light switches where applicable, throughout each space. If your project requires an exterior scene, the Archviz designer will shape the exterior environment. To visualize any of these details, the Archviz designer will add and fine tune a realistic lighting setup to give your scene its first breath of life.
At the moment, each space is a blank canvas waiting to be coloured in by interesting objects that tell the viewer who lives in the scene. The Archviz designer will use this opportunity to carefully model and place each object while paying close attention to detail. When it comes to modeling and positioning objects, the Archviz designer makes sure to pay close attention to every detail. A more realistic scene makes it easier for you to become one with your space, and fully experience Architectural Visualization.
The next step is for the Archviz designer to render an image of each scene, without any materials, textures or color (all objects are essentially white). This is called a Clay Render and serves to help both you and the Archviz designer, focus on the topology, composition, and light density of that particular space. After a few test renders and adjustments, the final clay render will be emailed to you by the Archviz designer for feedback.
This step is probably one of the most crucial steps when it comes to making your scene look photo realistic. The Archviz designer will optimize and unwrap each object so the correct materials and textures can be applied to it. Every object is then carefully textured by the Archviz designer to include fine details like creases, bumps, roughness/glossiness, displacements, and imperfections. After every space has been filled with its respective colour, multiple test renders will be done until the best rendered is achieved. The final test renders will be sent to you by the Archviz designer for your feedback. During this process, the Archviz designer might adjust the lighting slightly to achieve the best results.
After the final adjustments and post-processing effects are completed and signed off, the Archviz designer will continue by getting your architectural model ready for its application (see applications). This is the phase where the Archviz designer transforms your project into the final product, the application it is designed for. Before the application is handed over to you, the Archviz designer will need all outstanding balances to be settled. Your application will then be handed to you digitally, by courier or personally depending on the application.
We currently offer the following applications for presentation purposes:
-Still Renders in Panoramic Mode (360-degree render)
-Still Renders in Branded Photo Book – includes a cover page, index page, and description pages
-Still renders in Video – includes room menu, transitions, licensed audio and captions
-Still renders on Mobile VR
-Animated Walkthrough Video – includes room menu, licensed audio and captions
-Animated Walkthrough Video on Mobile VR includes licensed audio and captions
-Interactive Walkthrough on PC
You may also have multiple applications for example: Still Renders in Branded Photo Book and an animated Walk-through Video.
Yes, certainly. If the requested changes are not too elaborate and will not take a decent amount of time, then the changes itself will be on the house because we understand these things happen can happen. More complex and time-consuming alterations will be billed for accordingly as additional services along with the new renders and application changes. Keep in mind that our process is optimized to help prevent alterations after the final render is done, but we understand that sometimes life happens. Either way, alterations are treated with the same amount of tender loving care, as the initial project.
That entirely depends on the scope/complexity of work. Feel free to submit your inquiry so we can determine the scope of work and give you a reasonable lead time.
Blue Sphynx – Image Engineering is an international 3D Architectural Visualization company, based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. We also offer Archviz designer services in Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, and Johannesburg. Although we are based in Gauteng, we can also provide Architectural Visualization services in the other provinces of South Africa. Technology today allows us to easily communicate audibly and visually with Platforms like Skype and Teamviewer.
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