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4 Stages of 3D Rendering Process: How Is It Done?

In this article, we will provide almost insider information about 3D rendering to help you understand its 4 main stages. You will learn what happens during each visualization stage to realize your personal role and the steps taken by a 3D interior rendering agency.

4 Stages of 3D Rendering Process: How Is It Done?-01

To a person who isn’t familiar with architectural rendering, the whole process may seem like a pure mystery. What rendering software is used? How do they make it so similar to real life? Moreover, the companies that order such services may also have a hard time understanding their personal contribution to successful cooperation. Unfortunately, very often, this harms the final result and slows down all visualization stages.

In this article, we will provide almost insider information about 3D rendering to help you understand its 4 main stages. You will learn what happens during each visualization stage to realize your personal role and the steps taken by a 3D interior rendering agency.

Key Stages of 3D Rendering Process


Stage #1. Information Collection

Before a 3D design is even created, an agency needs a lot of information to start working. In particular, you have to provide a plan of apartment/building with exact furniture location and specifications, ceiling plans, elevations, materials, lighting fixtures, etc. All these details must be final and well-thought-out, so make sure you really know what you want. This will help to avoid unnecessary corrections and delays. The first step lays a solid foundation for the future successful cooperation between a customer and a 3D rendering agency.

Stage #2. White 3D model

Once the agency receives all the necessary details, the actual rendering process begins. They create a 3D model of a room, locate furniture, and other items. Get ready to see the first version of your interior! The first render is completed in low resolution and white color with basic lighting. This allows you to check whether everything is included, has the right size, proportions, or distance. The initial design reflects only the key components of the final render. This stage is required to make sure the information received from the customer is accurate and relevant. So far any corrections related to walls, ceilings, furniture are accepted.
4 Stages of 3D Rendering Process: How Is It Done?-02 TIP. Constant communication with a 3D rendering agency is essential for a high-quality and timely result. At each stage, only certain types of corrections can be made and implemented.

Stage #3. Textures, materials, and details

Having received your feedback on the white 3D model, the architectural rendering agency makes the necessary corrections. Now your design will start to look more realistic and live. Special rendering software is used to add textures, set up lighting sources and light. The interior looks very much like what you have imagined. Again, the agency sends you the low-resolution model updated with textures and materials to receive your comments and approval. Any required changes are made and after that, the details are added to finalize the project.
4 Stages of 3D Rendering Process: How Is It Done?-03 In case you come up with any remarks or request changes at this stage, make sure they are related to materials, lighting, or details. At this point, the agency will need a lot of extra time to change walls, furniture, or other major objects. This will slow down the process and may increase the cost of rendering.

Stage #4. Final changes

Your 3D design is almost ready. After all existing issues with materials, lighting, and details are settled, it’s just the time to make final high-resolution renders. The agency creates the final version of your project and sends you the results. Done!
4 Stages of 3D Rendering Process: How Is It Done?-04 TIP. It’s highly important to inform the 3D rendering agency about all required corrections before the final high-resolution renders are made. To create such renders the software needs a lot of time so any modifications may result in substantial delays.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at office@kucheriavi-studio.pro should you need any rendering assistance. Let’s go through all these stages together!