How To Differentiate Good 3D Renderings from Bad Ones

November 18, 2010

There are currently millions upon millions of digital renders and images flooding the Internet today. And with such there are only a couple of things that one should realize in order to say if the 3D rendering that they are looking at should really fall under the classification of a nice 3d image or just a work of an amateur.

Here are some of the things that you can use to spot a good render from a sea of hopefuls…

As a basis, let us use this fine image of the 3D floor plan on top as the reference for the 3D render.

When looking for a great looking 3D render, always check for the quality. This means you may have to take a very close look at the material, carefully scrutinizing each and every part of the image..

Another way to find out if the image is a great render is by examinig the quality and the size of the digital image.

 


How To Spot Good Quality 3D Renderings

November 10, 2010

3D renderings have flourished in recent times thanks to having more and more people starting to practice and appreciate the art of 3D rendering.

Exquisite looking 3d renders should have the best looking images and should have crisp, sharp pixels on them. You will know that a 3D render would look inferior and feel inferior if, upon careful scrutiny and zooming, the pixels start to break and the image is no longer perfect.

A really great looking 3D rendering, be it architectural renders or even artistic renders should also exhibit a certain appeal.  It should be eye-popping and should really catch the attention of the viewer not only because of the high definition components within the image but also because of the feel and look of the render.

 


Visually Painting Images with 3D Renderings

November 3, 2010

Having a beautiful 3D rendering of an image will always be good for any type of business.

Let’s dissect what makes a 3D render stand out from other types of image files that are being used in the market right now.

3D renderings are high resolution in nature and utilize lots of pixels in order to show lush and eye-popping images.

3D renders are also great for high impact presentations. Since they were created digitally, renders are generally easy to manipulate or edit to fit to give out the perfect image or look.


3D Renderings Versus Quality in Hollywood Movies

October 20, 2010

2010 has proven to us, as the movie going public, that high end and gorgeous 3D renderings and 3D graphics don’t necessarily mean great movies.

Even producers themselves are expressing their disdain for some of the works that Hollywood has produced in a couple of years.

Movies such as the 3D renderings heavy Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen or the critically panned X-Men Origins Wolverine might have earned a lot of money in terms of ticket sales but it did not deliver what fans really wanted to see or hear.

But what should really weigh heavy in the minds of movie makers right now is the fact that people arent paying good money just to see eye popping special effects. People would want to see a good movie with a great plot and character development and a great production value to booth. It’s not really purely about eye candy.

Movies are after all done to tell a story not just showcase high end explosions and effects.


Designing and Improving Cars through 3D Renderings

September 29, 2010

Seeing what a car looks like before it even hits the production line can save not only thousands of dollars but also save tons of work hours for a car manufacturing companies. The idea of having a fully realized and fully stylized car in the form of a lush 3d rendering has been adapted and embraced by both the European and Asian car manufacturers in producing their top of the line cars.

In the first place 3D renderings have been the pit stop of car companies. It comes after the initial and final design in the drawing board and comes just before it begins its tour on the production line. This has been done for years now with no signs of stopping and changing; on the contrary many car designers have come to rely on 3D renderings as a way to improve future car designs. From massive trucks to the simple and earth friend hybrid cars that can be spotted on the streets, just about every automobiles in production have used 3D renderings.

It’s amazing to think how something that can be seen from a computer monitor to become something as cool or as futuristic looking as automobiles.


3D Renderings – The New Age Painting

September 21, 2010

Painting as an art has thrived for centuries now with no sign of stopping or declining. Talk a walk along scenic Paris or New York and you can still see people painting the River Seine or the busy Manhattan cityscape.

But with the continuous improvement in the way we develop art and technology; new forms have emerged from the obscurity in the form of digital artists and their 3D renderings.

But what exactly is a 3D rendering and how is this becoming a force that may one day rival the traditional line art or painting? 3D rendering is a 3D graphics process of automatically converting 3D wire frame models into a 2D image with hints of 3D photorealistic effects using a PC or other computers.

3D renderings can be done in two ways. Either through real time or non-real time; interactive mediums fall under the category of real time 3d renders with calculations displayed at speeds of 20 – 120 frames per second. Feature films and videos are on the other hand are categorized as non-real time 3D renderings.

3D renders have become the latest canvass for the modern day artist because it has everything an artist would look for and need in their artwork. The artworks can be done and reproduced in high resolution or low resolution, they can easily be shared with other people through the use of the Internet and they can also be edited and changed on the fly.

The new age digital artists have it all made for them whether they like it or not. For those that have easily embraced it, renders can be improved and honed while non believers can experiment and try to get a feel of the whole idea and concept.


James Cameron’s Avatar and it’s Impact in Animation

September 20, 2010

Academy Award winning director James Cameron has as of late become the face of change and innovation in the world of animation thanks to his work in the film “Avatar”. Cameron’s movie about an adventure of a paralyzed former marine who journeys to the world of Pandora to help out in evacuating the natives called Na’vi.

Cameron’s Avatar not only garnered critical and commercial success but also earned millions in box office earnings. He is currently developing material for the next installment of the movie, which he plans on turning into a trilogy.

Aside from the success, Avatar also pushed the boundaries of animation and computer technology. Cameron originally planned to direct and craft the movie after directing “Titanic” but was faced with dealing with technology not suitable for the movie. He patiently devoted his time writing and producing documentaries while waiting for the perfect time to bring about Avatar to the world. By 2007, Cameron had finally begun preliminary shooting for the film which starred Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.

Along the way, James Cameron developed various technologies for shooting virtual characters, or characters that were only present in a computer. He also developed the ideas behind the principles of 5D technology which is gearing up to become the future face of how we view movies or television.

Changing and improving is the true nature of the animation industry, let alone the entire business. Companies such as 3Dwalkthroughs.com and Animation-1 have just been doing the same for architects, real estate brokers and home builders. Both companies have partnered to provide customized 3D interactive walkthroughs, 3D renderings and even 2D or 3D floor plans that will help boost and enliven presentations and floor plans.