Rendering Services

Since we use an iterative approach, Architectural specifications can be revised on a design-build basis (like most real-world projects). The client is not bound by a final submission. Production begins with the massing of 3D modeling via wireframes. During this step, black and white 3D renderings (ambient occlusion) are produced and submitted to the client as required to reinforce project direction. This step is extremely useful because the client sees preliminary massing in black and white without being persuaded or distracted by textures and lighting. Here is where the ongoing feedback loop keeps the project moving forward. Although, some clients are satisfied with ambient occlusion as final, most prefer the full experience of photo-realistic 3D rendering.

Components

Lighting and Texturing
Once the 3D wireframes are complete, texturing can begin followed by lighting. At this point the client can now visualize the space and often have minor revisions to optimize the design. Colors and textures are applied to 3D surfaces to re-create the designer’s concept. It is common for this step to loop several times to achieve the desired look and feel.

Exterior Renderings
For exterior 3D renderings, the site plan is created after the main structure is developed because the building and site might not interface correctly. This is most evident with sites that have complex grading. Since most CAD drawings are in 2D, elevation changes are not represented accurately in 3D. Some clients provide 3D landscaping files for super accuracy. As noted above, black and white renderings are produced and sent to the client for comments. Once signed-off, the colors and textures are applied to the 3D surfaces.

Accessorizing
For interior renderings, furniture is added to the scene and for exterior renderings hard and soft landscaping elements are added. We work with you to select the correct furnishings, trees, cars etc… that suits what you are trying to achieve which depends on your target audience. Accessorizing your scenes should not overpower your virtual environment. You can make a great design look unappealing and vice-versa by selecting inappropriate accessories or by overdoing it.

Detailing
Details are important in 3D, they literally are. Time restrictions might not permit this step but when 3D scenes are detailed, the realism and believability can be enhanced immeasurably. For example by adding simple bolts, door handles, sidewalk expansion joints, building lighting, signage, metal panel connections etc will aesthetically improve the project marketability.

Animation
The most effective way of communicating your vision is by far through moving pictures; animation. If the client would like the complete immersive experience we then begin storyboarding animation sequences. There is usually no need for black and white animations because at this stage still color renderings are 90% complete.

Generally, we’ll have a 3D Rendering ready within 5-10 working days, and 3D flyovers within

2-5 weeks Depending on the project size. Send us your Project material and let us begin creating a 3D masterpiece for your next Project. Exceptional quality, unparalleled service and great value results in a first impression that cannot be surpassed.

At Civil Drafting (PTY) Ltd, we charge according to the size of your Project. 50% of the fee is paid up front; the remaining 50% is paid on completion. Getting started is simple; you just need to email us all your material (CAD files, sketches, colour samples and your description).

3D Residential Renderings

Size Range (m2)                       Price Range
Less than 500 m²                       R3000.00 to R5000.00
500 m2 to 1000 m²                     R5000.00 to R8000.00
1000 m2 to 5000 m²                   R8000.00 to R15 000.00
5000 m² +                                 R15 000.00 +

3D Commercial / 3D Institutional / 3D Healthcare Buildings Renderings

Size Range (m2)                       Price Range
Less than 500 m²                       R3000.00 to R 6000.00
500 m2 to 1000 m²                     R6000.00 to R9000.00
1000 m2 to 5000 m²                   R9000.00 to R18 000.00
5000 m² +                                 R18 000.00 +

3D Interior Renderings (Room Views)

Price Range
1 to 2 Rooms                            R2000.00 to R 5000.00
3 to 5 Rooms                            R5000.00 to R9000.00
5 Rooms +                               R9000.00 +
1 Additional View                      +R1000.00
2 Additional  View                     +R600.00

2D Plans, Elevations and Sections

Size Range (m2)                       Price Range
Less than 500 m²                       R1500.00 to R 4000.00
500 m2 to 1000 m²                     R4000.00 to R6000.00
1000 m2 to 5000 m²                   R6000.00 to R10 000.00
5000 m² +                                 R10 000.00 +

3D Plans, Elevations and Sections

Size Range (m2)                       Price Range
Less than 500 m²                       R2000.00 to R 5000.00
500 m2 to 1000 m²                     R5000.00 to R8000.00
1000 m2 to 5000 m²                   R8000.00 to R12 000.00
5000 m² +                                 R12 000.00 +

3D Animations

Duration                                 Price Range
U to 1 min.                                R4000.00 to R8000.00
1 to 5 min.                                R8000.00 to R15 000.00
5 to 10 min.                              R15 000.00 to R35 000.00
10 min. +                                  R35 000.00 +