What is architectural rendering?
Architectural rendering is the process of taking an architect’s design and using software to create 2D and 3D photorealistic visualizations. These allow everyone involved in a project to see into the future and find out how a building will look. They also make it easier to make decisions and create better designs.
While it sounds simple, there are a potentially infinite number of options available for each project. What time of day will we depict in the image? Which angle accentuates the building’s features best?
Sometimes architectural renderings can be created in-house by a dedicated team or individual, or they can be outsourced to architectural visualization companies that specialize in creating eye-catching imagery.
Chaos V-Ray is the number one software for architectural rendering
Almost everyone who creates architectural renders uses V-Ray®: In CGarchitect's Architectural Visualization Rendering Survey, almost 65% of respondents said they use the software. Architects and designers can use V-Ray to render any size project, from a home remodel to a city masterplan, exactly as it will look when it's built.