Key Factors to the Price of an Interior 3D Rendering: All You Need to Know
At AIMIR, the price of a 3D rendering is fixed in a range, which varies depending on the workload.However, there are occasions where extra charges occur. If you are looking for ArchViz service, price should be one of the most concerning issues to you. Today, we are here to list the situations AIMIR have confronted where you need to pay extra for your interior renderings. Hope it helps with your future projects.
Basically, the price of an interior rendering is determined in the quotation phase and may change during the production (when the design changes). Let’s follow the chronological order and start from the quotation phase.
An interior project can be categorized by aspects such as Project Type, Size of Space, Floor, FF&E Customization, File Completeness, Design Style, and Veracity Requirement. Please note the following aspects are listed for general reference only. Exceptions do apply.
A. Project Type
It is very clear that more workload is needed for a public building (e.g. an airport terminal building’s interior) than a residential one (e.g. a bedroom). With 16 years architectural visualization experience, we’ve summarized the workload from light to heavy for various types of projects:
- Residential, such as interiors for houses, apartments, and dormitories, including front door, living room, dining space, den, working space, bedroom, kitchen, toilet, and bathing room. Workload: it depends but mainly around ★ to ★★
- Educational, such as interiors for kindergartens, schools, and libraries, including lobby, corridor, atrium, classroom and more. Workload: ★
- Medical, such as interiors for hospitals, rehabs and nursing houses, including examining room, surgery room, and ward. Workload: ★
- Office, such as office rooms and meeting rooms. Workload: ★☆
- Commercial, such as shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas and more. Workload: ★★
- Exhibition, such as museums, aquariums, and exhibition centers, including exhibition space, gallery and more. Workload: ★★
- Amusement, such as casinos, KTVs, bars, clubs, ballrooms and more. Workload: ★★☆
- Sports center, such as stadiums, swimming pools, boxing clubs, and fitness centers, including various spaces for sports games and amenities. Workload: ★★★
- Transport, such as coach transiting centers, train stations, ports, and airport terminal buildings. Workload: ★★★
B. Size of Space
As to the space, larger space needs more workload than smaller one. For instance, the workload for a kitchen is lighter than a restaurant, and more workload is needed for a museum.
When we say residential is relatively easier than commercial, we are taking the floors into consideration. The interior rendering for an apartment obviously requires less work than for a 3-story shopping mall.
D. FF&E Customization
It matters a great deal. Whether you’d like to have the Furniture, Fixture or Equipment tailored will affect the price of an interior rendering. Sometimes, designers who are after extreme veracity would ask for customization, which in turn, results in raise in cost. However, you can choose from our library if you’d like to avoid this.
E. File Completeness
It is understandable that the file is not complete when the project starts. But we do need complete file especially the model to start the project, to avoid possible back-and-forth. The price of a 3D rendering is determined by if complete file is received, or only CAD plans are provided, or only sketches or references are available (which AIMIR is good at. Please see From Hand Sketches to Renderings).
F. Design Style
Maybe you haven’t thought about it, but the design style does affect the workload of an interior rendering. Contemporary, traditional, rustic farmhouse, coastal, French country, Scandinavian…They can be functional, classy, and stylish, but when it comes to workload, they are not just a consistent theme.
The workload of Minimalist is lighter than Art Deco, apparently. It also has something to do with the FF&E customization as mentioned in section D.
G. Veracity Requirement
This is super easy to understand: the more detailed and realistic the scene is, the more workload is needed. But please keep in mind, AIMIR is famous for its photo-realistic architectural visualization. So, the quality is surely guaranteed, and we’re talking about the additional requirement here.
DURING THE PRODUCTION
Any adjustment or change of the design is accepted during the production, although some of them may generate expenses. Of course, the additional cost depends on the extra workload. Please refer to the following occasions on possible additional cost:
A. About FF&E.
Additional fee occurs during the production when high demand in FF&E customization is necessary in order to cater for agreed image quality, but no FF&E customization is included in the contract per clients’ request in the first place.
In this case, no additional charge is applied for simple and basic FF&E modeling. But we charge extra for complicated and substantial FF&E customization. A prior notice and negotiation are conducted in advance to make sure both sides are on the same page.
B. In case of same camera angle with different designs.
In this case, the extra fee is determined by specific requirements of each design. Theoretically, the additional cost is affected by the following two aspects:
- The area being modified: the larger the size is the more workload is needed;
- The aspect being modified, following the workload from light to heavy, which normally are: texture only; model only; texture & model; texture, model, and layout.
C. When the design is constantly changing.
This is the last situation both our 3D team and architect/designer want to see. However, it is not uncommon. We understand the design change is inevitable sometimes, and the ultimate merit of architectural visualization lies in here: visualizing designs before they’re completed. However, major design change may greatly increase the workload, sometimes even equals reworking a new image.
Even AIMIR is willing to accept simple and minor revisions but this doesn’t mean unlimited requests are reasonable and accepted. It usually happens at the concept design stage of the project or architect is not very certain about the design or there has no complete consensus between owner and designer with the final design. What should AIMIR and client do then? Absolutely it’s not our intention to charge extra fees, instead we are happy to provide 3-5 rounds of free modifications and kindly remind you to give us finalized feedback to return to the right track, we can on hold the project and wait patiently until you are ready to continue.
D. Radical change of camera angles.
There is a basic principle in 3D rendering industry, that where cannot be seen will not be modeled. In other words, 3D model work is done based on the confirmed view angles. If it is a small adjustment like moving the camera a little bit, AIMIR is happy to do it.
If radical change of the view angle is inevitable, it will generate extra charge. For example, a 180-degree rotation will greatly increase the modeling workload.
E. Change after signing the Final Image Confirmation Letter.
AIMIR respects all our clients’ opinions and is willing to make any accepted reasonable alterations before confirming the final image in order to produce high-quality renderings for you. However, once the Final Image Confirmation Letter is signed, any change/adjustment/modification will occur extra cost. Because the signed letter refers to the drafts of final images are deemed to have met your requirements, and you’re satisfied with the quality of AIMIR renderings, no additional revisions will be raised basically.
But, if any changes are indeed inevitable, AIMIR is willing to check out and help within our scope of acceptance, or we will consult with you first for the potential fees according to the actual increased workload.
F. Canceling view(s) after the work’s done.
Canceling views isn’t a wise decision when we have reached an agreement. What has done cannot be undone. Thus, the workload that has been done of the canceled view will still be charged. In addition, as quantity is an important factor in our quote, we may have to adjust our price based on the new number of views in some cases.
Once you’ve taken the above factors into consideration before going into the 3D rendering production, you’re on the journey of a good interior rendering already. To streamline your rendering cooperation and avoid additional cost, please feel free to contact our architectural visualization studio now!