How to Spotlight the Projects by Different Camera Angles?

How to Spotlight the Projects by Different Camera Angles?

Besides the embodiment of the creative design, both the 3D rendering and actual photographs hope to achieve is that the aesthetics of the graphs will resonate with all viewers. No one can deny that camera angle plays a vital role in this. When deciding the camera angle, we should not only pay attention to the main elements of the design, the spotlight should be turned on the tones of different spaces as well. An overall symmetry will be used to present solemnity, while the asymmetrical and lively design is a wise choice for flexibility. A complete symmetrical graph is a must-not, and more attention needs to be drawn to the intensity of the graph. In all, a clear goal is a must for setting up a project: what does this 3D rendering hope to achieve?

  • For exterior projects, is the spotlight the building itself? The overall plan? Structure of buildings? Or the landscape?
  • For interior projects, which particular area is the spotlight for the design and layout?

In fact, it doesn’t matter whether it’s interior or exterior projects, designers need to provide supporting materials, such as CAD files or SketchUp models, explicating the design details and articulating the desirable result that you want to achieve. Here are some camera angle suggestions for reference:

  • For tabletop still object, 50-130 mm focal distance is commonly used. It’s better to turn on depth-of-field effect, with 10 to 30-degree high angle shot, 5-20 times subject distance.
  • For interior renderings, 40-80 mm focal distance is commonly used, with +5 to -15 degree shot. The subject distance depends.
  • For exterior renderings, 30-50 mm focal distance is commonly used, with 5 to 40-degree low angle shot or 20 to 35-degree high angle shot. Moving camera to capture the space when the subject distance is set at 10-50 times.

Camera Angles for Exterior Design

The first step is to confirm the camera angle of the 3D rendering, including eye-level view, semi-aerial view, and aerial view. Next, it’s to identify the design highlight: the building itself, landscape, or other details? As for the exterior human eye, it is a fairly neutral shot angle, stimulating a standard human vision and thus present visual information through a familiar viewpoint, which refers to 160-180 cm height but not over 200cm. This angle shows the most important part of the building that we expect to see in real life or what the client cares most about. When the model built by CG artists are finished, the building can be viewed from various viewpoints by the camera, which is as same as the cameras we use in our daily life. To place the camera’s center point at the building, you can move or rotate the center point to create the perfect angle for your design.

Regarding the semi or aerial view, they follow the same rule of human eye when it comes to angle creation. Semi-aerial view shots at 200-1500 cm camera height. If there’s a lake in front of the building, the angle will set above from the lake surface, so that the reflection with ripples and the building itself create a vivid and dynamic view. Aerial view, is a completely different point of view, which has a camera height of more than 1500 cm. In this view, it is shown from directly above with a clear view of the buildings and the surrounding context.

Camera Angles for Interior Design

First, it’s to decide the space where should be spotlighted in the 3D rendering and confirm the camera’s direction inside the room. Based on the requirements of the clients and the built model, AIMIR will provide several options for checking the angles. The major concern of the interior rendering is to make the room look more spacious than it actually is. Following are a few tips about creating an interior angle.

  • Enlarge the space by lifting the object. In this way, reducing the ground space in the rendering so the whole space looks wider.
  • Elevate the camera angle, just like viewing the space at the higher space. This has the effect of diminishing the subject, making the space wider.
  • In some cases, clients offer a relatively confined space, but they would like to show the spaciousness. AIMIR will adjust flexibly with a camera outside the room. The camera behind the wall will show the room from a more complete point of view.

The focal distance of human eyes is 43 mm. Unfortunately, this focal distance cannot be used in 3D renderings because the back of human eyes is curved, the perception of the 3D rendering will be quite restricted. To be more specific, the view is fixed because the camera in 3D MAX is static, thus, the space seems to be narrower. Therefore, the focal distance should be set among 28 mm to 35 mm. This range is very close to human eyes’ so that there won’t be any distortion. In general, when setting the camera angle for interior 3D renderings, height, focal distance, angle and spatial atmosphere need to be taken into account. The camera height will be 1.5 meters in most cases, with variations in commodious spaces.

Other Camera Angle Deciding Tips for Interior Design

  • Do not become obsessive with the wide-angle camera. Distortion is the only thing wide-angle does for interior designs. Unless there are close subjects. Wide-angle works amazingly in confined spaces and close subjects.
  • Small aperture (f/14, 15, … even 32) is recommended if the whole room needs to be presented clearly. On the contrary, a large aperture of f/2.8 or f/1.4 is much desirable for photos where subjects are isolated. It results in a large amount of both foreground and background blur.

In summary, the camera angle is a contributing factor in making a marvelous 3D rendering. On top of that, the critical part still starts from a good design and timely communication between two parties. There are many tips you should keep in mind when creating the angle. If you have any questions about picking the right angle, why not contact AIMIR for more inspiration.

AIMIR’s Top 10 Photorealistic 3D Renderings of 2019

AIMIR’s Top 10 Photorealistic 3D Renderings of 2019

There were many provocative stories and creative designs emerged in the past year. In AIMIR’s yearly review, we have selected the top 10 stunning and eye-pleasing 3D renderings of 2019. What greatness we achieved in the past and the likes we received from our clients greatly inspired us to embrace the opportunities of self -improvement. We will stay true to what we believe and endeavor to offer realistic and attractive renderings for our clients.

Now, let’s enjoy this reviewing tour of all these amazing projects in 2019.

AM1 Mosque

Project name: AM1 Mosque

Location: KSA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Project: June 12th, 2019

Architects:  ** Consultants

The cubic mosque is designed to encourage “peaceful co-existence and openness”. It is the perfect combination of traditional culture and modern architectural style. The layout of this dome-less mosque is a glass box with a large open prayer hall. The mosque encompasses Main Prayer Hall (Men), Ladies Prayer Hall, Services Area, and Circulation and multi-purpose rooms. The aerial view showed the overall building and the surrounding context and in the two human eye level renderings, they depicted the glass box and its unique outer exterior construction. A minaret rose from the open-air space. More importantly, the dusk moon is the icing on the cake. It enshrined the image and make it more appealing.

Reizen Residence

Project name: Reizen Residence

Project Location: Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

Project: June 2019

Architects:  *** ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

This two-storey house, rose above a Florida street, enabling the homeowners to enjoy ample natural light. It was a renovation project with new ambitions. This new home took advantage of the siting to maximize the experience of changing daylight. Encompassed rush vegetation, a swimming pool and wood-made awning in the back yard, it’s a good place to relax and gathering. The interior was full of simplifying style. The marble dining table, white furnishing, and soft lighting intensified the theme of being elegant. All the details were carefully selected and placed. It created a serenity not often found in the center of this busy city.

His & Her Master Suite

Project name: His & Her Master Suite

Location: America

Project: March 2019

Architects:  * * of Chicago

Those renderings are made by the new technology- Corona Renderer. Corona Renderer is a modern high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for Autodesk 3ds Max, MAXON Cinema 4D, and as a standalone application. This project follows the design philosophy of luxury and premium lifestyle. The charcoal-colored wood cabinet, golden mental, crystal chandelier, and finest textures created an entirely new impression and reflect the very soul of modern. The interior details elevate the standard to an unprecedented level. These dramatic and eye-catching renderings have dazzled lots of people because it’s hard to tell if they are photos or renderings.

Collins Avenue Hotel

Project name: Collins Avenue Hotel

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Project: Jan. 2019

Architects:  * 3

The full-height glazed hotel fills transparency that sets it apart from the surrounding buildings. The guest rooms are wrapped by glass panels, which are cast in the Y shapes concrete boards to reference the “creative output of the locals”. With an open balcony and terrace, it offers visitors uninterrupted city views and exposure to sunlight. Besides, the carefully selected dusk mood and lighting blend into the context, nature and landscape unite and thrive.

The Walker Residence

Project name: The Walker Residence

Location: California

Project: June 2019

Architects:  **Design

This low-rise residence merged with the local landscape in California aimed to offer a comfortable living space for the residents. It’s necessary to establish a dialogue between the natural scenery and the architecture. The good images reveal the interiors inside the building as well as additional facade details. And the eye-pleasing vegetation throughout the building created a feeling of calm and serene atmosphere.

The Matt House

Project name: The Matt House

Location: America

Project: June 2019

Architects:  * URBAN

The client’s brief was to create a bright and fresh environment. The exterior covered with black steel panels and grey brick contrast the bright interior. This two-storey house accommodated with a rooftop deck and pool made the most of the space. The refinement of the project is found in the details, all of which create a perfect balance both inside and outside.

218 4th Avenue

Project name: 218 4th Avenue

Location: Nashville, America

Project: September 2019

Architects: No**

This 24-storey mixed-use development contained luxurious penthouses and common units rose toward the skyline. It features a reflective exterior comprising a mixture of materials including glass panels, satin-finished stainless steel, broad louvers and open balconies that make it further stand out from its brickwork neighbors. What’s more, this high-rise building gave access to the expansive view of the city.


Albany Building

Project name: Albany Building

Location: New York

Project: June 2019

Architects: ** Architects, PLLC

It’s important to combine the building with the surrounding when making a photorealistic rendering. The designer used red and white brick, featuring plenty of windows and open balconies, to transform it into a light-filled home. AIMIR has made two different scenes for this project. The snowy background blends with the building, adding holiday decorations to create joyfulness. Isn’t it warm and happy when you picture the Christmas day?

Commercial Building

Project name: Commercial Building

Location: Ash Shati, Saudi Arabia

Project: Jan. 2019

Architects: * Harasani Architects

The most attractive part of this project is the unique glass construction – Fritted Glass, which is a popular building element. It not only helps reduce glare and heat, protecting guest’s privacy but also gives the facade a distinctive look with patterns from simple shapes to intricate designs.

5 Star hotel

Project name: 5 star hotel

Location: Greece

Project: April 2019

Architects: **opos

Occupied on a sloping site in the resort of Greece island, this stone-wall hotel features rooms that open onto a communal deck overlooking the ocean. There are a private pool and leisure area in front of each guest room. It seeks to make optimal use of its setting without disrupting the untouched natural landscape.

AIMIR‘s principal ambition is to seek amazing ways to represent the power of ideas and help our clients to tell their stories via the most stunning and breathtaking 3D renderings. We offer the best-tailored service to meet customer individual needs. Let us know if you’re interested in working together!

Case Sharing: 3D Interior Renderings of Ella City Homes

Case Sharing: 3D Interior Renderings of Ella City Homes

Architecture visualization service, the latest advancement, garners a great pace for the years to come. It has been widely recognized as a helpful technology in the architecture industry. If you still struggle in hand drawing, it’s a good chance for you to embrace this new development.

Recently, we’ve done some interior renderings for Ella CityHomes, 9th & Colorado Denver, Colorado. Please read this article to find out more about this stylish and modern house.

There are thirty-five luxurious townhouses at 9th and Colorado within a private, gated community. Thoughtfully designed with lifestyle in mind, Ella CityHomes bring the comforts and amenities of a modern home to a brand-new walking community unlike any other in Denver.

Ella is part of a brand-new walkable city center in Denver. Tree-lined streets and open parks bring a sense of the outdoors to development just minutes from downtown. Front door access to dining, shopping, and community spaces. Urban living has never been more attractive.

Home is a place where you can unarm and have some private time with yourself. As it is shown in the renderings, the minimalism design covered the entire building. The bright color and stylish furnishing combined a joyful and comfortable environment to live.  It’s crucial to decide a style when you create a home. With a 3D rendering service, you can easily change the interior decoration and furniture to build the dream house.  Now,  Let’s take a look at the interior design of several of these houses through our stunning 3D interior renderings.

There’s no doubt that 3D rendering service greatly helps us to visualize the yet-to building with ease. If you need 3d renderings for your project, please feel free to ask for a quote at any time.

Interior 3D Renderings of Delray Beach Market, Florida’s Largest Food Hall to Open In 2020

Interior 3D Renderings of Delray Beach Market, Florida’s Largest Food Hall to Open In 2020

3D architectural visualization is a word-of-mouth approach for architects and designers because it’s a useful marketing tool for promotion and winning the bidding. In addition, it prevents designers from being tucked in the creative block. Making a beautiful and eye-catching design often requires a great deal of creativity and hard work. From a practical standpoint, 3D rendering service allows architects to envision the design and adding details, altering mistakes easily during the production process.

Now, here are several 3D renderings that will let you take a glimpse of what the mezzanine floor may look like.

Delray Beach is going to have a 60,000-square-foot, brand new food hall, Delray Beach Market, which will feature 35 chefs and operators. It is being billed as Florida’s largest food hall.

This four-story building will have multiple outdoor spaces including 220 garage parking spaces. Interiors feature a combination of industrial details but with a light palette for an aesthetic of modernism. We divide the dining sections into different design styles. It aims to provide various spots to indulge in. There are elements like wood furniture, bamboo chairs, large glass windows, colorful tiles, and local greenery throughout the hall. Besides, this open-plan design brings ample natural sunlight into the interior. The food hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

AIMIR CG is lucky to get involved in the beautiful interior design. The bigger challenge of this project is that there’s no design information at the beginning except for a bunch of reference images provided by clients. We have to model the interior only based on the references because we have no further supporting details. In order to better grasp the design highlight and essence of this project, our project manager has numerous meetings with clients. All the interior texture, material, furniture is carefully selected by our CG experts after understand what effect our clients are looking for. Even though we don’t have any details in the first place, with the exceptional 3D rendering skills and experience in making stunning 3D rendering, that wouldn’t be a big problem for AIMIR.

(The interior design is still being developed. The renderings do not represent the final design.)

AIMIR CG delivers high-quality 3D renderings, 3D animation, and Virtual Reality experiences for architects and developers around the globe. Please do not hesitate to ask for a quote when you have such needs. We are rather happy to make your design flourish!

3D Renderings of the Foundry High-performance Rowing Training Center in Cleveland

3D Renderings of the Foundry High-performance Rowing Training Center in Cleveland

We recently did a few 3D renderings for a rowing training center of the Foundry in Cleveland. The Foundry’s Rowing Center is located at 1831 Columbus Road in the Flats of downtown Cleveland.

History of the Foundry

In 2015, the Foundry’s historic complex seemed to follow much of Industrial Flats’ steps, fading into neglect and oblivion. Where once industry had built the town, currently the town looked as if it would waste away, sitting on one among its most precious resources- the Cuyahoga watercourse.

In 2016, a partnership with Cleveland Metroparks enabled the creation of Cleveland’s 1st community sailing center at the Historic Coast Guard Station at a strong drink Island (“The Station”). The Station was created in 1940 and abandoned thirty-six years later and has Saturday empty since. Like a lot of Cleveland’s city district, beauty had been left by the roadside as focus shifted to business.

Foundry Sailing operations began off the Wendy Park beach in 2016 and affected to a short-lived dock system at Edgewater dockage in 2017. The manufacturing plant began underwater demolition at the Station on Gregorian calendar month twenty-four, 2017 to get rid of decades of abandoned docks and infrastructure; by mid-September, a progressive dock system was completed within the basin of the Station, and manufacturing plant Sailing found a replacement, additional permanent home. Docks are in situ for eighteen dinghies, 3 J/22s, 2 plaid 10s, a 36′ schooner, and also the manufacturing plant fleet of safety boats.

3D renderings that cover all the details perfect design and improve realness as seeing the final images. If you need 3D rendering services to bridge the blueprint and reality, please feel free to contact us.

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