By producing high-quality, photorealistic images and animations of the interior design, 3D rendering can be a valuable tool for expediting a project. You may hire a team or do it yourself quickly and effectively generate visuals that best highlight your design by building accurate and detailed 3D models and rendering them in a realistic manner. Let’s see how to speed up an interior project using Interior Rendering Services.
Z Residence is a luxury house in Tokyo, Japan. 2 kilometers from the Tokyo Tower, this three-story property is nestled next to the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park. Tomo from SAAD is one of our friends in Japan, this time, he requested our 3D team to create 10 renders to show the majestic interior design.
Interior Rendering Process for Z Residence
#Stage 1: Briefing
As we mentioned millions of times, a good 3D rendering brief can be the accelerator of a project. To help the 3D team work fast and efficiently, we will take this project as a good example of how to provide a 3D rendering brief. Tomo, as we collaborated many times since 2016, is the expert in briefing. Here is the clear, concise brief with accurate and detailed information:
A Rhino model. A basic model that has the spaces created. It needs further refinement.
The elevations. Since it is an interior project, we don’t actually need information of the exterior design. However, understanding the whole picture is necessary to creating accurate interior images.
Floorplans and Views. Tomo kindly marked the camera angles, aka the views, in the floor plans. We’ve got all floorplans for three floors, the basement, and the roof. In total, we needed to create 10 images, which are: one entry, two pool, four master room and ensuite, one kitchen, one living room, and one dining room.
Material board. This material board outlines various materials as well as names and textures of different parts of the building, both exterior and interior.
Furniture layout. Because the model has no furniture for most of the rooms, this file marks details of furniture including location, design, brand (if available), color, and reference images.
Landscape plan. Since some of the views include outdoor scenes especially the garden, we’ve received the landscape plan for the garden. In this plan, the plantations are listed clearly with reference images.
Floor plans and views
After studying these files, our 3D modeler started to create the 3D models for this interior space.
#Stage 2: 3D Modeling
At AIMIR, we use 3ds Max to create 3D models for most of the times. A stunning 3D model is the key to make the work stand out.
The first thing we did was to input the Rhino model into the 3ds Max, sorting the lines, materials, and geometry, fine-tuning it. One of the key things to keep in mind in this step is to create with a clear picture of the whole project in mind. This will keep our 3D modeler stay focused on the aim.
This time, we paid great attention to the lighting and shading while creating accurate models. This is because proper lighting and shading are of great help for making models look realistic. For this luxury house with many large windows, we believe it is vital to use lighting and shading techniques. In the end, we shared ten views in the 3D model and Tomo was happy with them so that we could move forward to next stage.
#Stage 3: Applying Materials, Textures and Lighting
In order to create photorealistic scenes, our 3D artists firstly selected the materials and textures strictly based on the material board. At the meantime, set or adjust the lighting according to the scenes. Eventually, the colored drafts were completed and shared.
When we shared the colored drafts to Tomo, he replied back with comments. Especially, he wanted to:
Change the finishes of marble walls, benchtops, cabinets to matt;
Make the color of the glass darker;
Change the color of the pendants;
Add white appliances such as Miele microwave and oven.
In the meanwhile, we adjusted the drafts with the help of these comments. Soon, we moved to the next stage.
#Stage 4: Rendering and Post-production
In this stage, our 3D artists refined the scene to make it more realistic by rendering and post-production. During the process, the scenes were rendered in the rendering software and then added or adjusted the details in Photoshop. Furthermore, Tomo’s comments for the drafts are as below:
Adjust the concrete wall texture;
Add steel entrance door;
Change a couple of décors such as the carpet and blanket.
After all of the comments were modified, we shared the drafts to Tomo. He approved them and loved the images a lot. To specify this process, our professional project manager and art director was involved. This is to guarantee the quality of the work as well as the efficiency of communication between clients and our 3D team. This is our Quality Control system, you can check this article here for more details on how we guarantee the quality.
#Stage 5: Final Delivery of High-res 3D Renders
We created ten interior 3D renderings for Z residence. Please enjoy this luxury house in Tokyo.
We have to say we really love this amazing house. Our team enjoyed working with Tomo and would like to work on more architectural visualization project together. What’s more, with the help of 3D interior renders, we believe this house is a welcoming home for its future owners.
Love the renders? Want to discuss your interior project? Looking for a professional 3D team to take care of your exciting project? Contact us at AIMIR and get a free quotation for your interior or exterior project, and we’ll provide the best solution for your buildings!
When it comes to interior design, the first thing comes to your mind might be the endless redesign during the process. And 3D architectural visualization service is the game-changer here. It allows unlimited design changes in a short period of time. The interior designers are free to have a look at their vision in advance.
M Residence in California is a luxurious property and is waiting for its interior design. Joo, the founder of Studio JYO, which is a high-end interior design studio based in both New York and San Francisco, was looking for some 3D renderings of her design for this house.
In March, June, July and August 2021, it totally took around five months to complete all images Joo needed. In this case study, we will gather them together to give a full view of the process of this project.
In Joo’s picture, The M Residence will be a modern and minimal property with a warm natural tone. For this project, Joo provided CAD plans and we needed to build the model first according to the plan.
As to the views, Joo was looking at different camera angles for various spaces, namely:
The family room;
The living room;
The stairs space.
She asked for one view for each space. However, there would be additional views to demonstrate different designs.
3D Interior Rendering Process
These views were not created all together in one time. Actually this project separated into four phases throughout five months. Now we will focus on the working process in this blog, so we decided to share the story by spaces.
#1. The Kitchen
The kitchen is an open kitchen with an island which faces the family room. Joo had marked the camera angle in the CAD plan.
The floor plan for first floor with the marked view for the kitchen.
Based on the CAD plans, our 3D modeling artists built the model for this property and the furniture in it, and this is the kitchen view:
After we shared it with Joo, she came back with her comments promptly. She’d like to:
Make the desk narrower and desk feet thinner;
Add window casing;
Remove ceiling for second level.
The next stage is to add materials and textures on the model. For this project, Joo had prepared the material references in advance.
Also, Joo has her special requirement for the view outside the windows: she wanted the indoor spaces to standout. As a result, the views outside could not be too eye-catching. Thus, we adjusted the transparency to a lower level which still kept the natural scenery but less visible.
Please enjoy the final 3D rendering of the kitchen:
#2. The Family Room
The family room is served as a casual space for family members to gather. Following the same working process, we firstly checked the view in the CAD plan as shown below:
Next, our 3D artists selected the camera angle in the 3D model, added the materials, textures and lighting, and rendered it in 4K resolution. The below GIF shows the process and final image:
After we delivered the final images, Joo said she would like to update the design. In particular, she wanted to:
Change the dome pendant lights in the kitchen with three different options;
Replace the console table and chairs behind the sofa with three different options.
In order to make the images consistent, we needed to update both the kitchen and family room views. This time, it won’t take long to get the final results because our 3D artists only replaced a couple of items.
#3. The Living Room
There are two options for the living room, each with different rug, art and fireplace designs. The confirmed camera angle was a front view.
oo marked the camera angle in the CAD plan.
We soon got this view from the 3D model:
And these are the final works for two options:
#4. The Stairs
The stairs are an important space to bridge the mood. Here, Joo hopes to deliver a modern and minimalist interior for this property. Accordingly, she decided to go with four different options for the light fixtures. In 3D rendering, this doesn’t take a long time, and makes it possible to compare various designs at the same time.
Elevation for the stairs.
Our 3D artists built the models for four different lighting fixtures and shared the model drafts.
Since Joo wanted to see the different results of the wood treads and risers, we created different options for those as well. And the final images are here.
Soon, there were more light fixtures Joo wanted to try out. We collected the details and built the models. These are the final images for the new light fixture options.
Our renderings helped Joo with her presentation to her clients. She emailed us with the latest news about the property, which she wrote:
“It’s been great working with you!
It really elevated my work and presentations.
Need to find more projects to work on!
Here are some M snap shots!
We are still finalizing a few things obviously.
I’ll send you more professional shots once we are fully done and styled.”
We are very happy to work with Joo for this interior project! First, we love her brief. She is so well-organized and prepared lots of files, including CAD plans and various references. Second, the communication is easy. She always give the pinpointed comments on our drafts, and reply emails promptly. Last but not least, it is a challenging project! There were inevitable changes in the design during the working process. Joo prepared the information for the updated parts in advance, so that our process was smooth and fast. As a consequence, the final results are incredible!
At last, we’d like to share some site photos Joo sent to us. It is such a touching experience to see the design come to life little by little. The site is under construction now, and we’ll share more shots if Joo updates any in the future!
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