3D Modeling & Rendering for a Resort & Beach Club on Aegina Island, Greece: Case Study
There is no doubt that 3D rendering can be a powerful tool for travel agencies. By using 3D rendering services, you can not only achieve the “seeing is believing” effect, but also spark your clients’ interest for the trip.
Our client Leo from O-Lifestyle brought us this new exciting project on Aegina Island, Greece. It is a luxury club and hotel providing the opportunity to escape the normality of reality. At the same time, it is a redevelopment of an area where the hills underwent a forest fire a couple of years ago.
The old site.
This time, we built a 3D model from the scratch and created 3D renderings, and the result turned to be satisfying. In this case study, we described the whole process step by step, so that you can have a clear perspective of an architectural visualization project. Let’s check it out!
Leo was looking at different types of 3D visuals: 3D rendering and 3D floor plan. To specify:
- An aerial view of the harbor, demonstrating the masterplan of this resort;
- An interior view of the room, which gives a clear view of the hotel accommodation;
- An exterior view of the hotel, which is a close-up view showing the details of the hotel environment;
- A 3D floor plan to showcase the layout of the room.
Building the 3D Model
Leo summarized the references for the buildings and shared the masterplan, and we needed to build the 3D model based on these information.
According to the masterplan details, we knew the following:
- There are two rows of suits, and they are identical;
- The recreation area sits behind one of the suits, including brasserie, sky lounge, lobby, SPA & wellness, and linear pools;
- There is a lagoon with sand beach and waterfall;
- Facing the sea, there is a beach all-day restaurant club;
- Along the beach, there is a yacht floating docks and a yacht owners decked pathway & seating area.
After studying the above references, our 3D specialists built the model using 3ds Max, and it looked like this:
The aerial view & close-up view of the model.
Exterior & Interior 3D Renderings
First, let’s get clear of what we were looking at. The exteriors of the project consists of two views: an aerial and a close-up view. As to the workload, aka the time needed for each view, the aerial view took longer than the other one.
The Aerial View
To demonstrate 100% of the original site, Leo sent us some drone photos for photo-composition for the aerial view.
Part of the site photos.
The landscape plan.
After discussion, we decided to go with the camera angle facing the sea. In the rendering draft, we particularly:
- Embellish and add greenery to make a natural look of the barren hill because of fire;
- Adjust the lighting according to the original photo;
- Added materials and textures and make sure they are consistent with the tone of the original photo.
It didn’t take too long when we received Leo’s comment on the first round draft. As you can see, Leo gave us some comments on the placement of yachts and other minor adjustments.
Comments from Leo’s team.
Our 3D artists revised each details as in the comments. Here is the final result.
Leo loved the way we processed the hills behind. This aerial view is done.
The Hotel – Interior & Exterior View
Using the 3D model we’ve built, Leo pointed out two views he wanted: an interior view and an exterior close-up view.
Now, let’s have a look at the references Leo shared. In the references, our 3D artists were able to have a clear idea of the furniture plan and material board. This greatly helped the production process.
The process strictly followed the 3D rendering process: 3D modeling – material, texture & lighting – rendering & postproduction. After a couple of rounds of minor adjustments, the final images were complete.
3D Floor Plan
Floor plans are an essential part of real estate, and 3D ones give the viewers a true feel for the look and layout of a space. This time, Leo was looking for a 3D floor plan.
According to the floor plan of the units, our 3D artists built the 3D floor plan and fit the proper furniture in different spaces.
The floor plan.
By adding realistic material and texture, also recreating the beach and sea, the 3D specialists created the first round draft:
Leo’s team came back with their comments rapidly. This time, the comments particularly focused on the bathroom:
- Change the glass around the shower to a more vivid color;
- Add a shower head inside the shower;
- Swap the positions between the shower & the sinks-counter set, and adjust the size of each correspondingly.
As a result, we’ve fixed these issues in one day and delivered the final 3D floor plan!
The Final Results
Let’s show you the final renderings together. We’ve delivered them in 4K resolution as we promised. We believe once this resort is complete, it will be a memorable place for its visitors to enjoy unique holidays.
This resort & beach club is planning to open to public on 2023. Our renders are now on their website for marketing. We are honored to create 3D works for this project. Leo and his team is very nice and well-organized, and we’re more than glad to hear that they’re satisfied with our service. Our team hope to work with them in the near future.
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