Follow These Proactive Steps Before Ordering Your Architectural Rendering

Deciding on visuals for a new project but are unsure what to do next? You have probably thought of hiring a company to do an architectural rendering, which is a great next step. However, there are a few more things on the checklist to do first! Following the below steps before contacting a rendering company will save you time and money, and will...

Deciding on visuals for a new project but are unsure what to do next? You have probably thought of hiring a company to do an architectural rendering, which is a great next step. However, there are a few more things on the checklist to do first! Following the below steps before contacting a rendering company will save you time and money, and will help the final architectural rendering match up with you or your client’s vision!

1. Have an idea of what type of visual you would like

A helpful tip for figuring out what kind of architectural rendering you want is what you want to show: are you advertising a new community? Then you would probably want a drone integrated animated video, which is an easy way to see the entirety of a community. Do you want a rendering of a model home? With this you would probably want a still exterior rendering, whether that be ground level or aerial. You may want the interior as well, which can be digitally modeled with the help of floor plans. Or, even better, you can order a 360-degree panoramic tour so your clients can “walk through” the home or property. This is great for preconstruction sales before a physical model is even built or even replacing physical models all together.

At the very least, knowing what you are needing the rendering for, whether that be gaining investors, approvals, or for pre-construction sales, is ideal. Of course, if you are not sure which type of rendering would be best, you can discuss it with the team member or representative that is helping you! Explore the company website and check out what services they offer. For future reference, you can visit Artistic Visions LLC’s website to see high quality renderings and all kinds of visual services.

3D Rear Aerial Drone Integration

This architectural rendering is an aerial view, captured with drone integration. When looking to showcase how the property and amenities integrate with its surroundings, this is a great option!

drone integrated aerial rendering

This drone integrated architectural rendering, and other still renderings and an animated exterior and interior tour of the property, were requested with the goal of promoting the upcoming development and to gain preconstruction sales!

2. Gather all of the architectural plans you have for the project

Once you know what kind of rendering you want, you’ll want to gather all of the architectural plans that you have. This includes elevations, floor plans, landscaping plans, site plans, etc. PDF format is preferred, but CAD files or 3D Objects files (including but not limited to Rhino, 3ds Max, SketchUp) work as well. These plans are crucial for starting the modeling process!

Whether you need to speak with the client or do some thinking for yourself, before contacting a rendering firm you will want to have a good idea of the colors and materials you will be using. A lot of material suppliers have exact sample names for each of their products on their websites. Including this along with the company name is very helpful to the rendering artists; the more specific, the better!

In this screen shot from the Sherwin Williams website, above the color name you see two letters followed by numbers: “SW 6766.” This is the product code; whenever searched on google, it will lead to this exact color. Having these sample names will help the architectural rendering be closer to what you’re imagining.

If you don’t have specifics, that’s ok! Any concept photo found on the internet is helpful for the renderer to understand what style you or your client are looking for. If you do send concept photos, make sure to clearly label them for what room or area it is for, and specifically what you like from the photo.

What to gather colors and materials for:

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Trim
  • Doors & Garages
  • Fascia
  • Wall Colors
  • Flooring
  • Ceiling Details
  • Baseboards & Crown Molding
  • Doors
  • Window Treatment
  • Lighting Package
  • Countertops
  • Cabinets
  • Appliances & Fixtures

Once you have decided what kind of rendering you want, gathered all plans, and have chosen all of your colors and materials, now you have the ingredients for an architectural rendering! Go ahead and contact rendering company, sending them any and all information that you have. This information will help the company bring your vision to life.

In your email to the rendering team introducing yourself and your project, make sure to include as much of the above information included in the three steps mentioned above as you can. This makes it easier for the company to come up with an estimate for you, and can help the process run faster as a whole; this will help to have the renderings ready for your presentation meetings, pre-construction sales, virtual staging, variance approvals, and whatever else you may be needing these renderings for.

Of course, you may run into bumps along the way. For example, maybe your client decides they want to try a different color scheme, or see an additional view of the property. That’s expected! In this case, gather as much information as you can, and send to the rendering company as soon as you can. All in one email is helpful so the information is all together. This can be difficult sometimes when dealing with multiple investors or team members for instance. It is best to do this communication separately and then add it all together before sending to the renderer to avoid any confusion. It is important to know that most architectural rendering companies often have to charge if the changes being made are both significant and not specified on the original plans and proposal. This makes sense, as it results in more time they need to spend on the project that maybe wasn’t accounted for in the original proposal. This is why it is important to be proactive and have all of the information, including different versions that the client might want, from the start.

If you are currently looking for a trustworthy architectural rendering company, look no further. At Artistic Visions LLC, we put our clients first. We have a talented in house team who will be with you from the start and who is passionate about creating high quality visuals that will meet your needs. From floor plans to 3D animated videos to 360 Panoramic Tours in virtual reality, and now having an online sales solution, we bring skill and innovation to the rendering industry.

  1. Fill Out Our Checklist Based On Your Specs
  2. We send A Proposal Based On The Scope of Your Project
  3. Once You Approve the Proposal, We Get Started!
  4. A Preliminary is Sent & Await Your Edits If Any (Complimentary Edit Round!)
  5. After Making Your Edits, A Final Is Sent In Whatever File Type You Need (PDF, JPG, or PNG)
  6. We Look Forward To Working With You On Your Next Project!

By collaborating with our team at Artistic Visions LLC, you not only get first-rate, high quality illustrations, but you also get a one of a kind service focused on you! We hold our professional relationships as a high priority along with our consistent artistic and technological advancements. We have an excellent innovative hired team of architects, designers, an FAA Certified Pilot, and project managers who have years of knowledge and expertise in the industry. Located in historic Stuart, Florida, we can translate your ideas to portray your projects in the way you intended with excellent communication. With our in-house personal equipment and technology, we can service any location. By using our services and building a relationship with us, you can trust us to receive photo-realistic renderings at competitive pricing with a quick delivery time, averaging two weeks.