3D Rendering Vs 3D Modelling

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3D rendering refers to the process of adapting the likeness of an object into the form of an image. 3D rendering employs the use of 3D software to create images to help better explain or market concepts. Technical drawings are often used as a framework for which a 3D model is constructed. Once the 3D model has been created, lights, textures and colors are added to bring the 3D scene to ‘life’. 3D rendering refers to the final step in the process where the 3D software computes all inputs to create a three-dimensional image out of a two-dimensional drawing.

Some of the more common applications of 3D rendering include architectural models of buildings and developments, interior design renders of rooms and homes and renders of products, and designs. With today’s rapidly advancing technology, it is possible to create a 3D render of just about anything imaginable.

3D rendering allows you to create renders of projects that are currently unavailable physically. Apart from being economical and convenient, 3D rendering allows you to study the design beforehand and understand how it would most likely look like in real life.

Simulations can also be done using 3D rendering. Today’s 3D models can be animated, allowing designers to understand the limitations of their vision. Through 360 degree walkthroughs of the space, building designs can be simulated to find out the most efficient arrangement of rooms and see what they will look like without having to move away from your computer screen.

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What is 3D Modelling?

3D modelling is the process of creating a virtual three-dimensional model using specialized software. A 3D model is a mathematical representation of a 3D object that can be rendered into images or animations using specialized software. 3D models are a collection of points, or vertices, connected by edges into faces, which collectively form 3D objects. 3D models also contain specialized vertices that simulate lights and cameras. 3D modelling may be used for multiple renders, making it easy to render two versions of an image, that may have different surfaces or different lighting, or maybe from a different perspective.

From deducing the scores of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of the 2D sketches to getting a one-shot picture of the architectural services, is what 3D modelling facilitates. Your design becomes more vivid and your clients can take a virtual tour of their construction projects. You can also quickly check whether a new plan is viable or check what small changes to the design would look like.

3D modelling makes the viewing experience a more compelling and satisfying one for a client as compared to viewing a 2D drawing. The vivid imagery lingers in the client’s mind for a longer period of time and the designer stands a better chance of winning over the customer. 3D modelling makes it easy to see the impact of any change on the overall design, thereby helping in reducing post-construction cost-incurring changes or corrections. It is also more accurate as the end construction shapes up to the conceived output as deduced from the 3D model.

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A 3D design can clearly show the physical dimensions of objects and their distance in relation to other objects in the total layout. This helps to see and adjust arrangements of objects based on their sizes to achieve varied objectives like space, movement problems, room size corrections, and so on.

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How is 3D Rendering different from 3D Modelling?

3D modelling produces a 3D file containing a geometric representation of an object that has three dimensions, like a real physical body. To make a 3D model, a 3D artist needs the exact sizes and complete comprehension of the form. 3D Rendering is an artistic representation of modeled objects in the form of a still image or animation. The resulting pictures or videos, called renders, are computer simulations of a shot or footage.

3D Rendering follows 3D Modelling

3Dmodelling and 3D rendering are two subsequent stages of a Computer Generated Image (CGI) creation. First, a 3D artist builds a 3D model. For most cases, a model needs a realistic look as if actually made of wood, stone, glass or any other materials. So the CGI professional textures it. Modelling ends here.

Then the 3D rendering process begins. At this stage, which is also called visualization, a 3D artist builds the scene. Namely, he arranges the models in a three-dimensional space, customizes lights, shadows and textures, and positions a camera, while also tuning several of its options. After everything is ready, the computation gets imagery.

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3D Models can be further reused in 3D Renders

A 3D model is very easy to modify – it can travel from render to render resulting in completely different pictures. There are visualizations built entirely on ready-to-use models. In practice, it means that one single model can find use in several shots and lifestyle images with different backgrounds, serving different purposes. Once created, a model can represent manifold color varieties and design options. Thus, one 3D model of a sofa is enough for 20 to 30 catalog images, as well as website and design presentations. When slightly optimized, it can even be included as a part of an application. In addition, the model can become a basis for 3D models of next year’s collection.

On the contrary, a render is much harder to edit, especially an animated one. Instead, an image or video is easier to store and display as it can be viewed on almost any device.

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How MagikTour Helps in 3D Rendering and Modelling

MagikTour by Foyr is a 3D visualization software – It is not merely an image or a video, but rather a virtual walkthrough or in other words, a software to browse through a 3D rendering. It provides an interactive experience for the client to look through the designed space in high quality and feel physically present. It helps designers create something out of mere images on a computer screen by adding depth, texture, and perception, making it an immersive experience for the viewer, and an excellent tool for an architect or interior designer to showcase their vision to their client.

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