As important as the design of your building is, the way you present it to your clients or investors is also key to a successful project. Using the tools available the best way possible is the best we can wish for.
And as we have discussed, generating rendered images is always an important step of the design in a project, and these images can have many different purposes or come in different phases of the workflow. Either to have a fast look at how some specific part of the building is looking like, or to make the final presentation material of the project to clients or to competition submission, the process of generating this images is similar, passing trough the steps of selecting what software will be more useful, paying attention to the modeling and testing the lighting setup that enhances the most your building and shows the story you want to tell with that image.
Sometimes is not even necessary to go trough the entire process, in case of a sketch phase where image drafts are not needed to be realistic yet, inside Revit we can use many Visual styles and Graphic Display options to explore and create more conceptual-like images, or even floorplans and sections, there are also Add-ins with further options.
Modeling and testing the lighting are the next most important steps, the model should be what is called “healthy”, meaning that the file will not be unnecessarily heavy and full of unused families, other aspects about it can be read in the previous article. The lighting will play the major role of bringing the life to our interior space, and exterior , we spoke further about it in.
Finally, for rendering with V-ray in Revit, as we already did test-renders there’s not much left to do, we just need to make sure to have the correct settings, with the materials and lighting fixtures at the best version of our test-renders, to then select the quality of the image and its resolution (size). The higher the quality of render we want, more time the software will take to process it.
Don’t forget that a render image is telling a story to who sees it, and so, adding objects for decoration and people cutouts is always going to bring and extra feeling of a real space instead of just an empty building, further post-processing using photo editor software can take the realistic feeling of an image even higher.