Comparing Renderings to Photography

February 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
 

Rendering

 

 

 
 

view 2 photoOptical View 02 Photo Photograph

 

As I’ve also mentioned in other posts, it is not often I get to see the final results in a project as I am usually involved early on in the process. When an opportunity comes up it’s good to see how close I was able to get it.

The project shown here was an in house project for our new showroom in our west coast office. The renderings are on top, the final photographs on the bottom.

 

Rendering

 

 

 
 

photograph-2Optical Showroom 01 Photograph

 

There are a few differences in the images.  First off, the rendering was completed a few months before construction began. It was created using only the CAD drawings provided by the designer. Changes were made in the interim between when I completed the rendering and when the final photo was taken. The design of the space, the furniture, placement, and materials were affected by these changes.

The “final photography” (was not shot by me) it was shot with a cell phone by a sales-person. The format is slightly different, the white balance is off, and the verticals are not vertical. The rendering was adjusted for all of these as part of the process.

Regardless of the sight differences, the two images are quite similar. Important things to note in the comparison is the color and scale of the materials as well as the lighting. These are areas that need to be correct in order for the clients and designers to make decisions. Often times when looking at renderings we get lost in the artistic aspect of the image itself forgetting that the point of the image is not only to convey information, but to convey that information accurately. Architectural renderings really should be extensions of the architectural drawings themselves, in that they are as useful as a plan, section, or elevation.


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