Sep 14, 2013
AB design studio explores each project by utilizing 3D modeling and rendering techniques.
Typically, generating illustrations in the office consists of 2 primary processes:
- Building a 3D model in Sketchup or Rhinoceros3D, usually using drawings generated in Autocad or other drafting software, to use as a framework to build the geometry in 3D. Once the model has been fleshed out and of sufficient detail, materials and textures are applied and finally that model is then rendered in V-Ray, which produces a much more accurate and realistic image in terms of daylighting and materials. This is then taken into Photoshop and Illustrator to add any adjustments to color balance, saturation, contrast etc., as well as adding in any final touches such as people, plants, and any artistic touches to enhance the final output.
- Drafting plans and elevations in Autocad, which are then used as a background to be illustrated over in various mediums such as pen, colored pencil, or marker. Sometimes a simpler 3D model is built, and views exported from that model in black and white line work are then used as underlays for hand illustration or Photoshop post-processing to add color, material and life to the final image.
Check out more of the latest rendering portfolio in the "CURRENT" section of our website!