If like us, you like being in the know of the best tools there is, you are going to love the next post. Using the right tools is important in any industry, but even more so when you are an architectural visualization artist. It does take some time and effort getting to know how a new tool works, but once you have found the one that enables you to do the best work you can most efficiently, we’d say that would be the perfect match, wouldn’t you agree?
Let us guide you through some of the best rendering software and plugins available today, and you will be able to decide for yourself whether you should continue using what you are using for rendering purposes currently, or make a switch. Let’s get started.
The name kinda says it all – you can expect super-fast rendering when switching to Octane Render. Even though this software is not as commonly used by other designers and architects, you should definitely give it a tryout. Their unique selling point is the fact that they strive to offer high-quality rendering outcomes much quicker than any other software in the market. How do they achieve this? By using your graphics card for rendering calculations.
Maxon is your all-in-one rendering and modeling solution. Yes, you heard right. When you switch to Maxon you will be able to easily draw up your model and render it quickly, easily and professionally all in one space. And don’t assume they lack quality because of this, you can expect beautiful end-products that’s ready to pitch to the client once you are done.
It’s a no-brainer why we simply had to include VRay by the Chaos Group on our list. Probably one of the most popular rendering software out there used by millions of architects and designers, VRay has been around for a long time. Expect a variety of effects and textures to wow your client with, making your renders as realistic as they can possibly be. An added bonus is of course due to the popularity of the product, you will be able to find tons of tutorials on how to use the software easily.
Also, another great software program used by the majority of architects and designers, Maxwell needs no formal introduction. The only con of this rendering software giant is probably the fact that it takes up to forever to get something rendered. If, however, you have a bag full of patience, and you realize that the best things in life are worth waiting for, you’d forgive their tardiness
What is your favorite 3D rendering software? We hope that you have found this post interesting and that you will find at least one of the software listed here helpful in your career.