Thanks to everyone who came out last week to sip cocktails and share information about current rendering techniques. From our lengthy conversation it became apparent there are two dominant modelling software packages currently in use in the Indianapolis market. Some firms use Sketchup for renderings (often using Podium or V-Ray as their rendering engine). Other firms use Revit for modelling. One benefit to using Revit for schematic design and early renderings is that the design team is only maintaining one digital model; there isn’t a need to coordinate between different computer programs.
It seemed universally apparent that all computer generated images look better with a healthy dose of post production entourage added with Photoshop. These flourishes often help create a more artistic vision of the project as opposed to the somewhat pristine or clinical product produced directly from a rendering program.
Stay tuned to our email newsletter for our next event and make sure you RSVP (space will be limited).
What: Hotel Tango Whiskey, Happy Hour + Rendering Techniques Discussion
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Please RSVP: Eventbrite
Fall is here, winter is coming, and there’s no better time to sample the spirits from the newest distillery in downtown Indianapolis. Besides being a good time to meet and network with other YAF people (and discuss how best to make an Old Fashioned) we’ll be talking about rendering techniques. If you have a recent rendering your firm has done (or that you have worked on personally) make sure to bring a printed copy and a brief understanding of the process that was used to produce it. As added incentive we’ll be buying a drink for the first 3 attendees to show up with a rendering. Additionally we’ll include all renderings in the Event Recap we post on YAFIndy.org.
Even if you don’t care about renderings feel free to join us for drinks. Bring your friends from your firm or from your days back in school. This will be a good time to meet some of your architectural peers, grill the competition about design mistakes you’ve read about on IBJ, or ask for a recommendation on who is hiring around town. We only have 3 events left before 2015 begins.
See you there.