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.
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