- Give the image depth
One of the most effective techniques to make your model look like photographs is the correct camera settings in the scene. Do not neglect the depth of field and use it to quickly achieve expressiveness. This technique can also distract the viewer from a problematic place. The elements in the foreground will create a mood, and a slightly blurry architecture in the background will still look impressive
- Ideal subjects do not exist. In nature, you will never see perfectly straight surfaces and faces. Always somewhere there is a deviation, a chip, an unevenness. At first glance, it may seem that this is an insignificant nuance that you should not waste time on, but the person’s eye is very sensitive to such kind of details and will immediately notice something wrong.Therefore, all visualizers first of all intentionally spoil and distort the models, so that they become closer to our imperfect world. For example, in an interior the fabric will always be distributed with uneven folds, and the outer elements are slightly deformed.
- Use evening images.
Twilight shots always look profitable. The soft glow emanating from the inside gives the whole environment a cozy atmosphere. The main thing here is to accurately arrange all the lighting sources and observe the real settings of each element. Do not forget about the individual parts, like the under-water illumination, which will allow the image to be taken to a completely different level.
- Textures can spoil everything.
Poor-quality textures and poorly developed materials will ruin even good architecture. Always try to pay more attention to the development of key elements, which are immediately glimpsed. Especially it concerns glass surfaces, whose thickness and transparency require a delicate approach.
- Give more drama.
In the fictional world of architectural visualizations, they try to withstand clear and sunny weather, in which the precise contours of the shadows make it possible to further distinguish the shape of the building. But do not neglect the more extreme weather conditions. They can help strengthen the atmosphere, add character and create a more believable picture.
- Give the object a few years to live.
Another effective way to breathe life into your renderings is to use aged textures. Already a year after the construction of snow, rain and scorching sun will make significant adjustments to the external appearance of the building. This does not mean that the object will immediately acquire a non-presentation form. On the contrary, such details add more realism, and the customer will no longer have doubts about the concept.
- Make a mess.
The harsh truth is that neat interiors are only on the pages of glossy magazines. In life, such concepts collapse on the first day, when the object begins a real life. But this can and should be used when working with visualizations. Spread a few stacks of magazines, drop something “accidentally” on the floor, put in a loose order a set of outdoor furniture in front of the building. It will take you an extra half hour, but then immediately your object will heal.
- Nature will always help
Many neglect the elaborate environment, believing that only one advantageous perspective will be enough for a successful submission of the project. But in the end everything turns out the exact opposite. A non-expressive group of random trees in the background or several identical shrubs before the entrance conveys their vague mood and the object itself. Professionals advise giving the environment in which the object is located, as much time as processing the architecture itself. Otherwise, all the long work will eventually go wrong.