June 30, 2021
3D rendering is a powerful tool to help bring your 3D models to life. It takes your 3D data and creates a 2D image that shows a realistic recreation of your models. With these images, you can better convey your ideas to the world, market your products, or view a prototype and finalize the details of your product before you begin to produce it.
Used in a wide variety of industries, 3D rendering can do things like creating a video game and animated movie environment, creating prototypes of customized medical devices, or previewing interior and exterior designs before a company begins any construction.
What is 3D Rendering, and How is it Done?
3D rendering is the process of generating images from 3D model data, which allows you to view a recreation of your 3D models on a computer and see what your object would look like without actually having to print it.
To generate these images, a 3D rendering program takes 3D data and goes through it bit by bit to make a realistic rendering, along with placing it in an environment with realistic lighting and any other objects or data you want. To render the data, the program considers things like the texture and material of your model and the lighting of the environment it is in, attempting to recreate an accurate depiction of the texture, shape, and size of the object and accurate lighting and shadows in the environment.
3D rendering can be overwhelming and resource-intensive. The process of rendering 3D data requires managing several details, such as
- multiple material textures on complex models
- properly lighting the scene
- and, finding the best angle to render so that you can best view your creations
Generally, it is also resource-intensive; depending on the data, it may take a fair bit of time for the computer to process the data and properly recreate an accurate image.
At Digitize Designs, we offer 3D rendering services, taking your data and creating realistic 3D renderings so that you can better share your ideas with others. For more information or to request a quote, contact us today.