April 11, 2012, 09:47:05 pm
Sometimes I do small projects in between and help clients with tight budget. This is where I usually jump in because my company base costs are not that high plus I have a good model-library at hand to fill my scenes quickly and a streamlined workflow to get my work done.
This time a client needed an aerial rendering in 7k resolution for a marketing billboard which I was to deliver. There are 15 land plots and he had only around 800â‚¬ at hand to get it done in a decent and bright colorful look. Release shedule was - as usual - as soon as possible so the overal time from start to delivery was around 10 hours.
For such projects Lumion3D is nice because of its large library of people, cars (although I have my own for closeups), surrounding houses and rock solid import of highpoly models via OpenCollada. Lumion imports a lot of crap meshes I never believe an app could handle.
Each house has 200k triangles and from my library of "generic" german looking houses. There was no problem with the import. Lumion3D low-poly buildings fit the surrounding very well. It was blurred to keep the focus on the area. The white buildings are already sold and currently build.
Other weapons of choise were RailClone, Photoshop, 3ds max.
Client wanted this saturated look for his billboard. So if he is happy I'm too. With more budget a client would get a better surrounding with high-res terrain imagery for the foregorund plus better design on surrounding houses and gardens, more details on general textures and additional houses and garden-designs.
Link to 3k res: http://pure3d.de/project-images/pure3d_viz_aerial_rendering.jpg