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For Argument’s Sake: Is Technology Crippling Artistic Capability?

Gone are the days where artists, engineers, and builders rely on pen and paper to sketch out their ideas. Today, everything is much more high tech. However, is that technology crippling artistic capability? Specifically, is it crippling the artistry in the field of architecture?


The art of creating buildings and structures that outlive the maker has always been a dream of everyone who worked hard to be an engineer or architect. To create something larger than ourselves—this was the ever lasting goal. We utilized whatever material we had in order to successfully build the image in our heads and mark it properly on paper.


The world today is fast-paced. Architecture is the same. Gone are the days when sketchpads and pencils are used. Today, everything is more tablet and screens. Images can be photographed and scanned in order to be manipulated on a digital scale. This opens up a whole different world for changing what is achievable in terms of building.

The Clash

Where there was once human ingenuity there is now software and shortcuts. Where there used to be thousands of hours of work, there is now speedy constructions of scales and models. Artistry in the field of architecture has always been a thing of wonder. Regardless of the medium you choose, it is ultimately the foundation of something that is build in the outside world.

Both traditional artistry and technology are both borne out of the human creativity. After all, no one ever said that there was anything wrong in keeping to traditional ways to capture visions. At the same time, just because you utilize the latest technology to materialize a client’s dream does not make you any less of an artist.

It is all about doing what you can with the materials that you choose to utilize.

End Notes

If anything, this argument goes either way—all depending on who is making the argument itself. While there are the traditional ‘artists’ that claim technology is robbing future generations of the sort of art that the masters gifted us, there are those that claim shenanigans on that. Architecture evolves. This is something that our history has proven time and time again. It does not matter which style is utilized to suitably convey a vision.

What matters in the end is that it is duly represented and has proper documentation. So, do you think that technology is crippling artistic capability in the realm of architecture?

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Thinking of Building Your Home? You Should Definitely Play This Game!

The journey to obtain a tangible plan for one’s dream home can be harrowing. Thankfully, there is a game that can be utilized to help even the most confused person to tug at the idea their dream home toward themselves.

Of course, we’re talking about The Sims Franchise. Let us explain.

The Sims

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This is a game that was originally and mostly still is a life simulation type of game. It transports players to different fictional towns and have them build their characters and live whole lives—even entire generations worth of lives. Now, you might be wondering how a life simulation game translates to a tool that can help capture the vision of a home.

One of the best things about The Sims Series is the fact that players can build homes from the ground up. You choose the lot size, the sort of topography you want your home to be on, and so many other things.

Here are a few reasons why The Sims would be a good game for those who are chasing the vision of their dream home:


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The only restriction that you will have when building your home is the budget you have. Of course, this is easy to overcome when you know the cheats that allows you to obtain more money in-game. Since the longest part of the game is often making the house, many players actually only stick with making the home rather than the life simulation.

If you play the latest game, there are more options and styles that are available to be used.


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There are pre-built homes in the game that can serve as the springboard of your home dream home. There is no rule that says that you cannot make your home be a combination of many different styles. However, if that is a bit forward for your taste, you can go through the collection of pre-built homes.

Go though how the rooms and floor plans are laid out. Use them to guide your own eventual home.

End Notes

The Sims Series is a franchise that has lived long not simply because of the realm of escape that it provides players. Many a budding architect has discovered their knack for building homes because of this game and this franchise. So if you have ever pondered over the type of home or even business establishment that you would like to have one day this game can help you grasp it better.

What’s great about this franchise is that the graphics and realism of the architecture is only getting better and better. Do you think The Sims Series is a game that should be played by anyone aiming to build their own home one day?

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Personal Attributes You’d Want for the Person Doing Your Architectural 3D Visualization

When picking someone to breathe life into your vision for a home or a building, it would be important they have certain personal attributes. Let us explain. A 3D rendering of an architectural goal is often serious business. It could be the result of several decades of planning and wishing. So it would not make sense at all to enlist someone who cannot bring this to life. In order to achieve this well, it would be important for the one doing the visualization to have certain characteristics.

Like these:


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A lot of the time, the client will have a vague idea of what they want as a final product. It is up to the artist, architect, or builder to sift through the descriptions and come up with a more tangible mockup of what the client may actually want.

This requires a significant amount of creativity. If the artist or person in charge of the rendering does not have this, you can expect something flat. Or worse: a slightly varied version of the same style that they have always used.


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Artistic differences are very real. No matter how carefully and well-executed an architectural 3D visualization can go, there might still be things that the client does not like or would like to change. As such, it would be important that the artist or renderer would be flexible enough to be able to take direction and correction accordingly.

Yes, there are those that would rather lose the client than to do any sort of changes to their design. This is why it would be important to work with someone who is flexible enough to put the client’s needs and preferences above their own.


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Even if the renderer does not work for a firm and is a freelancer, they must conduct themselves in a highly professional manner. This means that they must keep their personal feelings and opinions out of the project. While they are free to place an expert’s view toward the project. Ultimately, it is up to the client to determine the end result.

If they are not able to achieve this then there would be the issue of: whose vision is being brought to life anyway?

End Notes

The personality and qualities of the person doing your vision’s 3D rendering is as every bit important as the vision itself. After all, it would make no sense for you to want your vision brought to life—only to have only the artist’s vision brought to life instead. When it is the visual representation of your longest goal at stake, you should not take any chances.

Any mistake with the vision, measurement, or even the coloring can tarnish what should be a pretty special product. What personal attributes would you want for the person doing the architectural 3D visualization of your goal?

For those who haven’t found a reliable partner in the sphere of Architectural 3D visualization, check out this 3D studio under the brand of Faraday 3D.


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How to Conduct Professional Business with Rendering Services

Once you have decided to work with a rendering service, especially one that deals with 3D rendering, it is important to know certain things. Today, we look at how you may conduct professionally with them. What you must know beforehand is that a rendering service is nothing like fast food. It isn’t anything as simple as dropping by, giving your ideas, and expecting instant results.

If you are thinking of approaching a particular firm or rendering, do take these useful notes with you:

Know What You Want

While going to an artist or an architectural firm to build your vision can be the way things are done, you can do better. Before you spend money for a consultation (some firms offer them for free), it would be good to have a clear idea of what you want.

Bring pegs along with you. Is there a particular building or style that you liked through the years? Bring a photo of it with you. This way, the firm will be able to tell you if they can accommodate your desires. You will also save your time if you come across a firm that does not know how to translate your vision into reality.

Get It in Writing

Any business agreement should be protected by a contract. Before money exchanges hands, it is important that you have gotten all the details sorted out. What is the service that you will be expecting? How much time are you giving them to complete the project? What is the clause for any revisions? What forms of the project will you be obtaining?

Having everything neatly spelled out for all the parties involved helps to keep everyone focused on what is expected and what must be delivered.

Offer Your Input or Review

The best sort of reviews is given by the very people that choose to work with a company or business. After all, it is the people that are getting the service that would be in the best spot to detect any issues and what they wanted to be better.

At the end, whether you are pleased or not, express your opinions in a duly respectful manner. Do not let emotions run wild. Your dispassionate appraisal of the service you’ve received would better serve yourself and them. After all, you are helping them grow and you gain further understanding toward the type of service or product you consider being acceptable.

End Notes

Take it from those that have actually worked with and for such firms before. A lot of issues can be avoided if the clients also came in fully prepared and well-informed. While the companies themselves have the task of bring about the vision that is squarely locked in a client’s dreams, the client themselves have as much a role to play in building the final visualization.

The entire process would be a lot smoother if more and more potential clients were aware of how to conduct professional business with rendering service companies. How else do you think they can conduct professionally?

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Evidence Is Key: Why You Should Always Ask For Portfolio and Reviews

When it comes to the pursuit of a good 3D rendering service, there are a few things that you must do as a client before inking the final deal. You must ALWAYS ask for a portfolio and reviews. Let us explain. 3D rendering services can be a lot easier to come by now as technology and software has vastly improved. It is even highly possible to do the rendering yourself if you have the tools.

Still, it would still be best to get the handiwork of a professional especially if what you are trying to render is of significant importance. For example, you could be aiming to obtain a more realistic view of a building or a floor plan. That said, how exactly do you pick a good company to represent your visual interests?

Here are a couple of ways you can be assured that you are approaching a good 3D rendering service firm:


When you approach a company that offers rendering services on your behalf, it would only be smart to ask to see samples of their previous work. Any reputable service will have several on hand. It is important to get a hold of a portfolio because this is your reference point. Is their style something to your liking? Are their previous jobs close to the vision that you have?

If this early on you see a streak of similarities to all their projects, they may not be the ones you need. A rendering company needs to be flexible and needs to incorporate the needs of their clients rather than their own unyielding style.


In the world where the unpaid and freely given opinions of other people are readily available, reviews are easy to come by. Reviews regarding a particular business should be ignored. Social media has made reviews quite accessible.

From them, you can gleam more information about how forthcoming the business is. How many bad experiences have other people had? These can build toward your eventual decision to go with a business or not.

End Notes

One of the things that we should take advantage of is the high availability of information. Obtaining information that we can use in making our decisions is as easy as tapping a few spaces on a screen. When you are trying to obtain the best sort of service for yourself and your needs, it often pays to be informed.

Do not hesitate to look up reviews before you even approach a service or a company for your needs. While you should take information you get online with a grain of salt, it is ultimately the most reliable form of discourse that we can get our hands on. If you are about to make a decision that involves spending even a cent of your hard-earned money, it would be really wise for you to look up reviews.

On your end as a buyer or a potential client, why do you think it is important to ask for a portfolio or look up reviews?

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Two Risks When Working With an Unprofessional Rendering Company

When you are in need of 3D rendering, it is often best to go with a highly professional rendering company. Otherwise, you open yourself up to some pretty serious risks. When you work in fields that do actually require 3D visualization of a goal or an end product, it is important to ensure that the person or the company that you approach to help you bring your project to life.

If you’re wondering what risks come with an unprofessional rendering company, here are a few that we have encountered through the years:

Substandard Product

In the world of architecture, it is highly important that the 3D rendered image is up to scale. It must be able to accurately reflect the type of materials that are used and should be able to portray the measurements. After all, a majority of clients only believe in a project once they see a visual representation of it right before their very eyes.

An unprofessional rendering company has a history of delivering visuals that are simply not up to scale. The danger with this is that as 3D renderings are often the basis for blueprints, any incorrect information can be catastrophic down the road.

Excessive Fees

It is often difficult for many to think that an affordable 3D rendering service is actually possible. After all, not just anyone can create a proper 3D rendering. It takes skill and expertise and that usually does not come cheap. This is why there are unscrupulous people that charge quite high; despite the fact that they do not have the capability to provide a good product in the end.

The belief of “I’m paying a lot = I will get a good product” is an antiquated belief. It is something that unprofessional rendering companies do take advantage of. When you look at fees, do check to see if they are up to par and if you can, secure real time rendering to see if they are as good as they claim to be.

End Notes

Always be wary and keep a sharp eye out for any signs of unprofessionalism. It is better to spot any issues early on and correct it accordingly. For anyone who is working for an architectural field, this is a lesson that must be learned early on. If you spot any signs of unprofessionalism, it would be best to terminate the project with that firm or person. Your vision can still be salvaged and brought to life properly. All you need is a good firm—a professional one—to help see it through to fruition.

Check out Faraday 3D and how they visualizing architecture request from various clients.

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The Promise of Real Time: Simple Benefits of Real Time 3D Rendering

When it comes to presentations and building client trust, it is often important for firms to have a graphic artist or designer that is able to do 3D rendering in real time. Let us explain.

3D Rendering was always thought of as something that needed to be done in an office or (if the company was rather secretive) behind closed doors. As such, there was always such a mystery that surrounded the idea of coming up with 3D rendered images. If something, particularly a service, is not seen, it is inevitable that the credibility of the company or business will be called into question. In which case, what is a company to do?

Real Time 3D Rendering

This is the process or act of coming up with a 3D rendering of an image or a request, right then and there. These are usually executed right before the client themselves. These carry some pretty simple benefits:


If the client can see the expertise of the execution right there before their very eyes, it certainly boosts the credibility of the firm. This is particularly true for architectural firms.

Heightens Client Re occurrence

When a client sees that an architectural firm that they are working with is able to adjust the design as per requested or required, it surely inspires repeat clients.

End Notes

Understanding the need to have someone capable of delivering real time 3D rendering services is one of the key components of having a pretty reliable service. It does not really matter what field of profession your firm is in, in one point or another, you will need someone who can do 3D rendering. If you cannot, you then have the task of finding another firm that can suitably fill that need for you.

Mind you, there are many that charge rather steeply. In such case, it would be important to work with a firm that is able to provide you affordable rates.