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How to Outsource 3D Renderings

You’ve officially landed your dream client, but now the real work begins. It’s time to start laying the foundation for your upcoming project, and most importantly, communicating your vision. Here’s the catch: those dream clients are having a difficult time getting on board with your mood boards and floor plans. You quickly realize it’s time to outsource 3D renderings.

Knowing where to start with renderings can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We connected with the industry experts at Duke Renders, and they’re walking us through their process in three easy steps. They’ll share why outsourcing 3D renderings can make for a more effective workflow, so you can focus on the presentation elements you love most.

 

A guide to outsource renderings for interior designers

Photography: Madeline Harper

 

A Designer’s Guide to Outsource 3D Renderings

 

Going into a design presentation can be nerve-wracking—especially if your client has difficulty envisioning the big picture. But after speaking with dozens of designers, we’ve found that opting to outsource 3D renderings can be one of the most important investments into your business. 

A 3D rendering does what a mood board, floor plan, or even 2D sketch cannot—it gives clients the most realistic sense of what their new space will look and feel like. While 3D renderings certainly aren’t necessary for small-scale furnituring projects, they are an excellent tool for construction projects involving kitchen cabinets, built-ins, fireplace design, or staircase design. 

Ready to learn more? Our friends at Duke Renders are giving you a quick overview of what to expect from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

Why Use 3D Renderings?

 

 

  • Instantly brings a vision to life.

 

  • Allows designers to present with greater confidence.

 

  • Helps inspire your clients immediately.

 

  • Allows for more efficient meetings.

 

  • Heightens the overall client experience. 

 

 

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How it Works:

 

A Step-by-Step with Duke Renders

 

STEP ONE: SUBMISSION

 

It’s time to put together all the specs! The Duke Renders team will email you a link to a personal Google Drive Folder, where you will submit all of the information about your project. Inside the drive, you will find different folders to upload your files, including: mood boards, drawings, photos of the space, and extras. 

 

TIP: Whenever you outsource 3D renderings, more is more. The more information you can provide upfront, the better quality your results will be. 

 

In the drive, you’ll also fill out a submission sheet where you’ll add the spec for your space, including:

  • Category
  • Item Name
  • Location
  • Links
  • Specification
  • Images
  • Notes

 

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Design: Lindsey Brooke Design | Rendering: Duke Renders

 

STEP TWO: CLAY DRAFTS

 

In 3-5 business days after your initial project submission, Duke Renders will present you with the clay drafts. A clay draft (shown below) is an image without color or texture and is used to help inform:

  • Camera angles.
  • Placement of items in the space.
  • Any minor adjustments.

 

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Design: Lindsey Brooke Design | Rendering: Duke Renders

 

STEP THREE: DELIVERY

 

After receiving your feedback on the Clay Drafts, Duke Renders will apply textures, materials, and lighting. Once everything is finalized, they’ll deliver the final images to share with your clients.

Curious about timelines? Here’s what a typical turnaround looks like:

  • Interiors: 7-10 business days
  • Exteriors: 10-12 business days
  • Panoramas: 10-12 business days

 

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Design: Lindsey Brooke Design | Rendering: Duke Renders

 

“Duke Renders has been an absolute lifesaver when it comes to my projects and sharing visuals with my clients. They do everything from floor plans to elevations, 2D drawings, and renderings. And the best part? The quality of their services keeps my client process clean, easy, and beautiful.⁣”

Lindsey Brooke Design

 

To get started on your next rendering, visit Duke Renders or reach out via email: info@dukerenders.com.

 

 

Featured image by Amy Bartlam


 

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