Renderbee Recap: 2017 Highlights

Many things have happened to Renderbee last 2017. Projects finished, events attended to, and plans accomplished. Some of the highlights of this year are as follows.

WorldBex 2017

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The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition 2017, or WorldBex, is considered as one of the biggest annual conventions in the industry. There were hundreds to thousands of exhibitors and guests who attended and Renderbee was one of them.

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Our goal was to showcase virtual reality to the construction industry so that project developers can utilize the latest technology in their future endeavors. Both developers and architects graced our humble booth and tried out the HTC Vive to experience the VR walkthrough developed by Renderbee.

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REEM 2017

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Real Estate Expo Manila 2017, or REEM, held two events: a press conference and an expo. Renderbee was chosen to be the official VR partner for both events.

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Our CEO, Ms. Maricar Nepomuceno, was one of the panelists of the presscon and shared some of her insights on virtual reality in the real estate industry and discussed how Renderbee could help innovate the market for agents and firms using the technology.

 

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This was further expounded by our Project Manager, Mr. Adrian Pedroso, during the REEM 2017 expo.

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The team designed a new VR showroom specifically for demonstration and the booth was soon packed. Real estate agents and architects got to experience virtual reality that sparked their interest in virtual reality.

Renderbee Remembers

In between these two events, our artists also took the time to remember our country’s history. Renderbee Remembers was our tribute to the Philippines’ iconic landmarks to celebrate the heritage and craft of architecture.

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We started out with the Aguinaldo Shrine in Cavite to celebrate the 119th independence of the Philippine Republic.

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Our next feature was the Manila City Hall to honor its establishment on the month of August. Both of these renders were designed and modeled by Renderbee’s professional artists.

Renderbee in 2018

We were definitely busy bees last 2017 and we won’t be slowing down any time soon this 2018. We’ve already got a few things brewing for the first quarter of the year such as events and campaigns. We may also be returning to some of the expos mentioned above. So as 2017 finally ends, we would just like to thank everyone who was a part of last year’s journey. We are looking forward to seeing and working with you soon.

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3 Software to Utilize for Architectural Visualization

From Henry Goss’ and Richard Keep’s Nairobi Tower design to Studio Ghibli’s “The Red Turtle”, 3ds Max is still seen as an essential tool for architectural visualization and animation. AutoDesk 3ds Max has been one of the top contenders for 3D artists throughout the years because of its versatility in features.

But a plethora of software exists in the market. And if some details need polishing, post-processing, texturing, and editing done to make designs look better, what else can you use?

Here are a few software that you can integrate together to design your projects.

SketchUp

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A basic 3D software good for sketching concepts. SketchUp is useful for laying down ideas for bigger plans which is ideal for architecture and interior design students who are just starting out with 3D modeling or transitioning from traditional sketching.

Adobe Photoshop

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Photoshop has become a verb nowadays regardless of what image editing software you’re using. That’s because Adobe has created one of the most vital programs for all kinds of artists. It’s great for post-processing, enhancing, texturing, and last-minute editing for your architectural designs.

Unreal Engine

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Not exactly a 3D modeling software but it can be a handy tool for architectural visualization. Unreal is a game engine used to design, develop, and build video games. 3D artists now incorporate it into their pipeline to texture, light and compose scenes.

What You See and What You Use Matters

3D generalists are increasing fast and software development is prevalent in our times, so learning different types of programs can be helpful. Learn to utilize various software and assimilate the ones you feel comfortable with. Only then can you visualize your project better using all types of tools and work efficiently.

The devil is in the details when it comes to 3D modeling in architectural visualization. Learning which software to use takes a lot of time, effort, and patience.