Photorealistic rendering has been used widely in TV and film, both in fictional dramas and documentary footage. From an engineering point-of-view, one of the best uses of photorealistic CAD animation is in the History Channel TV series “Life After People”.
In this award-winning program, buildings and objects are shown in their modern and time-ravaged form, as they succumb to the elements in an imaginary world where people have suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth. Using advanced engineering animation methods, developed in-house, viewers are able to see buildings and bridges tumble to the ground, pressurized factory chambers explode and liberated zoo animals stroll the overgrown streets of Boston and New York.
As well as being entertaining, programs like this show what can be achieved at a more mundane level, when designing vehicles, buildings and other objects using 3D rendering tools. One area where it’s of use is in architectural design. Although visualization and animation techniques can create informative ‘walk throughs’, the end-effect is often sterile and unrealistic. If you’re trying to persuade local people that a new shopping centre or housing estate would be a good idea, it’s useful to show it as it will appear in the future, when the shrubs have matured and the brickwork darkened a little. Photorealistic rendering can be used to good effect when selling an idea to city planners.
If you want to envisage an idea, we at Enventure Technologies use the very latest photo realistic rendering software to bring make your design a reality.