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Secrets Behind Interior CGI Projects

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Introduction: Unlocking the Secrets Behind Interior CGI Projects

Welcome to Archilime Academy's insightful exploration into the practices of Archilime Visualisation, a leading visualisation company in the UK.

In this blog post, we delve into the meticulous process of managing interior CGI projects with precision and expertise. As an educational platform dedicated to empowering aspiring visualisers, we recognise the value of studying industry best practices to enhance our skills and understanding. Through our case study on Rolle Gardens, we unveil the strategies and methodologies employed by Archilime Visualisation to navigate the complexities of interior design visualisation.

By establishing a trusted and safe process for their artists and fostering open communication with clients early on, Archilime Visualisation upholds the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship in their work. Join us as we lift the veil on the secrets behind interior CGI projects and discover how transparency and collaboration pave the way for stunning visualisations that captivate and inspire.


Rolle Gardens - Concept Board Creation

Why do we make concept boards for CGIs?

Before diving into the creation of CGI representations for your interior design project, we embark on a crucial preliminary step: developing concepts for your space. These concept boards play a pivotal role in communicating our vision, offering you a preview of the look, feel, and ambience we aim to achieve. By compiling various design elements such as colour schemes, textures, patterns, furniture pieces, and accessories into a visual format, we provide a clear roadmap for the design process.

How does this service improve the outcome of my CGI?

Incorporating concept boards into the interior design process offers numerous advantages. They serve as a vital tool in ensuring alignment and satisfaction with the chosen design direction for your spaces. Through comprehensive conversations with you, we gain insights into your target market, desired design themes, and specific ideas for incorporation. These boards facilitate discussions, allowing for feedback and input early in the design process, thus minimising potential feedback loops later on. They provide a roadmap for the design, guiding us to stay on track and fully align with the agreed-upon vision for the space.

Will the furniture used in the images be copied exactly in my CGI’s?

While we aim to select models closely resembling the items depicted on the concept boards, it's important to note that exact matches may not always be available in our library. In such cases, we strive to find similar alternatives that align with the agreed-upon style, materials, and colour palette. Additionally, we welcome discussions about any specific furniture pieces you wish to incorporate into your design, as we can accommodate more bespoke items to tailor the design to your preferences.


Case Study: Rolle Gardens - Outline of the Interior Process

Our project, Rolle Gardens, provides a concrete example of how concept boards streamline the design process and ensure a shared vision from the outset. Let's take a closer look at the key stages, accompanied by imagery that illustrates our journey:

concept board sample

Concept Board Presentation: The first image showcases our initial concept board presentation. This visual compilation of design elements serves as the foundation for our collaborative discussions and guides the direction of the project.

sketchup massing with empty room

Interior Massing in SketchUp: The second image offers a glimpse into the early stages of the design process, featuring a screenshot of the interior massing space modelled in SketchUp. Here, we lay the groundwork for the spatial layout and architectural features.

rendered draft showing material and light

CGI Rendering - Textures and Lighting: In the third image, we witness the transformation as the SketchUp model is rendered into a CGI, showcasing the application of textures and lighting to bring the space to life. This stage breathes realism into the design, allowing us to evaluate the interplay of light and materials.

sketchup scene showing models and prep

Furniture Placement in SketchUp: Moving forward, the fourth image presents another SketchUp screenshot of the same view, now populated with furniture models. Here, we refine the design by carefully selecting and placing furniture pieces that align with the concept board vision.

final CGI output

Final CGI Rendering - Complete Scene: The fifth and final image provides a comprehensive view of the completed scene, incorporating all elements – materials, lighting, and furniture – into a cohesive whole. This rendering represents the culmination of our collaborative efforts, resulting in a visually stunning depiction of the envisioned space.

Each image in this series offers a glimpse into the iterative nature of the design process, highlighting the progression from concept to realisation. By leveraging concept boards and engaging in open dialogue with our clients, we ensure that every decision contributes to the creation of spaces that inspire and delight.


Conclusion: Bringing Your Vision to Life

Concept boards play a pivotal role in our design process, providing a tangible representation of the intended style, atmosphere, and functionality of a space. If you're struggling to visualise the potential of your spaces or effectively target your desired market, we're here to help. Explore our Archilime Academy offerings, including the "Complete Guide to V-Ray for SketchUp" online course and V-Ray for SketchUp online training courses, and discover how you can enhance your visualisation skills and bring your vision to life.

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