Arch 438 Design Visualization Summer 2021

Design Visualization

Course Description:
This course is an in-depth exploration of new visualization techniques to support and express architectural design through 3D rendering. Topics covered will include: 3D modeling, cameras, lighting, material mapping, & rendering output. Presentation concepts covered include: storytelling, rendering style, visual mood & image composition.

Prerequisite: DC II or permission to take the course

Syllabus:

Arch 438_SU21_Syllabus

Professor:
Alphonso Peluso: peluso@iit.edu

 

Past Final Examples:

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Summer 2020 (Coming Soon)

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Summer 2019 (Coming Soon)

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Summer 2017

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Fall 2016

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Fall 2015

Arch438 – Design Visualization – Summer 2015

 

Past Midterm Examples:

Arch438 – Design Visualization – Fall 2016

Arch 438 – Design Visualization – Fall 2015

 

People Cutouts:

http://www.nonscandinavia.com/

https://www.mrcutout.com/

https://beta-visuals.com/downloads/

https://architizer.com/blog/2d-people/

http://skalgubbar.se/

https://xoio-air.de/2013/cutout-people-greenscreen-sitting/

http://trzyde.blogspot.com/p/freebies_5.html

http://www.immediateentourage.com/

http://www.viz-people.com/

http://www.gobotree.com/

http://www.epictor.com/

 

3D Furniture:

Furniture References: Try finding .3dm or .obj files if possible

https://flyingarchitecture.com/  (note: texture map sizes are very large, it helps to resample smaller)

https://www.turbosquid.com/

https://grabcad.com/

https://dimensiva.com/free-3d-models/

For Mesh Models: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/

 

HDRI Backgrounds:

http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html

 

Class Tutorials and Assignments:

Class 01:

Visualization Firm of the day: Neoscape

www.neoscape.com

Cameras:

All About Cameras ‚Äď Make cameras from existing cameras. Make a new camera. Camera Types, 2 point, perspective, parallel, orthographic, Lens Length, Named Views

Assignment:

Use a past studio project and create three named camera views. Create (2) exterior and (1) interior named camera view. In Rhino, model, open, or import the first few floors of a past studio project, add some additional building elements or objects to create shadows. Note, do not add too many building elements. The objective is to slowly build up your 3D Model. Create a rendering of the final result using the Rhino renderer. Save the file in JPEG format.

Make an 11×17 PDF file with 3 rendered name views of your studio project (practice image composition and board layout)

Include Image Captions, Your Name, Arch 438 Design Visualization, Summer 2021

Submit the PDF to the shared google drive

Please save your files in a folder Firstname_Lastname

Please save your work as a  PDF Firstname_Lastname_Assignment#


Class 02:

Visualization Firm of the day: Hayes Davidson

www.hayesdavidson.com

 

Rhino Sun and SnapShot:

Rhino Cameras and Named Views, Rhino Sun, Rhino Snapshots

 

Rhino Cameras, Sun, & Snapshots Video:

Assignment:

Watch the video above. Create renderings of the final results in JPEG format.

Next use the video concepts and apply them to a past studio project.

Make (1)11×17 PDF file with (2) pages.¬† The first page should have 3 renderings from the video and the second page should have 3 renderings of your studio project (practice image composition and board layout)

Include Image Captions, Your Name, Arch 438 Design Visualization, Summer 2021

Submit the PDF to the shared google drive

Please save your files in a folder Firstname_Lastname

Please save your work as a  PDF Firstname_Lastname_Assignment#

 

Class-03

Note: There is no class next Monday for Memorial Day.

 

Class-04

Visualization Firm of the day: DBox

www.dbox.com

Rhino Basics For Rendering #01:

Ambient Light, Directional Light (Sun), Creating Cameras, Show Camera F6, Lens Length, View Undos, Ground Plane Reflection, Background, Open Last Rendering, Shadow Adjustments, Viewport Display Settings, Quality, Hybrid Drawings: Viewport Display

Rhino Rendering Basics Video:


Assignment:

Open the Rhino File you made during the video from last class. Watch the video above. Create a rendering of the final result in JPEG format.

Next use the video concepts and apply them to a past studio project. In Rhino, model or import some additional building elements or objects to create shadows. Note, do not add too many building elements. The objective is to slowly build up your 3D Model. Create a rendering of the final result in JPEG format.

Make an 11×17 PDF file at 200 PPI with both renderings (practice image composition and board layout)

Include Image Captions, Your Name, Arch 438 Design Visualization, Summer 2021

Submit the PDF to the shared google drive

Please save your files in a folder Firstname_Lastname

Please save your work as a  PDF Firstname_Lastname_Assignment#

 

Class-05

Visualization Firm of the Day: Flying Architecture

www.flyingarchitecture.com/

Rhino Basics For Rendering #02:

Basic 3D Model, Camera, Sun, Background Color, Viewport Display, Background Color, Resolution, Quality, Transparent Background (.png)

Rhino Materials:

Square, Seamless, Low Res, Mapping Widget, Box Mapping Widget, Marble, Brick, Glass, Where do my material map textures go?

Videos:

Assignment:

Use the video concepts above and apply them to a past studio project. In Rhino, model or import some additional building elements or objects to create shadows. Note, do not add too many building elements. The objective is to slowly build up your 3D Model. Create a rendering of the final result in JPEG format.

Make an 11×17 PDF file at 200 PPI with both renderings (practice image composition and board layout)

Include Image Captions, Your Name, Arch 438 Design Visualization, Summer 2021

Submit the PDF to the shared google drive

Please save your files in a folder Firstname_Lastname

Please save your work as a  PDF Firstname_Lastname_Assignment#


Class-06

Visualization Firm of the Day: Pixel Flakes

https://www.pixelflakes.com/

 

Rhino Lights:

Sun, Sphere Light (Point), Rectangle Light, Spot Light, Emissive Material, Render in Window, Fillet Edge, Open Last Rendering

 

Videos:


Assignment:

Using all the concepts covered in the course create the following renderings:

(1) Exterior

(1) Interior

(1) 3D Section Perspective

Make an (1) PDF file with all (3) renderings at 200 PPI, each on their own sheet.

Include Image Captions, Your Name, Arch 438 Design Visualization, Summer 2021

Submit the PDF to the shared google drive

Please save your files in a folder Firstname_Lastname

Please save your work as a  PDF Firstname_Lastname_Assignment#

 

Class-07

Visualization Firm of the Day: The Neighbourhood

www.the-neighbourhood.com

VRay Basics:

Know your model, User Interface / Light Mode, Interactive Render vs. Production Render, Sun settings, Exposure, Sky Background, Set up a Camera / Named Views, Time Stamp, Material Basics, Resolution

Video:

Assignment:

 

Class-08

Visualization Firms of the Day: Visualizing Architecture, and Ronen Bekerman

https://visualizingarchitecture.com/ Alex Hogrefe

https://www.ronenbekerman.com/

 

VRay Lighting Basics:

Sun, Sphere Light (Point), Rectangle Light, Spot Light, Emissive Material

Video:

VRay Lighting Basics Video:

Assignment:

 

Class-09

Visualization Firm of the Day: Xoio.de

https://xoio.de/

Vray Materials:

Seamless Textures, Texture Map Size, Box Texture Mapping, Wood Floor, Brick Wall, Glass

Video:

VRay Materials Video

Assignment

 

Class-10

Visualization Firm of the Day: Brick | Communicating Architecture

https://brickvisual.com/

Enscape: Real Time Rendering Engine

 

Video: