Since the beginning of time, the animation industry and its subsidiaries such as rendering services are solely relying on the release of today’s technologies. The development of robust hardware has brought about a significant decrease in render time too. For instance, manual render farms are currently changing to automatic rendering farms, and cloud rendering services.
That said, this article will introduce some of the innovations that are about to change the animation and rendering industry.
VR is sweeping the globe in a grand style. With the rate at which two of the world’s richest tech companies (Facebook and Google) are investing massively into VR, it is only valid to say that; five years from now, virtual reality headsets are going to be the talk of the day and as a universal tech gadget in every household.
Putting aside the ideological debates that have been flying around about the dangers of living our lives around digital fantasies, virtual reality is going to be a big hit in the design and construction industries. Rendering artists are already diving into this innovation and are using it to make pre-rendered experiences that bring in client and investors into the design work. These experiences will present new ways to audit a project before a single brick is laid.
Things can even escalate to a scenario where project managers and contractors can have a chance to virtually walk through the building and identify problems that may arise during construction. With all the innovations that are still to come from VR, it shows that we are still at the surface of what is about to happen.
Cloud computing is not new to the game. It is something that has been functional behind the curtains but has recently been made available to be used by people and freelancers seeking for ways to increase the quality of their work. About ten years ago, before you decide to whip out a high quality rendered image, you will have, first of all, set up the scene the previous night before punching “render image” while praying and hoping that your computer does not break down while rendering.
Even in the midst of all that new setup and prayers, you will still be sure that what you will see the next morning will be nothing compared to what you were hoping to see.
But all that has changed. Even if you don’t own a rendering server farm, you can quickly outsource your project to one of the numerous online cloud computing services. But, remember to add the cost to your charge as a freelancer because it is not free or cheap to make use of another person’s server to render your projects.
Real-Time Rendering (RTR) has been a game changer in the gaming industry. It is currently used to quickly render games simultaneously as the player or user shifts characters from one scene to another. How is this going to change the industry? Let’s take for instance; think of a scenario where you hand your client the control to play-out the newly designed building they about to invest millions on; again, imagine your client exiting the boardroom with a more prominent smile than the one he got when his wife just put to birth. That’s some more cheque to be cashed for you.
Render artists are already hooping into this technology and are using it to build virtual spaces where people are allowed to get a feeling of the artwork or architecture before proceeding to the job site.
When combined with VR, one could only imagine how powerful and useful these technologies will be to the visualization industry. But there is a problem with developmental costs; creating a video game isn’t cheap – this is the particular reason for which these technologies have not taken a firm stand in the construction industry.
Hopefully, as these technologies get improved and less costly, we will see more of the many promises it has from more prominent design firms.
All that said, we move can only move forward, hoping that there will be some newly developed software sitting around that is going to revolutionize the 3D rendering and visualization industry.
The more designers make people come close to a one-on-one experience during the representation, they better chances they have to actualize and not miss any design concept. Most times, design thoughts get lost in the wake of modification, and coordination. If designers can improve in planting ideas into the minds of supervisors, the better chance they have to construct better buildings.
Without doubt, the rise of technology in the animation industry and its related disciplines will bring about the use of new and powerful tools that might change the future of the industry.
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