3D rendering is a process used to create an image of how your design will look when it’s finished being built. This can be an important part of any design project because it allows you to see how the completed building will look and work before it’s actually built. It also gives you a chance to make changes on the fly if necessary, which can save money in the long run.

Types of Rendering:

Ray tracing, rasterization, and photorealism are three different types of 3D renderings. Ray tracing is the most common type of computer rendering used today. It involves shooting rays from the camera into the scene to determine where the light will bounce off objects. And land on other parts of the scene.

Rasterization is another popular method for creating 3D images in which polygonal shapes are broken down into pixels that are displayed as a 2D image on your screen. Rasterization has been around since the early 80s and has become increasingly popular over time due to its simplicity.

Photorealism refers specifically to realistic texturing techniques used in computer graphics programs such as Photoshop CC/CS6 whereby artists mimic traditional oil painting techniques in order to achieve photo-like results on digital canvases.

How does Rendering Work?

Rendering is a process of creating images from 3D models by simulating light transport. It’s used in computer graphics to generate images from 3D models. The word “render” may be used loosely for both high-quality and low-quality versions of the image. And even though the term is often considered synonymous with “high quality”. 

A render that has been created using a 3D model and lighting information is called a “render”, while an image is generated directly from a 2D. Or 2.5D drawing program is usually referred to as an image rather than a render.

What are some of the benefits of 3D rendering for designers?

3D rendering provides a number of benefits to designers and the design process. Rendering software can create one photo. Or it may render several photos in speedy succession to form the illusion of time period motion.

  • Allows designers to visualize their products in a realistic way
  • Useful for marketing, sales, and promotion
  • Provides design review and feedback
  • Helps optimize designs before building prototypes or physical models
  • It can use as an interactive tool for collaboration

What are some common mistakes designers make with rendering?

The first thing you want to do is select the right render settings for your 3D design work. You can use different modes depending on what you’re trying to accomplish and your available time. Some render modes include:

  • High-quality render – This mode will take longer than other options, but it produces high-quality images without noise or artifacts. It’s great for environments with lots of detail, like landscapes or buildings with windows and doors that need photorealistic textures applied over them (or anything else where realism is important).
  • Medium-quality render – This mode produces images that aren’t as visually pleasing as those rendered by high-quality mode. But it’s quicker since there isn’t as much processing done behind the scenes under its hoods.


That’s it! It is not an exhaustive list of all the rendering types, but hopefully, it has given you some insight into what can do with each type. Of course, as a designer and artist, you have to decide which one works best for what you need.