3D Rendering can take an idea and create a photorealistic image with no manufacturing requirements. This service has become invaluable to businesses seeking to update product catalogs, test new designs, and lower development cost. Finding the best 3d rendering companies is no easy task. This article should help.
What to Look For
Before we dive in, I want to briefly mention some of the characteristics and attributes one should look for in a rendering company. No single one of these should be a deal-breaker during your consideration but should be gauged as a collective. We’ll touch on each one to better understand their importance.
- Portfolio and Examples of Work
- Clearly-Outlined Services Page
- Active Blog and/or Social Media Pages
- Specializes in Your Industry
- Types of Contracts
You wouldn’t buy a car sight-unseen would you? Any quality rendering company should offer examples of their past work. Don’t get stressed if one company has 1000’s of examples and another only dozens. Many companies can’t show off the bulk of their work because of NDAs with clients.
Clearly Outlined Services
Stay away from companies whose only pitch is that they’ll “provide the best 3d rendering service” without offering examples or breakdowns of how. Look for details regarding time-frames, compensation structuring, and any specialization services they offer.
Active Blog and/or Social Media
Any modern company should be expected to have a digital footprint. You shouldn’t expect NYTimes quality writing, but active company blogs and social media pages indicate that a business is focused on their craft and successful at it enough to at least have one person creating content.
Specializes in Your Industry
3D rendering and 3D modeling requires artists to apply very different concepts from industry to industry. Creating models of cars is different than creating models of shoes. Working with companies that are familiar with your industry will save you time, lessen the amount of instruction you need to give, and lower your overall cost.
Types of Contracts
Some rendering companies only offer large contract work. Minimum project sizes may be as much as $10,000 which, for small businesses and startups, might not be feasible. There’s no “best” option here and you should consider what suits your business best. It may be favorable to go with a slightly more expensive company that offers a contact more sensible to your business’ goals.
Best Rendering Companies
Below you’ll find some of the best rendering companies in the world that can cater to a wide range of demands. Some offer furniture rendering services, some architectural rendering services, and others may offer a mixed bag of 3d services.
Rendernode has been around for years as a creative media agency but hasn’t always offered their 3D rendering services to the market-at-large. They’ve established themselves as a resource for 3D artists and themselves work actively in the home goods, interior design, and furniture industries. Rendernode is unique in that they are the only rendering company on this list that also creates and sells 3D assets used by other artists in the industry.
In my experience, market authorities such as this one tend to produce very high-quality deliverables. A smaller company that likely won’t handle your International marketing campaign but would be a great choice for smaller companies or creative media campaign. One of the best 3D rendering companies around and should be on the radar of anyone creating images of furniture, home goods, or interiors.
DBox has been around since the late 1990’s and excels as a market leader in the production of high-end marketing campaigns that use a wide range of media. They’re not a “3D agency” per-se, but their work has capped off the winners’ list of many 3D rendering competitions such as CGArchitect 2019 challenge.
They should be on the radar of anyone looking for a full-service agency that offers 3D rendering services and has international reach. Not for smaller businesses or smaller budgets but an excellent choice for marketing departments looking to modernize their next campaign.
Hailing from Australia, this rendering company specializes in architectural visualizations and have one of the most impressive portfolios that I’ve ever seen. The Floodslicer team specializes in creating architectural animations and pre-built product/design visualization solutions.
Floodslicer can help you create product animations or high-resolution photorealistic images to help market your product. I’m not sure what the name’s significance is, though I’m not from Australia! Nonetheless, they’re one of the best architectural visualization shops in the game and if you’re a working architect you should definitely give them a look.
This 3D rendering company offers a full-range of visualization services such as architectural visualization and interiors. Where they stand out is their large-scale environmental renderings and immersive interactive renderings.
Kilograph offers motion graphics services, HD 360 renderings, and interactive web applications to showcase and visualize products in the newest and most exciting ways. They’re no international behemoth but you should expect agency pricing when hiring. One of the best rendering agencies around.
Neoscape is a full-service creative agency that has been taking down creative competition titles since the early 2000s. There’s no 3D service they don’t offer, but they specialize in immersive visualization experiences that are, at times, indiscernible from artistic videography one might expect to see in the latest Hollywood Blockbuster.
That’s not true, Hollywood Blockbusters don’t pay as much attention to the details as Neoscape! In addition to their creative services, Neoscape is also a digital marketing agency that can help build marketing campaigns for your business as well. Again, not a company suited for the budgets of most small businesses but second-to-none in terms of quality and professionalism.