More flexibility in design & higher efficiency in visualization: Why choose D5 for your growing business | Spotlight vol.04

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About the Artist
Behind the Scenes
Render Showcase
D5 Spotlight
D5 Best Practice of the Day
Thijs, visualizer, founder of KLOU         📍Belgium
"D5 Render gives us great flexibility at not only rendering, but also designing and adjusting. We are granted more freedom throughout the whole process."
Thijs works in a medium-scale architectural firm specialized in residential projects. In his firm KLOU, designers and architects design the house, do the modeling part in SketchUp, and rendering experts like Thijs take care of visualizing using D5 Render.As a team catering to the needs of their clients, KLOU has found the SketchUp-D5 workflow mighty efficient and designer-friendly during frequent communications with clients.
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
Behind the Scenes
Why switch to D5
"Years ago when our company was just a start-up, I used offline rendering. As our business began to grow with an increasing number of projects and shortened delivery time, we were swamped with work and decided to turn to real time rendering software. As a visualizing enthusiast, I was on a lookout for something that takes the same amount of time but offers me a higher level of realism. D5 Render caught my attention at the right time. It has a powerful engine and develops at a rapid pace.
Believing in its potential, our office completely shifted to D5 when version 1.7 rolled out, which was about 2 years ago."
What do you like about D5 Render?
"In every project, design and visualization go hand in hand. Settling the design and 3d rendering is always a process where we go back and forth. However, D5 Render managed to make this part easier, faster and in a more acceptable way.
D5 is actually quite designer-friendly, so we get to keep each phase of the projects internal: everything goes on within the team, making it easier and faster to communicate, adjust and deliver a project. It's a win-win situation for us: visualizers have more time to adjust, and designers are given more freedom in designing."
SketchUp modern villa archviz with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa archviz with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
Why animation?
KLOU
"Renderd video is actually not included in the contract, but since rendering animation is so easy and accessible using D5, we ended up making videos additionally to post on our social media platforms."
What did the clients say?
"Most of our commissioned works are residential, and we usually include everything from interior to architectural and landscape. D5 Render is able to produce not only the realistic effect, but also the suitable mood. Through the rendered images, we wish to extend our feelings and visions. Although it's still frame we're delivering, we like to bring life to the scene by adding dynamic assets from D5 Asset Library, for example, birds, trees and falling leaves. These animated assets always work like magic."
animated assets in D5 Asset Library
animated assets in D5 Asset Library
Check "Dynamic only" to see all the animated models in D5 Asset Library
KLOU
"To our surprise, our clients seem to appreciate the works we presented with D5, and they can actually notice a better sense of space and realism in our visualization."
Render Showcase
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa archviz with D5 Render
SketchUp modern villa archviz with D5 RenderSketchUp modern villa archviz with D5 RenderSketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 RenderSketchUp modern villa interior render with D5 Render
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