During the design process of new products, engineers often use various rendering tools that provide photo-realistic visualizations. These renders will evolve in the new product development process into real products that consumers can purchase and use. With proper skill and tool, we are able to get great renders that seem to be taken with high-end cameras. These photos are so realistic that most people don’t realize that they are not real at all. Photorealistic, computer-generated products are essential in any product design. There are ideas and concepts that we need to improve before they can exist in physical forms. Rendering can also be used after the product is released, such as for usage instructions. Before the age of computer, it would be quite arduous to create a cutaway or exploded view of specific prototypes.
In your R&D process, rendering is essential and it’s a process of creating images of model, prototype, or final product using software. Rendering is used in many industrial purpose, such as architecture, car production and entertainment. Product visualization with rendering can be used throughout the design process and even after the product is launched and well received by consumer. Rendering is useful for communicating early concepts and we will also be able to assess responses from stakeholders. Even if we are still in the conceptualization stage, everyone will already be able to know about the final appearance of the product. Rendering specialists should know how to apply affects such as motion blurs, reflections, shadows, texture mapping and shading to deliver photo-realistic results. The whole process can be made faster thanks to hardware acceleration and better rendering algorithm. Many small businesses can still obtain high-end rendering capability using standard desktop computers, although it means that the rendering time is a bit longer.
Today, many designers and engineers are already proficient in rendering techniques and they embrace all the available tools. Rendering has always be a part in any product development process and it has essential marketing purposes. We should make sure that rendering will fit into our own product development process. Marketers and salespeople understand the value of CAD models both in 2D and 3D formats as visual assets that can help them in sales floor, such as in showroom and trade events. With proper tools, we are able to sketch any detail quickly and directly to create the intended 3D object. Even for a comprehensive 3D rendering, it may only take days to complete, instead of weeks. It should be quite easy to create multiple versions of the rendering. Designers can modify the rendering with different feel, look and color to give people proper perspective on the product. The final look of the rendering should be approved by the engineering team before it can be used for development purposes.
Rendering should be updated during the product development process, especially if new features will be added continuously throughout the lifetime of the product. Clients and consumer would love to get high-fidelity rendering, because they are more interested with visual aspect, instead of getting a long specs sheet. Using CAD and other rendering method should be a smart move. Stakeholders should understand how changes will affect current products in terms of physical appearance. When choosing a rendering tool, we should make sure that it provides enough flexibility. As an example, we shouldn’t do a lot of work to move over a component or two in the design. It’s a real pain to start everything from scratch and having to redo all steps.
For many small companies, it is not possible to get enough computing resources to obtain quick rendering performance. Rendering highly detailed model will require significant computing resources and the task can be performed in remote data center. It means that small businesses don’t need to purchase high-end hardware. Manufacturers and product development firms in China are highly proficient in the use of 2D and 3D rendering techniques. China Assured makes sure that traders obtain full-featured rendering service in China for product development purposes.