The real cost of Architectural Rendering and the best way to determine the service that gives the best value for your money.
At Easy Render our average Architectural Visualization price is 190 € per image.
190 € is an average guideline price because in the end it is up to you how much you are willing to pay for an architectural visualization. When you register with Easy Render you can quickly get offers for your architectural visualizations from our worldwide network of 3d artists. You will select the best 3d artist based on their price, their portfolio quality and your budget. Architectural Visualisation prices can therefore vary; in the end it is up to you who you decide to work with and how much you are willing to pay for an image.
Architectural Visualization Prices Worldwide
I guess it goes without saying that the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is very competitive. As far as professional service firms go, I think the AEC industry regularly faces some of the toughest and most complex project challenges out there—not to mention battling the elements on a regular basis.
With tight deadlines and strict budgets to deal with, delays and unnecessary revisions should ideally be avoided at all costs. Ideally, because that doesn’t usually happen especially when the all-necessary and often overlooked tool in any construction project this day and age is not properly taken into consideration. I’m talking about Architectural rendering.
Yes, you heard it right; almost all construction projects require that now, not just to sell the concept but to minimize delays and unnecessary revisions. And since the AEC industry is hyper-competitive, the architectural rendering market is the same, not just with the services but most especially with the cost they entail.
So how do you choose the most reasonable architectural rendering service as far as the quality of the work and pricing are concerned? Well, in all honesty, there’s no really straightforward answer to this question as there are a lot of things to consider. You have to know the size of the project, the architectural specification of the interior and exterior design among other things, the time required for the final product to be delivered, etc.
To give you an idea, as per CGarchitect, the average price for high-quality 3D architectural still image is between $1000.00 USD and $2000.00 USD. That is for small and medium projects. For huge projects, the cost could go from $3,000.00 USD and beyond depending on the specification and special challenges of the said project.
That’s just for 3D architectural still image though.
For standard 3D animation, the cost could be anywhere between US$5000.00 USD and $10000.00 USD. It could go up depending on the quality, length or complexity of the video. The prices vary from firm to firm or studio to studio but one thing is for certain, those that produce high quality work tend to charge more.
I’m not going to single out any particular firm or studio out there because most don’t provide their pricing up front. Most of the time, you will need to request for a free quote first before you’ll have an idea of how much your rendering project would actually cost you. Understandably so as each project’s rendering needs vary and the only way to know for sure what type of pricing package fit your needs is to talk more about it with the prospective studio.
That’s just few of the options. Since everything is wired now, outsourcing of projects can be done and made possible with really great results. You can actually get rendering services from countries like India and China just to name a few for as low as $500.00 USD. It’s a gamble though as selecting a firm/studio based on online portfolio alone can really be tricky. There are those that steal others’ works and make them look like they were their own just to boost their portfolio. That’s just the oversight part of it.
The most important and probably the single aspect that would really determine the price of the project in the long run is management through effective communication. How you communicate with the studio will ultimately determine whether you made the right choice or not. It’s not to say that outsourcing the rendering/rendering projects to India or China is a bad idea. It’s not really because there have been a lot of artists and studios that produce quality work on a consistent basis from that part of the world. All I’m saying is that when in doubt; ask for reference and additional pertinent information.
The price of architectural rendering is a tricky subject to discuss; much less dissect. There are a lot of nuances and things to consider before making a final decision. Whether you choose a $500.00 USD or US$5000.00 USD firm is completely up to you. In the end, the end result is what’s important because it ultimately determines the real cost of the service. If the cheaper alternative causes more trouble than results, then the pricier option might be the wiser choice to begin with. But you know what they say, “Hindsight is always 20/20.” Just be wary of the prices of architectural rendering services. Sometimes, if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.