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A good architect always designs his renders of blueprints and structures as close to realism as possible. That’s why it’s important to choose a 3D renderer that would do all those things and more. It would all depend on your skill and it’s important to be as comfortable as possible with the software.
Your Weapon of Choice
If you already know what you’ll be doing, you’re going to have quite an easy time. If you’re not sure about it, though, you have to consider these:
Easy to use
It’s important to be confident enough to use the software you’ll be rendering in. You have to be well-versed to coax the program to create what you envision, so study as much as possible. You’re going to choose according to your skill and knowledge; so choose one by trying programs out and try out as many as your time or skill would allow.
Passionate about it
The software you’ll need would allow you to design based on your skill, but it’s also important to be passionate about the designs you’ll be creating. Complexity and a steep learning curve can seep a huge part of that. You have to figure out which software would let you be yourself and would be easy to learn. This is an important part of the selection process.
At best, you’re only going to be skilled or well-versed in one or two software you’ll be choosing from. You could choose these outright but if better software is available, but you’re not familiar with it, consider spending time to master it. It might just be the ticket to realizing your vision and your designs on a tangible level.
Adaptable to needs
A renderer is only as good as the one who renders in it; all the top programs in the world wouldn’t do anything if it doesn’t cater to your needs. A good program or renderer would allow you to create your outline in it and would adjust to whatever you need. It’s also better if you can use it for a wide variety of applications.
If you need it for work, there’s no question you’re going for the professional, licensed software. The payment for its license isn’t a problem if you’re using it for work. However, if you only use it to learn, consider getting free software. While they do have limited options for work, there’s still free software that’s good or even better than the paid ones.
Man makes the Tools
Ultimately, your choice of software would only be as good as you are. Make it a habit to choose according to what you’re really good in. It would then be easier to divert a better part of your time toward perfecting your craft.