Tips to Reduce Architectural 3D Render Cost

.Are you worried about your Architectural 3D rendering cost? Architectural 3D renders are created using top-grade 3D rendering software and do require a monetary influx to acquire and update. But what happens when the client ends up paying more than what they signed up for? Read on to know how to avoid this!


A 3D rendering project depends on a lot of factors like the type of project, rendering environment, accompanying aesthetics, and more.

Often, the prices may vary. It depends on the type of service and every revision request by the client could end up costing them additional fees. Moreover, this could even backfire with the client not approaching the architectural rendering company for repeat services and earning the studio a reputation for being overpriced and unreliable. 


Read: How Architectural Companies Benefit from 3D Rendering


Here are a few tips to help clients avoid unnecessary Architectural 3D render costs while creating architectural renders for their next project. 


No Hidden Costs 

It’s not always possible to give an exact price of the 3D renders, but you can have an estimate. A lot of rendering studios aren’t very upfront about the costs and it’s important to choose an architectural rendering company that breaks down the prices based on the size of the work so you have a clearer idea.

Getting the exact details or files that need to be rendered can also avoid any miscommunication in terms of prices. Always make sure to get a detailed requirement to give an exact quote. This is to avoid incurring a loss or having to charge clients extra and gaining a bad impression on your work.

Unclear Feedback

When a project is underway, the studio will send in-progress images to the client for approval. Clear, constructive feedback is vital for smooth communication between the client and the studio. Along with a verbal discussion of the changes that are required in a specific render, it needs to be backed up with a set of mark-ups for the requested revisions preferably written. When there is no written record, the changes may not be incorporated as required. 


Clients should try to be as specific as possible with their feedback when requesting a design change, for example, instead of saying “change this kitchen top a bit” specify what exactly needs to be changed. Mention the dimensions that need to be reduced or increased. This gives the 3D visualization services a clear-cut picture of the scope of changes required by the client. 


Rushed Proof Reviews

It’s likely that clients are extremely busy and are hard-pressed for the time while handling a real estate development project. The common issue that often arises in such scenarios is that clients are often in a rush to finalize renders. Theywill barely skim through submissions before giving their approval. They’ll only realize much later that there are still a few aspects that need some tweaking. 


For this reason, it’s always better to allow an extra 1 or 2 days more than the intended period so that clients can thoroughly examine the submitted proofs. 


Review by a Committee

It’s quite common for the client to involve other members like stakeholders, colleagues, and business partners from the client’s company to offer feedback and get involved in the review process as well. 

Unfortunately, this can get tricky as different people can have their preferences. Their preferences might differ to a certain degree from the next person. One way to handle this situation is to have one person as the point of contact from the client’s end.

This person would be responsible for collecting feedback from their associates. He should collate a unified set of markups to avoid any confusion. This will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to add their comments. The 3D artist will not be confused by a different set of mark-ups. 


Read the Terms and Conditions Clearly

Clients should always be in the loop about how many rounds of revisions are included in the quoted prices. If this is unclear, it should be discussed the way in advance, before starting the project. 


If it’s a reputed 3D rendering company, they would include at least 3 rounds of revision if not more, in their initial quote.

However, all services vary. It’s better to be clear to avoid the confusion of paying more than what the client intended.




To conclude, it’s always good to create a document with a quotation. This helps you brief your client about the submission and review process, the cost for every round of edits and feedback, and all the files that the client needs to submit before the work begins. 

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Read: Tips to Reduce Architectural 3D Render Cost