Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rendering and Reality

Below are a computer rendering and a photo of my newest creation, soon to be installed in the Autodesk Inc. offices on Lake Oswego in Oregon.

I extensively use the CAD Software Fusion 360 for my designs and use the open source 3D software Blender and the commercial render engine Indigo Renderer to help design these objects. I’ve worked with CAD, computer graphics and rendering software for almost 25 years, but it still fascinates me how close the computer simulation and the photo are.

I’ve made no attempts to get these as close as possible and there is nothing calibrated in my workflow. The render comes out of Indigo Renderer without any post processing and the photo is straight off an iPhone 6. Mind-blowing, really!