The first thing to do before starting a CGI project is to ask for the price. At CGIFurniture, client managers state the cost at the outset, break it down when asked to, and even advise on how to reduce the price. Easy!
The only thing that can make it easier is to learn what the product rendering cost comprises before contacting a CGI studio. Here are the main criteria client managers take into account for providing a ballpark estimate:
1. CG modeling complexity level. Some 3D models take more time and labor than others because they have more elaborate geometries and difficult textures. As a result, their cost is higher. For instance, simple wooden chairs are much easier to make than wicker ones or stone fireplaces. You can find the description of 4 complexity types in our article about furniture modeling types.
2. Urgency. When on a tight deadline, CG artists may have to work overtime and at weekends. Naturally, working in an emergency mode costs extra. So the best way to reduce the project price is to keep in mind the deadline and always contact the product rendering company beforehand.
3. The number of views. The standard offer includes 1 general view. Therefore, each new view will add to the price. The angles normally cost the same. The cutout, however, requires modeling of the inner structure of the product and is therefore priced higher.
4. Resolution. By default, CGIFurniture provides product 3D renders in FullHD, 1920x1080. If there’s a need for a higher resolution, the price will increase.
To estimate the approximate price of a product 3D rendering project, one should consider 4 factors. The first of them is the complexity of 3D modeling. The higher it is, the higher the cost will be. And the deadline matters as well. It means that if one needs 3D renders urgently, the price of the project goes up. The number of views is the next important thing: each additional view will add to the price. And the last factor is the required resolution of CG images. If it is higher than the standard 1920×1080, the 3D rendering price will increase.
These are the main factors influencing the cost of a CGI project. For more information and examples, you can download our product rendering price list.
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