Rendering with artificial intelligence optimizes architectural design
Professional photorealistic renderings for your projects without having to wait for hours is now possible! Here is AIrBIM, rendering with artificial intelligence integrated in a BIM software for architecture
The biggest advantage of using rendering with artificial intelligence is that of being able to produce professional images for your projects with a very high level of visual realism and in very fast manner, up to 8 times faster than normal.
Le Corbusier used to say:
“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light “.
Photo-realistic images that can faithfully reproduce materials, architectural choices, orientation, light and shadows of your project are bringing architecture to a whole new level.
In a world were high-quality presentations are becoming commonplace terms, renderings provide clients with a very precise idea of the materials, furnishings used, the amount of light sources that will enter the building, the positioning of artificial lighting, accessories and fixtures.
An excellent project reproduction not only improves the presentation and its marketing value, but it has also a positive impact on design, verification and control phases before its implementation.
Therefore, renderings have a double value. On the one hand, they are able to emotionally involve the client, on the other they are a great support for the designer himself, who has the immediate visual perception of what he is reproducing.
Types of rendering
Speaking of rendering, we often refer to different types: photorealistic, volumetric or, for example, artistic renderings, which are particularly used for post-production and photo retouching software. Let’s see them in detail:
- conceptual rendering | suitable for highlighting how to use spaces
- volumetric rendering | it helps to assess the volume footprint in the available space
- material rendering | it gives an overall idea of the materials used and their combination
- photorealistic rendering | gives a precise idea of visual realism
In addition to typology, renderings can even be classified according to their approach.
In dynamic rendering, the object and the surrounding environment can be interactively rotated. The rendering algorithms are in this case simplified to allow greater dynamism, but they lack accuracy and therefore produce less-quality images.
On the contrary, when you want to get an image at high resolution, static rendering allows you to take a real photograph of the scene with very high levels of detail. This is obviously a more complex process, which generally takes a lot of time.
Ray tracing technology has long been defined as “not real-time“, given its long, laborious process. This technique generates an image tracing the path of a light and determines what is “scanned”.
Similar tracing systems have existed for some time, but almost all of them require complex processing.
The integration of rendering with artificial intelligence allows you today to have high-fidelity tracing and rendering technologies in real time while mapping everything around you with extreme realism and at maximum speed like never seen before. This is AIrBIM, the rendering feature integrated in Edificius by ACCA software.
The benefits of rendering and artificial intelligence
To understand the advantages of this new extraordinary technology, just think about all the actions and operations that technicians usually perform to obtain images and drawings of their project.
Time is the condition that influence every choice.
Keeping in mind that producing some good images can possibly requires hours, the operator can decide to rely on real-time rendering, obtaining quick results but, on the other hand, deciding to sacrifice considerably the graphic quality of his work: the accuracy he has dedicated to all design and architectural choices, they are partially degraded by images that tend to be ‘flat’ and emotionally unattractive.
As we have already said, the rendering is a magnificent presentation tool, and therefore a marketing tool, but also a design tool.
Therefore, looking for a more refined results in the details, the technician can opt for photorealistic rendering: the image he will obtain will be a “near photography” able to shows the right importance to the choices made, and, precisely because they are real, placing itself also as a useful support for verification and control procedures.
But it takes time, a lot of time to get this objective.
Therefore other difficulties come up, for example related to the settings: while it takes a long time to get an excellent static render, if the setting is not the desired one (brightness, position, other) or useful, it will be necessary further time!
AIrBIM is the answer to this need: by integrating artificial intelligence into trendering it allows creating professional photorealistic images in a matter of seconds.
AIrBIM, rendering e intelligenza artificiale integrati al BIM per l’architettura
ACCA software and AMD have partnered up to create a revolutionary technology that allows you to create professional renders without time-consuming adjustments and above all without any post-processing operations with other dedicated software.
Edificius is the first BIM architectural design software integrated with the new Rendering Ray Tracing AMD Radeon™ ProRender engine, which uses Artificial Intelligence to produce the most eye-catching BIM architecture renders you’ve ever seen in just a matter of seconds.
The software uses Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning Denoiser) to “remove” noise from a partially rendered image and drastically reduce processing time.
This is the great advantage of rendering with artificial intelligence: every optimization intervention is done directly by Artificial Intelligence.
In AIrBIM the Artificial Intelligence algorithm automatically identifies the fastest route and the ideal settings to obtain the highest rendering quality of the chosen view.
The software produces more photorealistic renderings thanks to fast iterative algorithms that calculate the amount of reflected light and PBR (Physically Based rendering) materials available in the library supplied in Edificius with integrated AIrBIM.
Finally, Edificius with integrated AIrBIM allows you to get a 360 ° HDR (High Dynamic Range) Pano photo of the location where your project will be realized as a rendering background.
In this way the project contextualization in the real environment allows the automatic setting of the scenario light conditions with a lighting level coming directly from the 360 ° panoramic photo.