New Case Study: FluidRay RT Accelerates Rendering Quality for Industrial Designers

We are excited to announce a new case study about the benefits of using FluidRay RT on complex industrial design projects.  The case study discusses increased production time and shorter rendering cycles; just a few of the benefits that industrial designers will gain both with FluidRay RT as a stand alone or with plugins like Rhino, SketchUp or Shade3D.

Diego Pabon, the chief designer behind international industrial design firm, Cientoveinte shared his experience using FluidRay RT to enhance his work and create better quality final products for his clients.

To learn how to use FluidRay RT to integrate with Shade3D and other tricks of the trade, check out the case study:

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Interior Design for Small Spaces

Many people are avoiding new home purchases or moving to new apartments, and trying to get more out of their current space instead.

I’ve pulled together a few videos that focus on making creative, smart use of small spaces. Take a look at these and you’ll see how much potential even the smallest space can have.

Make sure you watch the first video (the one right below this paragraph). It will help you get into the right mindset for tackling small spaces.

Small Space Decorating Ideas

Small living room interior design ideas

65 Bedroom Designs For Small Rooms

Man turns 500 sq ft into a mansion – room idea video

A lot of older houses have small spaces that are under-utilized: attics, basements, utility closets, etc. that can be turned into vibrant & functional spaces with a little effort.

Small apartments are challenging because you have to fit all the living needs into a limited space. But their are still opportunities to design something cool & livable if you use your imagination.

Checkout our Interior Design playlist on YouTube for more helpful videos.

Time Waits for No Man: Time Lapse Construction Videos

It’s impressive to watch things get built from the ground up and also inspirational to see just how much can be accomplished when you put your mind to it.

Here are some videos from YouTube of new buildings and homes being constructed. The videos feature some very cool construction projects ranging from dams to igloos.

Take some time to watch the videos and think about how much effort you put into your work.

NewArk Hotel construction timelapse: 15 storeys in 48 hours.

Portable home delivered as furniture, tailored as smartphone

30-Story Building Built In 15 Days (Time Lapse)

Official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse

Earthbag Timelapse

Time Lapse – Construction of Gigantic Igloo

Official Cotter Dam Time Lapse

Maybe you’ve got a big project coming up. Thinking about creating your own timelapse and share it with us in the FluidRay RT forums.

FluidRay RT 1.1.3 Released

We just released FluidRay RT 1.1.3. You can get it here.

  • Reduced noise and faster convergence
  • Removed fireflies on Obj Materials
  • Improved interface
  • Faster loading times
  • Progress dialogs when importing texture & environments
  • Improved drag & drop
  • Solved installation problems with integration plugins
  • General speed improvements & bug fixes

FluidRay RT interior rendering of a living room by Roberto Pittaluga
Image Rendered in FluidRay RT by Roberto Pittaluga

Ideas to Make Your Furniture Standout in Interior Renderings

Interior designs can be tricky because you need to find the balance between an accessible, welcoming space and something with a bit of style. If you’re too generic or bland, then no one cares. But if you’re too imaginative, then you’ll turn off people with more conservative tastes.

One way to work around this challenge is to mix in a few pieces of furniture or decor that standout, but keep the room pretty simple overall. We’ve pulled together some videos to give you ideas for modeling and rendering interior furniture with a bit of character.

Home & Family – How to Makeover your Dresser using Wallpaper

This video shows a DIY approach to giving dressers or cabinets more style. You can adapt this to your renderings by applying different texture patterns to tables, shelves, cabinets, etc.

This video highlights some very creative pieces of furniture that can be focal points for discussion or the centerpiece of a interior design plan. Look at this video for ways to repurpose objects, re-shape rooms, and utilize big pieces of furniture in your room models.

future furniture design

This video is all about futuristic looks and furniture that moves and changes. Look at this video for different lighting styles you might use and how to mix lighting with textures.

Kids Room designs – for girls and boys , Interior furniture ideas for cheap small spaces

A collection of kids room photos. Children’s rooms can be great because you have more leeway in how furniture looks. But you also usually get less space to work with. Watch this video to see how to make any space more fun by using unconventional or playful furniture designs.

Tonic on form, texture and materials in furniture design.

This video highlights work by Tonic, a very cool furniture design company. There is a lot being covered in this video, but I’d suggest focusing on the use of clean lines mixed with more organic materials. Also think about the repetition of furniture pieces in common areas.

This ones features several very modern bedroom designs. Take note of the difference ways that storage is provided and where the windows are. This is a good video for thinking about lighting, negative space, and how differnt furniture materials can work together.

What’s The Look You’re Trying to Create?

Every project is different and you need to adapt. How do you find pieces of inspiration for your project? Let us know if there is a particular look, a room configuration or a design style that you want help with. We’ll pull up any videos we can to help. Also, make sure to subscribe to our interior design playlist on YouTube for more ideas.

Videos for 2015 Interior Design Trends

One of the best ways to impress a client with your interior design renderings is to show that you’re aware of current design trends and have an eye on what’s becoming popular. Interior design — like fashion — tends to be cyclical but also quick to change.

If you want to keep clients excited or refresh your portfolio, then checkout the interior design videos below.

This is a short video that looks at a home with a lot of light and natural wood. If you’re thinking about cabin interiors or homes set in more scenic setting, then watch this one.

Best Modern Kitchen Design and Interior Ideas 2015

This one focuses on emerging trends in kitchen design.With so many people becoming foodies, it’s important to incorporate the latest trends in cabinetry, appliances and space usage. Kitchens can make or break any interior design project.

Interior Design Trends 2015

Here’s a video with a little more character. The Southern Girl walks you through trends in patterns, colors and themes. I like that she also shows examples from the 70s. It’s weird how interior design trends come back around.

This video looks at designs for small living rooms. I’m not sure how much demand you’ll get for rendering these types of spaces, but downsizing and smaller apartments are trends in many cities right now. The ideas here can also be applied to dens, reading rooms or play rooms.

This video is like a reality tv show. You may not like the Robeson’s, but they do a good job of refreshing a room with just some paint and few wall decorations. I’d look at this video if you are looking for little touches you can add to a model. The little details are often what sells it.

What Else Should We Look At?

What are the challenges or problems you have with getting your interior design renderings right for clients? Let us know and we’ll find some help for you. You might also subscribe to our interior design playlist on YouTube for more videos.

FluidRay RT 1.1.2 Released

Today we’re releasing v1.1.2 of of FluidRay RT. The new version improves FluidRay’s interface, fixes bugs, makes using our integrations easier. You can get it here

In this version:

  • Integration plugins are automatically installed when installing Fluidray
  • Improved interactivity of Sun & Sky Environment
  • Cameras are now exported while in integration mode
  • Better window layout while in integration mode
  • Better Drag & Drop
  • Clearer interface in the Attribute Editor
  • Speed improvements and bug fixes
  • Color input is now in the range 0-255
  • Added SketchUp import on Mac
  • Improved interface in integration mode

We’ve also rebuilt our framework to speed up development. Expect new features and enhancements to come more quickly now.

Download the latest version here, or visit our forums to get questions answered and see what FluidRay can do.

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FluidRay RT has a new forum!

We just upgraded our discussion forum to Discourse, a modern board that combines a slick design with great simplicity. Try it out here.

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SketchUp integration plugin released

FluidRay RT SketchUp integration

We are glad to announce the release of FluidRay RT integration plugin for SketchUp,
you can now render using FluidRay RT directly from inside SketchUp!

Get the integration plugin here.

The integration plugin is for now available for SketchUp 2013/2014 Windows version.