Presentation Styles of Dan Nevin [Alisco Designs]

When we come across great work we like to celebrate and share it with all of you.  Welcome to the new Presentation Styles section of our blog!

We’re kicking things off with the great work of Dan Nevin who works with Alisco Designs in Australia (http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au/).

Cannon St 4(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

We asked Dan if he had any tips or tricks for getting great results from renderings in Revit and here’s what he had to say:

“As for tips and tricks mate here are a few things that hopefully can help a few people:

  • Materials are very important when rendering. You want to get your materials as close to what you want as you can, colour wise and bump wise. I find that rendering by region is a good way to check this, you can render at a higher quality without it taking anywhere near as long.

262 James 3(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

  • Re-render and re-render. You can never do enough draft renders. This saves a lot of time picking up things you may have missed before tying up your computer for long periods of time. The closer you think you are to having it right the higher you make your quality. The region tool is great for this if you want to render an area in the highest quality before doing your final render.

67(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

  • Once you have your final render, you may want to up the saturation and contrast to your image. This is done best using a program like Photoshop. But if you can’t get your hands on Photoshop there are other photo editing programs out there that will do the basics that you need (I am currently using paint.net). play around with your editing tools a lot, go from over saturated to under saturated just to get a feel for what the image colours are doing, then adjust it until you are happy. Do the same with the contrast. I find that adjusting the contrast of an image can have a negative effect on the colours so you may want to do this before the saturation or just remember to double check your saturation afterwards.

106 Bridge St(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

These are just my steps when working on my renderings, different things work for different people so don’t expect great results immediately. Find something that works for you. In the end all good renders come down to one thing, time. The more you spend the better your result.”

Lionel Drive 2(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

Awesome work Dan and thanks for sharing!

If you’d like to show off your work send an email to rstevens@archvision.com and we’ll work to feature you on the blog and in an upcoming newsletter!

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kitchen(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

Lionel Drive(Dan Nevin | Alisco Designs | http://www.aliscodesigns.com.au)

 

 

About Randall Stevens
Randall is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of software development, sales and management experience. Randall founded ArchVision in 1991, co-founded Mersive Technologies in 2004, Punndit in 2010 and AVAIL in 2016. In 2015, Randall helped bring the new Building Content Summit (BCS) to life, an industry gathering of BIM content professionals representing AECO, Building Product Manufacturers and Software/Service Providers. Randall offers a unique combination of expertise in software and graphics technology, coupled with a background and degree in architecture. Randall is the owner of ArchVision, a software development firm specializing in 3D graphics and content management technology for the design industry. In the late nineties, he successfully led the company in the development of software based on the emerging field of Image-Based Rendering (IBR) and launched the software technology Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) currently being used by customers in more than 100 countries. Through ArchVision, Randall built relationships with the industry's leading design visualization software companies including Autodesk and Bentley Systems. Randall received his B.A. from the University Of Kentucky College Of Architecture and served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky from 1991-2007. He currently teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky College of Business. Randall serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Kentucky Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking (iNET) and the Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. Randall owns and operates Base163 and Base110, co-working office space housing small tech and creative companies in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a frequent lecturer on technology and entrepreneurship.

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