Understanding the 3D Rendering Life Cycle

Xpress Rendering
3 min readNov 18, 2021


Skilled 3D rendering teams can use a variety of techniques to achieve high-quality photorealistic 3D renderings. A standard 3D rendering lifecycle can be generally divided into the steps outlined below. However, without the professional guidance of an experienced Project Manager, the project life cycle becomes subject to the chaos of unclear objectives, lack of communication, poor quality deliverables, overspending, missed deadlines and most importantly, failing to bring the client’s vision to life. With over a decade of experience and hundreds of successful projects under our belt, you can trust that the Xpress Rendering team will deliver results with efficiency, professionalism and ease.


Every successful 3D rendering service begins with an in-person meeting, either via video conference or face-to-face. Our Project Manager will get to know you and understand your project needs and wishes by establishing open lines of communication and reviewing all your files in detail. Xpress Rendering takes pride in building strong relationships in order to thoroughly understand our client’s desires and set clear expectations.

3D Model Creation:

After gaining an in-depth understanding of our client’s wishes, our team will create a preliminary 3D model in black and white using the required file formats. During this phase, it’s essential for the client to confirm the camera angle and give clear feedback so that minor architectural details can be corrected.

Colors, Materials and Lighting:

Taking special care to address all client comments and feedback, we move on to the next step where materials, colors, lighting, and vegetation will be added to enhance the 3D render.

Texture Mapping and Decoration:

Having gained client approval of the previous stage, we move on to the incorporation of complex texture mapping and adding detailed decorations and accessories which imbue the rendering with that lifelike quality.

Final Delivery in High Resolution:

Final delivery involves ensuring that we’ve completely satisfied our client and amplifying the image until we achieve the ultimate Xpress Rendering photorealistic WOW factor.

Get to know the team behind XpressRendering

At XpressRendering we are driven by passion, quality, and professionalism. And as our name suggests, we specialize in offering express high-quality 3D renders. You can rely on us to meet tight deadlines and deliver superlative results with accuracy and precision.



Xpress Rendering

We specialize in photo-realistic Architectural Renderings, Video Animations, Virtual Tours, BIM services and architectural designs.