Rendering Furniture on Floor Plan to give Volume and Depth
this is when it gets interesting and fun. So, um, like I had mentioned before, it's important that we have a good sense of scale, and we have covered that templates can really save your time to draw the main furniture pieces. All right, um, we can just grab markers and start adding colors as we need to really get a sense of volume. Now, when we work us a plan to you, we do not have depth because you look from above looking down so you don't have a sense of perspective. But still, you can dio um, a good impression of volume by just adding shadows. All right. And you would have you're probably wondering, why do I have this piece of paper over here? Um, what I do that what I do with this is very simple. I have I have sketched out I have traced my furniture pieces for the family room over here, and then I have moved them at 45 degrees. Why? To a move them out 45 degrees. When you have a floor plan looking down again, you don't have a sense of volume. Um, and this is the first step in the r...
endering process. You are under elevations, which is what you see in front and you see plan views when you render floor Plans were planned views You add shadows to give an impression of volume and depth. All right, so we have these pieces of furniture here and we have the outlines moved at 45 degrees. What I would be doing now would be to add shadows on those so that they would look more three dimensional. You see, once I add shadows, everything looks more interesting. You see now where we start to see a little bit volume now, I worked with C three cool gray. Um cool grey. Three. If you think this is something that we do, a lot will be rendered with squint, squint. It's nothing more than just seeing everything in black and white. You tend to eliminate color just to see if you have enough depth, and it seems that we do not have so enough depth or contrast. I can always go darker with my pencil on Get darker colors. Now, about this, we have you see for this part rendering. I put these two pieces of tape there. This is regular painter's tape. It has low tack. It's not as sticky as regular tape. And that's what you want. You can put take like this so that you're sure that you will not be rendering beyond the two diagonal lines that you have in your floor plan. All right, so now I can even be more free. I can do something like this, and I know that I did not really mess up the white. All right, so we did that. Now, I already did some lines over here in green, and we can do more lines if I feel that. I need to get more contrast. All right, what's important here at some point, take a look in your own living room, take a couple of pillows. And if they have a printed pattern, or even if he was just some stripes on the pattern on the fabric, see how it is actually made. How is your fabric really? On the sofa? Um, that's it. The lines, the strips that do They go from front to back. But on the sides they go from side to side. So you want to do it? You wanna take a look at that very carefully, so that you can then render it in your floor plan. And this is when the fun thing begins. You have done your work, and once you do that, you can then pick your templates and then clean them up. Now that's my table there. I have a glass table over here and just in my templates, I would just draw my furniture pieces like this. If you field interest, you can also do freehand. You can freehand your lines All right again. I am defining now just the outlines of the main furniture pieces, right, not the inside lines. This is important. And on Lee, whatever fits inside these diagonal lines like this now for these living room, I was envisioning that I would add some benches along these walls and you'll see later the design change slightly. You see how nice it looks? I have some outlines and now the furniture pieces are really popping out. They are kind off elevated from the floor. They see they look more three dimensional. So I have used only one line. Wait, this is one of my favorite pence. This is just a regular paper mate, black pen, which you can buy at any store, even giving a major stores