Caddworx Studio - Case Study
IRender nXt Renderings Help Clients Understand Design Intent
Jonathan Schoch is an Architectural Draftsman and owner of Caddworx Studio. Jonathan brings passion, enthusiasm and over thirty years of experience to every project.
Jonathan Schoch, Owner, Caddworx Studio
Hello Jonathan, please tell us a little about your business.
The mission at Caddworx Studio is simple ... to provide high-quality architectural drafting services for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors. Basically, anyone who needs residential type drawings.
What sets Caddworx Studio apart from your others in your niche?
We go above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. The level of detail and the amount of work we put into every project is why clients choose us over the competition.
When did you start using SketchUp and IRender?
I started using what was called Accurender, now called nXtRender, combined with AutoCAD, back in the 90’s. I continued that way until I started using SketchUp for simple study models in 2007-2008. That’s when I switched to IRender nXt for SketchUp.
Why did you choose IRender?
I chose IRender because of my familiarity with it to start with, but I always liked the way the software worked. The “bang for the buck” aspect of the software was one of the main reasons for choosing it back in the Accurender ‘90’s days, and is still applicable to the software today. I can generate and study material ideas and color combinations very quickly.
Being able to render the 3D models that are developed as the design process progresses really helps explain what is going on with the building. It is a great tool that Caddworx Studio uses to assist those who have a difficult time understanding or visualizing the 2-Dimensional (flat) exterior elevations or floor plans. A 3D model is an excellent way to clear up any confusion and explain the design intent.
What do you like about IRender?
I like the simplicity and familiarity of the software. I am by no means a professional renderer but people really appreciate the images, and IRender nXt is instrumental in my process.
What elements do you pay most attention to when rendering?
Colors and textures I would say are the main elements I use to explain my 3D models. Lighting also plays a big part.
Please would you show us a few of the renderings you’ve done with IRender nXt.
Here is a selection of my renderings.
Do you receive any feedback on your renderings?
I always enjoy when a client is amazed that their house looks “just like the renderings!” I also really enjoy when contractors or subs use the rendered images as another resource to the construction drawings.
Thanks, Jonathan! We appreciate your loyalty to our software and hearing how IRender is a key part of your process.
Would you like us to profile one of your projects?
Whether you’re a rendering novice or a master, it’s always interesting to see what you’re rendering with any of our renderers (IRender nXt, ArielVision, nXtRender, AccuRender)! Email Render Plus Support Email and we’ll contact you.