Rendering – more and more we encounter this new and not quite clear word. Games, programs and professions (not within a long time) – everywhere we meet this. So what is rendering?
What is rendering?
In the broad sense of the word, rendering is the term from computer graphics, which indicates the process of visualization, imaging, or creation of models with the help of a computer 3D programs. However, the definition of renderings context may include very different things. For example, when somebody hires you, your employer may mean the skills of 3D graphics creation, while it is only the last stage of it.
Who is responsible for rendering?
The most common profession requires you to possess rendering knowledge is 3D designer. A specialist of this kind can create everything beginning from basic models (such as banner) ending with computer games.
And, of course, 3D designer does not only render, but do all previous stages of creating of 3D graphics, namely: modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and only then – visualization.
However, 3D designer does not work with mathematical and physical formulas, describing their on a level of programming languages. All this compiling programs do for him (3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Zbrush, Blender, Vray etc.) taking this from already written libraries of physical properties (ODE, Newton, PhysX, Bullet and so on).
So for the manipulation with such quantity and quality of graphic scenes, there will be not enough having a desktop computer. To render the processes, not only programs are made, but the services, such as a “render farm”. And it’s worth noting that this pleasure is not cheap. Despite low prices of rendering, the rendering farm’s price is quite impressive.