what we do
Nearly 90% of our clientele are return-customers and it is clear why they keep coming back. They appreciate how straightforward and simple the process is, while they are receiving the best customer care and exceptional services. Putting our clients first is our main priority!
We follow a simple 5 step process that allows you to receive a top-quality project in a timely matter. Read more below to understand how this process benefits our customers.
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At Masitects, we believe in free estimates. We come from a budget-friendly background of designers, engineers, and architects, which helps us to understand how important an estimate is for your project.
Our quote form is easy to use. We only ask a few essential questions; just enough for our expert project managers to give you the best estimate for your project needs in the shortest amount of time.
At a minimum, we suggest sending all appropriate floor plans, roof plans, elevations, and site plans that are relevant to your project needs.
This also is a great time to share what type of files for the rendering you are looking for. (.jpeg, .png, .targa, .pdf). Not sure which ones are the best? Our project manager will send you the ones we recommend the most for your project depending on the style and purpose of the renderings.
Lastly, let us know what resolution you are looking for on your final renders. Note that very high resolutions can slightly increase rendering costs, but are necessary for large marketing efforts such as large projected presentations, such as on a billboard for promotional purposes.
The contract agreement will be sent out with the estimate to the client, in order for you to understand all the services we are performing for your project. This also helps you better understand the information we will need for our team to perform at its best. The information includes but is not limited to: requests for extra information on plans and elevations, agreement on perspective views to be rendered, preliminary info on materials wanted for the scene.
This contract must be signed and a small deposit will need to be paid before any work will be started.
One of the many architectural rendering services we offer is 3D modeling of your project. If your project is only in CAD, or 2D form, our 3D modeling services will be perfect for you as well. Our rendering fees/quotes include 3D modeling. No matter the size of your project being modeled and if it is an interior or exterior model needed, we can transform your 2D CAD information into a working 3D model for rendering.
During this process, it is important to send as many documents as needed for us to properly understand your project. This will also decrease the lead time for our team to have the model ready in the shortest amount of time possible.
Also, within this part of the process, we understand that not all 2D CAD plans and elevations do not perfectly translate into the 3D model you envisioned. This is why we also give you up to 2 additional revisions at no extra cost, as long as the original plans and elevations were not drastically changed from your initial contract agreement. It is important to us to make sure we get your project right and that you are completely satisfied.
The rendering process is the bread and butter of Masitects. This is also where your project starts to come to life. We have in place an easy to work with, collaborative effort to get the right graphics looking their best for the final product.
Our first step is to get an agreement on the perspective views you are looking for. To speed this step up, we recommend submitting a very simple vignette that contains the locations of the views that you would like to see in the renderings. We also recommend noting your views: worm's eye, eye level, or bird's eye. If you are not sure of the specific view locations, we will find the best-looking options for you to approve.
The second step is to get preliminary, detailed, digital material samples for our team to start creating your materials. If there is a specific Pantone of paint color you want to use, fabric, roofing, texture, etc, either note this over the 3D views we agreed upon or in a document. (We LOVE material spec sheets!) If you are not sure how to spec out a specific type of marble finish, for example, send us a digital material sample such as an image. After the materials on the renderings have been approved, this is when we will also begin adding entourage to the views.
We will start sending renderings with the materials you asked for initially to you for approval. If the material choice is a bit off such as the paint color, sky, and horizon, or the metal sheen on the metal panel, let us know.
Just like the 3D modeling process, we also offer revisions in this step to create your visions perfectly, as long as there are no drastic deviations from the original scope of work.
Finally, our most favorite step in the process! This is where all of our team's hard and dedicated work shows, and impresses your client or investor, or improves your marketing efforts.
In this step, we will send you watermarked, low-resolution, rendered views for your approval. When we receive your approval, we will send out the final invoice minus the initial retainer fee. Once payment is received, all high-resolution renderings will be sent free of watermarks directly to you in the previously approved file types and resolutions.
get a quote for your next project
Have a current project you are working on or a future project that may need renderings for you to amaze your client with? Is there a design competition you are trying to come out on top with? We can help! Start by requesting a quote from us. Its free!