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What To Know Before You Begin A Rendering Job:

Below is a sampling of items that new clients should take into account before starting a rendering job

1. Before starting gather any information from the landscape architect or designer, the county, city, government or public organization, civil engineer, architect or other source needed to complete the project as deemed necessary and shall be transmitted in a timely fashion so that the Project will be completed in the agreed to time frame. All data shall be sent whenever possible digitally in a CAD file format that is compatible with AutoCAD release 2000 or higher in a non “Desktop” format. If CAD files are not available, scanned drawings or PDF’s can be transmitted electronically or reproduced pages sent via courier. Any delays in transmitting or receiving said data shall be the responsibility of the Client and may effect the final completion date.

2. The client needs to transmit Information in regards to design, materials, colors, stylized effects, landscape design, etc. to produce said renderings in a timely fashion.

3. During the rendering process predetermined benchmarks will be set for client authorization and approval for Project to continue progressing or information to modify said renderings to meet with approval at said benchmarks. Benchmark points are typically set at the rough model camera view to authorize the vantage point and a final rendering before entourage is placed in the rendering.

4. Initial Benchmark: Drafter will consult with Client on initial angle(s) for rendering of said Project.

5. Intermediate Benchmark: To send a shot of the 3d model with the proposed camera view and initial color scheme for Client’s input on color and vantage point. This will be a low resolution rendering with little or no entourage.

6. Final Benchmark: rendering is finished but entourage has not been added yet for material checks before final entourage is placed and final image is printed or formatted for various output formats.

7. Information on specific items to be depicted in rendering such as siding type and color, glazing color and style information as well any other information pertaining to materials or color selections, plantings or other items viewed in the chosen perspective.

8. Renderings will be finalized and transmitted in PNG, JPG or TIF file format per Client’s request either via email, FTP, CD-R or DVD-R to a reproduction house of Client’s choosing or the client themselves.

9. All renderings created shall be flattened into single layer images before being transmitted to Client due to the need of protecting digital rights of purchased, downloaded or created digital content having restrictions on duplication. Should said files be requested to be sent without flattening, there is no guarantee to the condition of said image files to be transmitted due to the need to maintain ownership rights of purchased, downloaded or otherwise held entourage for use in said renderings. Any and all such data will be stripped from said drawings to maintain such rights.

10. Renderings will be produced at a size for plotting at 11x17 whenever possible. Should renderings be requested plotted, all costs associated with plotting, printing or otherwise reproducing said images will be passed along to Client and to be payable upon receipt. Should the size of the rendering be required larger, it is the responsibility of the Client to inform the Drafter of said requirements before work commences on said project.

11. 2D and/or 3D CAD files of the Project will not be provided under the terms of this contract. This includes all 2d and/or 3d content that may or may not be under the ownership of Drafter for the use in generating renderings or final imagery. Should said files be requested, there is no guarantee to the condition of said CAD files to be transmitted due to the need to maintain ownership rights of purchased, downloaded or otherwise held entourage for use in said renderings. Any and all such data will be stripped from said drawings to maintain such rights.

12. While multiple versions of rendering of said Project can be requested, additional time and costs may apply as not all of building(s) may necessarily be modeled and additional time may be required to model, render, create new vantage points, finalize views and add entourage as needed.

13. Client understands and agrees that due to the nature of hardware with different monitors, graphics cards and various settings from one computer to another, stated final images will appear different at each computer said images are viewed at. Client also understands and agrees that while every effort is made to produce a duplication of what is shown on Drafters monitor, any printed images will be an approximation of shown images on said monitor. Such printed images will also appear different under various lighting conditions, weather conditions and will change if printed on printers or paper other than that which said images were originally printed on. Changes due to any such conditions or other conditions are not the responsibility of the Drafter but rather typical conditions of hardware and software limitations.

14. Client understands that any rendered image produced by Drafter is an artistic statement of the design intent and may not fully reflect the provided information from architect, landscape architect, interior designer, engineer or other source of data. As an artistic statement, leeway is granted to the Drafter to create the image as he or she sees fit.

15. The Drawings and other documents prepared by the Drafter for this Project are instruments of the Drafter’s service for use solely with respect to this Project and, unless otherwise provided, the Drafter shall be deemed the author of these documents and shall retain all common law, statutory and other reserved rights, including the copyright. The Client shall be permitted to retain copies of the final renderings for information and reference in connection with the Client's use. The Drafter’s renderings or other documents shall not be used by the Client or others on other Projects or for completion of this Project by others, unless the Drafter is adjudged to be in default under this Agreement, except by agreement in writing and with appropriate compensation to the Drafter.

16. Drafter is not a licensed Architect or Engineer. Client understands that Drafter is limited by current code restrictions on building types, materials and functions that can be included in this Project. As such, Client releases all liabilities of errors and omissions on the part of the Drafter. It is the Clients’ responsibility to have any drawings produced checked and signed by the appropriate licensed professionals per city or county requirements should such work be requested.