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    Hi,

    I was wondering how to charge for 3d renderings of spaces either interior or exterior. If the client offers me the Autocad files (floor plan, Elevations) but I still need to model the space how would you go about pricing out the project.

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    The same way you price any work product. It will vary depending upon the project.

    Break it down into the tasks you know you will need to complete. Estimate the hours required to complete each task (double it). Decide the value of your time and do the arithmetic.

    Whoever you are working with will invariably ask for changes along the way.

    It isn't easy and it isn't straight forward.

    If your careful you can define exactly what you will deliver for the price agreed upon. Always have a written agreement that defines this.

    Don't be reluctant to remind your client (gently) of the limits of the scope agrred to. And don't be afraid to modify the agreement to cover requested additional work when it is inevitably requested.

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    Default Re: Freelance Rendering, How much to charge?

    we are in China and we charge our US client $500 for interior/exterior rendering.

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    Mark, is that with the 3d modeling included as well? What is the client asks for changes?

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    yes include 3d modeling. we do not charge our regular clients.
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    Default Re: Freelance Rendering, How much to charge?

    - What is your level of experience?
    - What is the size of the project?
    - What type of architecture is the project?
    - Is the at CD stage or DD stage?
    - What type of entourage do you need? (People / Trees / Cars / etc... )
    - How specific does the entourage need to be? (People on phones / People from UAE / Kids / Species of tress / Etc..)
    - What resolution does the final deliverable need to be?
    - How many images?
    - What is the desired time of day for the renderings?

    After you answer all of this questions you should be able to ballpark the number of hours it will take you to model and render the images per your clients needs.

    After you have that number then you need to multiply it by your hourly rate......

    Your hourly rate needs to take into account all costs that are associated with your life, and allow a little padding to cover future expenses and retirement savings. Coming up with the hourly rate is not easy. You need to do some research and reading to understand all the expenses that you need to account for when coming up with this number.

    After multiplying the hours x your hourly rate you will have what you "should/need" to charge for the renderings in order to maintain your existence.

    But... in general renderings range from $1800 to $4000 per image depending on complexity of the image and skill level of the artist.
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    in Guangzhou, China, we normally will charge $500 more for modeling words, but finally up to the exact situation, like the timeline,complexity egree,image size,detail requirments ...
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    In Poland many people don't buy software license especially 3DS Max + Vray and the destroy job market making unfair competition for those who are paying taxes, and software (like me), but there is some controll on that in my country, I expect that in Russia or China nobody cares about this totally...

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    Default Re: Freelance Rendering, How much to charge?

    First of all and most important is to know what your competition is charging. Do a little survey in your area. Ask how much they charge. After you a get an idea of what others charge and then calculate your rate.

    Don't worry if you think you are over charging your client. Remember customer satisfaction is the only way a business runs smoothly. Also dont compare your rates with others from different parts of the world. Here in India I have seen projects done in about $100.

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    Default Re: Freelance Rendering, How much to charge?

    So a 15,000SF building is $500 and a 1,200sf loft in $500 and a 1000 acre masterplan is $500? Thats a 50 cents an acre. Sounds like a bargain to me. It's funny, I asked for a quote from a company in China on some modeling work and they came back with $500. I guess that's the secret number. I ended up doing the modeling myself because I can do it cheaper in house. Something I like to call In-Sourcing.

    There is no magic number. You really should read Mike Monteiro's book and figure out what it is worth to your client. Even if it takes 2 hours, should you only charge $100? What does this do to the industry? What does this do to you when you decide to no longer freelance and want to do this full time? Your clients will nickle and dime you to the point you are eating dog food for dinner. Think carefully before you set a price. You affect us all.
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