I really suck at rendering

Submitted by Andrea on July 14, 2011

The last few house renderings on the home page have been so dismal that I finally gave up on photorealism and just did something neutral. The good news is that it includes the piers — you'll just have to imagine trees, terrain, stairs, etc.

Yup, just the free version of Sketchup. I haven't explored add-ons yet -- are there any you can recommend that would work with the free version?

I confess that making a pretty rendering hasn't been a particularly high priority. My hope is that Camilo, the architect friend who's been helping us, will have a chance to make a professional-quality rendering for us in the next few weeks. We've been hammering out exterior details, so hopefully a pretty picture will come out of that.