Piranha Bar have finished work on the last programme in Stopwatch Television's new architectural series ‘Designs for Life’, which aired on Monday last. The design process for the programme was aided with state of the art computer visualisations created in the Piranha Bar 3D studio.
‘Designs for Life’ follows the trials and tribulations of four clients working with four architects to realise the houses of their dreams.
John O'Connell, Piranha Bar’s technical lead, created 3D renders with realistic lighting, allowing the programme to accurately represent the architects' visions of the houses and how they developed throughout the design process.
Special rendering software which accurately bounces light around an interior space was used, bringing a photo real quality to the flythrough sequences that have not been attempted before on this kind of scale. A logo design, opening sequence and digital grade further contributed to the high end look of the project.
"The sophisticated 3D work and strong design gave us a programme look that we feel raised the bar in this genre,” said director Tom Johnson, adding, "The team in Piranha Bar really wanted to up the standard, and they certainly exceeded our expectations."
The first in the series, produced by produced by Mary Murphy and Aisling Milton, attracted an audience of 570,000 in its 9.30pm slot on RTÉ.