The process of 3d rendering is the line of computer graphics where 2-dimensional images are generated from 3-dimensional data stored in a computer. It is basically the same as cinematography or photography except that it involves capturing imaginary scenes.
Rendering can be equated to taking a picture after setting up a scene because it is the last process of creating the 2-dimensional images. There are different types of rendering techniques, some of which are quite specialized. Depending on the image being rendered, the process may take less than a second or last several days.
Rendering software is used to create the best photorealism within the shortest time possible. The specialized software can simulate a variety of visual effects, including motion blur, depth of field and lens flares to make scenes appear even more realistic.
The process of 3d rendering depicts 3d animation as images captured from particular perspectives and locations.
The common reflection methods used in 3d rendering include texture mapping, bump mapping, gouraud shading, phong shading, flat shading and cel shading.
Another important aspect of 3d rendering is transport, which defines how illumination in scenes get to different places.
The images produced may be used in various places, including print media, television, movies, the Internet and other interactive media. 3d rendering is often used in presentations, advertisements and other promotional materials.