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CGArchitect releases new ArchVis Rendering survey

CGarchitect has released their annual rendering survey They send it out to all the architectural visualization people that frequent CGarchitecture and related social channels. Just like last year, they had roughly 2K respondents.

The last survey was released at the end of November 2016.

Summary of 2018 results:

  • UE4 is the 4th most used production renderer (including all offline renderers)

  • 1 in 5 ArchVis people are using UE4 in production

  • 21% are using UE4, increase of 100% in one year

  • #1 is V-RAy (63%)

  • #2 is Corona (30%)

  • #3 is V-Ray RT (30%)

  • #7 is Unity (8%) - UE4 is 3 times more popular

  • UE4 is #1 renderer being experimented with (including all offline renderers)

  • 41% are using UE4, increase of 50% in one year

  • #2 is Corona (27%)

  • #3 is Arnold (12%)

  • #8 is Unity (10%), - UE4 is 4 times more popular

  • UE4 is #1 by those using real-time renderers in production:

  • 52% using UE4

  • #2 is Lumion (34%)

  • #3 is 3ds Max Interactive (21%)

  • #4 is Unity (19%)

  • UE4 is #1 for those researching real-time solutions:

  • 77% using UE4

  • #2 is Unity (20%) - UE4 is 4 times more popular

  • #3 is 3ds Max Interactive (16%)

  • Those researching UE4 are 69% likely to use in production in the future

  • Those using real-time want to use it for everything (presentations, design, fast rendering, XR) equally

  • Overall, 73% think real-time is important to very important, this increases to 88% in five years

  • Students: Unity (10%), but Unreal is stronger (17%)