The client has an e-commerce website where various print-related products (flat cards, folded cards, photo books, calendars, mugs, etc.) can be customized and purchased. Currently, when a product is configured, it can be previewed by the customer so that they can see what the product is going to look like when it is printed. The current website only supports previewing products in a typical, flat (2D) way. The client would like to significantly improve the quality and accuracy of the image previews by using more advanced 3D rendering techniques.
Your role will be to propose, investigate, research and implement advanced photorealistic 3D rendering strategies at scale.
The current 2D product images are basic and don't allow as much realism as they would like. For example, some products can be printed with a metal foil which is slightly embossed and reflects differently, and this should be viewable in the images. They are looking for someone who can advise them on how to render product images that can present such subtleties of the products that will make them more appealing and give customers more confidence to purchase.
Any proposed solution will need to be able to be implemented at scale to quickly render products with hundreds of thousands of configuration combinations.
The pay rate for this role is from $50 to $80 USD per hour, depending on experience and capability.