The task of producing spatially accurate digital models, complete with convincing materials and lighting, is commonplace within the AEC industry.

However, the output produced so far has been limited to high-resolution pictures (still images) and low-resolution animated sequences (video).

The research consisted of an investigation into the limitations of current practice with an emphasis on the use of network arrays or 'Render Farms' as an aid to achieving higher quality image output within the AEC industry.