3D Modeling, dating back to the 60’s, has taken over various industry verticals. One of the pivotal sectors it has influenced the most is the furniture industry. As a result, the technology has become market dominant.

And eventually, 3D modeling technology became the prime choice for furniture businesses. As more and more furniture companies preferred to implement custom furniture modeling design services in order to showcase their products to their target audience in a realistic manner.

The hourly rate starts from $25 to $50 USD based on project complexity. However the pricing might differ from company to company.

This is why the 3D furniture modeling prices vary from project to project, entirely depending upon several factors mentioned in this article.

Let us dig deeper into the topic and find out those factors that affect the 3d furniture modeling price.

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Factors that Affect Furniture 3D Design Costs

  • The Complexity of the Project

    The major contributing factor to the 3D furniture modeling prices is the nature of the project. Whether the project shared by the client demands a more complex process and use of major furniture design software, or a basic project that requires simplistic furniture designs.

    The service charges depend majorly on it, and during the client’s brief of the project, the nature is understood by the design houses.

    E.g., If a project requires a brief detail of the furniture, highlighting the usability of each part, including complex geometric design and the texture- in such cases, either the whole package is presented to the client with the raised prices or the customization is done as per the requirement by adding extra cost to the standard cost of 3D furniture modeling services.

    However, many clients choose the later as it gives them the liberty of customization per their requirements.

    Also, if the project is simplistic with minimal add-ons, a basic cost is added to the billing.

  • Turn Around Time

    As the nature of the project is determined, the next factor that affects the prices is the turnaround time or the project delivery time limit given by the client.

    There are many cases where the clients are due for their ecommerce website launch, and at the last moment they ask for 3D furniture designs to enhance the user experience; here, they give a very short time to deliver the project, and hence it increases the ‘Urgency Charges’.

    In such a case, the 3D modelers work on an hourly basis, and hence charge accordingly adding extra pennies to the average cost of furniture 3d designs.

  • The Background

    One of the major factors that define the 3D furniture modeling prices is the type of background required in the design. For example: For some 3D furniture models, clients ask to keep the background plain vanilla, i.e. white. This service comes with nominal charges

    On the other hand, when clients demand backgrounds based on lifestyle, commercial spaces, outdoors etc., to enhance the look of their product/s and give a real to life feel to the customers this comes with some extra charges for beautifying the 3D designs.

  • The Expected Quality

    Though everything is clear by the heading itself, this is also one of the contributing factors to the rise in the prices. The quality of the 3D furniture designs depends entirely on the purpose of its creation and usage. This is why a client provides complete information during the briefing as to the purpose of creating these designs and where will he use them.

    High-quality 3D models are usually required when photo-realism comes into the picture and when you need to showcase the human figure using the product (furniture, in this case).

  • Static Image or Virtual Reality

    Apart from the factors mentioned above, one of the most affecting ones is the type of 3D rendering required by the client. Is it static image related, or do they require 360 degree view furniture images.

    Today, as the world is shifting towards technological upgradation, customers also want to update themselves accordingly. And many furniture eCommerce platforms have introduced the virtual reality option for their target audience to check the product/s in reality, sitting right in the comfort of their home.

    And when this level of technological upgradation is asked, the price will be on the upper side; it goes without saying.

  • Use of Pre-Ready 3D Model

    There are many cases where the clients reach out to the 3D design houses with a small budget. In this case, these studios give them an option of opting for the pre-ready models that can be used with some minor changes, thus thus curbing the extra charges that can affect the client’s budget.

  • The Type of Service Provider

    Another factor that affects the cost of 3D furniture modeling is the type of service provider

    However, expertise and professionalism can be seen in both types of work.

  • Corrections

    One more reason that incurs the raised cost is the rounds of adjustments and corrections done in the later stage, mostly in the case when the client forgot to brief about certain elements or some new add-ons are suggested by the client when the design is nearly ready or ready in some cases.

  • Post-Production Requirements

    In many cases, the designs are not built in one format; instead, small parts are designed differently and then assembled to make one single product to showcase each detail of the furniture design. Here, the modelers work in teams to get the job done in the desired timeline.

As soon as the multiple small details are added to make one complete life-like 3D model, it may require more than 3D modeling efforts. Here, 3D rendering comes into the picture to make the design look flawless amidst the natural ambience.

This service upgrade comes at a cost!


This ends the topic that explains the various factors that affect the prices of 3D modeling services. We hope this Blog post has provided you with the complete information you were looking for.

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A seasoned 3D professional with a creative focused, and a knack for diverse 3D designs, software and the technology. She's associated with ThePro3DStudio for long enough to prove her mettle and make every 3D projects successful. When she’s not busy working for a new project, she shares valuable insights from her own experience.