3D modeling is increasingly used in various fields of human life and activity. For a long time, that technique has gone beyond the use of purely in the entertainment industry, although there it is still actively being introduced and improved. But not only games and animation are the main consumers of 3D models.
Today, more than ever, this technology is in demand in architecture and construction. And we will give you as many as 8 reasons for the popularity of 3D in these areas.
Reason 1: Realism
Although the main drawings of any architectural structure are carried out in two-dimensional space, it is the 3D layout that allows us to evaluate their accuracy and compliance with the set goals, construction standards and utility. As a tradition, architectural design is the creation of textual and graphic documentation. Using three-dimensional modeling, the design process greatly simplifies and speeds up the creation of functional prototypes – as a result, the architect and the customer receive a functional prototype, the finalization of which takes a minimum of time and has maximum efficiency.
For many years, architectural companies have been using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) to create projects. But if you need a model with maximum accuracy and detail, it is much easier to order it from a special company that is directly involved in the development of three-dimensional samples, including a 3D building model.
Reason 2: Speed
When architects worked with paper, the time they needed to perform at least basic drawings and visualizations was very long. Building a 3D model using computer technology takes much less time, while it is almost impossible to make mistakes in the calculations.
Now you do not need to delay the moment of presentation to the customer of your project – just use the finished model or order its production according to your references.
Reason 3: Detail Quality
We already touched on this parameter in the first paragraph, but it is worth noting it separately: modern software in the hands of a skilled specialist allows you to achieve maximum compliance of details with customer requirements or the ideas of the designer. As a result, you get a ready-made layout that you can rotate in space to consider the quality of wall decoration, the interior, or even the decor pattern on the walls.
Reason 4: The Ability to Create a Full-Fledged Layout Based on the 3D Model
Technologies are easily combined, and modern architectural 3D models can be embodied not only on a computer screen but also transferred to a completely tangible form. Get a three-dimensional image of your project and just print it using a 3D printer – the layout is ready! If your customers require you to visualize your idea, this is a great solution.
Reason 5: Possibility of a Good Study of Internal Zoning
This reason is especially relevant for commercial construction. A full-scale model allows zoning the area with greater efficiency, “filling” the internal space of trading floors and galleries with goods and decor items, as well as “testing” the convenience of layout from the point of view of customers and employees.
Reason 6: Advertising
If you initially set the task of promoting the projected project, whether it be an apartment building, a skyscraper or a future shopping center, it is the ready-made visualization in three-dimensional space that will help you with this. Use it in commercials, engage in promotional materials or present at architectural exhibitions and negotiations with investors – when a potential buyer sees exactly what he is going to pay his money for, his credit of trust in you will increase significantly.
Reason 7: Revision
If you are trying to implement a building concept that exists only in the imagination of the customer, all ideas and concepts can easily be embodied in the primary model, the process of finalizing which in terms of functionality and aesthetics will take a minimum amount of time;
Reason 8: Money
Ordering an architectural 3D model is always profitable because it allows you to save on several things at once:
• The painstaking manual work of a designer or architect, who will need to pay for difficult work.
• On making additions and reworking the order.
• On a separate development of layouts for the customer and advertising: a three-dimensional model can serve both here and there.
Three-dimensional technology rules the world. They show it realistically and in detail. This is especially noticeable in the example of the use of 3D models in architecture.
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