3D technology has been influencing many fields of architecture and design in the past decade. In more wider terms, the influence of computer technology on interior design has been immense all in all. The things that are done now, could not even have been imagined in the past. From the enhancements in communication to the new product presentations, a whole new world of possibilities has been opened within interior design in the last 40 years. It has changed the very process of how we design objects within themselves. It is adding unforeseen range, speed and quality to the design and renderings that are presented to the client, making it all so much easier to close a deal.
Back in the 70’s, all a designer needed was a door sheet – just plainly laid on a pair of saw horses – a T-square, some triangles, transparent paper, a roll of sketching paper, some pencils and colored markers. It all began from his own hands. Most obviously, things have changed quite a lot since then.
3D rendering is changing the way
Seeing a photo-realistic rendering for the first time is definitely life changing. It is hard to understand that a man can create this from nothing at all. 3D professionals are able to create three-dimensional renderings that look like realistic photos of any interior space desired, within just a few hours now. It is rather common to have a hard time in telling if what you’re looking at is a real photo or a rendering. Moreover, digital printers and copiers are now capable of scanning in and recreating these renderings in color easily.3D printer than give the final and supreme astonishment by actually printing any design.
The ability to create photo-realistic renderings to present to clients gives any professional the ability to visualize a project before it is completed, in fact, before the first brick is layed on the ground. Normally, any project begins with assessing the client’s needs. Inspiration and sketching lead to the concept. Then, the floor plan is set and the building of the three-dimensional space where the materials, contrast, colors, light and furniture are defined. Once this three-dimensional space is built, professional tools are used in order to create a realistic rendering that brings reality in front of your eyes. The last step is the fine-tuning of the rendering. Now, the designer can change materials, experiment with different colors and lighting systems.
The final rendering is the most important part of a presentation. It is common for a presentation to start with the concept statement, inspiration, diagrams, floor plans, sections, elevations, light and ceiling plans, furniture, material and to end with the 3D rendering.
Being able to visualize the space and having the chance to show them exactly how the design will look before it is built is definitely bringing communication to another level. Color studies can be created, materials can be easily changed, and different light concepts can be tried out in no time. Virtual walk-throughs or simulations of day time or night time can now show much more than ever before. And tis is all possible before the building phase of the project. 3D rendering is changing the way designers communicate with clients.