If you are like a lot of people in the rendering industry, architecture, or modeling, you likely remember a time when you needed a visual representation of how a finished design would look on completion. This model had to be a physical model designed and created to the same scale and specifications of the project that you had planned. You can already probably imagine what the headache this was. Luckily, this is no longer the case today thanks to modern advances in computer software and CAD design. All of this can now be done virtually. Not only can it be done virtually today, but it can be done without trial and error. This is what is known as 3D modeling. While 3D modeling has been around for quite some time now, not everyone is completely aware of all the benefits that the technology provides.
Probably the biggest and most apparent benefit that you’ll be able to take advantage of when using 3D modeling software is the level of detail. The level of detail that this software delivers is just hands down superior to that of what you would get with traditional physical models. A physical model was no doubt good for giving you a general idea of how a finished design would look from a distance. 3D modeling software takes it one step further by providing you with a life-sized detail view of the project in question. Not only this, but the textures, the colors, the overall detail will just be more vivid and lifelike.
Staging Of The Construction
Most people already know that with 3D rendering software, you can show your client and construction professional how the livable areas of the property will look when completed. This is pretty much a given, but what most people don’t know is that this technology can also be used in a variety of creative ways during the construction stages. For instance, it can be used to show how the construction process is going. It can literally show you every step, move, or block constructed along the way. This will settle any concerns investors or clients may have about the progress of the build. This is what is known as construction staging.
You can use this staging to show potential buyers or investors how ongoing development projects will look and grow over the years until completion.
Modeling buildings in the past has also been a viable option. Although modeling them might not have been as efficient, effective, or visually appealing as they are with this new software, it was always a possibility. The landscape was a different question, though. With 3D modeling software, developers now have the ability to represent how the green areas and outside spaces will look in various conditions. Want to see what the land will look like with snow on it? No problem. This is important because it is a technology that can be used behind the scenes to predict, prepare, and plan for water drainage and erosion. Knowing how these two will affect a piece of property will provide immense benefits.