Rendering to Reality

One of the first hurdles you face when you start planning your dream home is visualising the spaces. Traditionally you would collect together some images of things you liked and your Architect or Designer would produce some hand sketches and 2D plans to look at and try to visualise. This process would then be repeated a number of times as you refine your ideas and the plans. While this first step is critical in getting everything you want in your dream home, it can be time consuming and relies on you being able to visualise one dimensional plans as three dimensional reality.

Seeing design in 3D is a whole lot easier and quicker. 3d rendering is rapidly changing both how you see your new designs and how you interact with them. Today, 3D rendering is used for analysis and approval in the building process.

“3D rendering has completely changed the new home design process. Those who are not good with visualising plans find it so helpful seeing in detail how their house will look and function.” Paul Reid Maddren Homes.

3D rendering makes it simpler and quicker for architects and designers to try different design variations. Revisions and changes can be made quickly and efficiently. Changes are made in a flexible environment which means they don’t involve having to start from scratch. Walk throughs, fly overs and video modelling can even show the effects the sun will have to the design of the home.

“The advantages of video computer modelling are that the client gets to experience the full house and all the design features and structure that you miss between the usual still images. It also allows for solar modelling that portrays the design characteristics that have been included to further enhance the overall liveability and efficiency of the home.” Richard Furze Furze Architecture + Design

3D rendering doesn’t just shorten the design cycle though. A final design can now be viewed via the internet or captured on a usb for wider distribution to key stakeholders. Teams can work together to identify different solutions and find out what works best and the most efficient ways to build. Any feedback or changes can then be made to the original CAD file easily.

Building companies have been using 3D renders to capture static renders of new homes for some time, but this new generation of 3D visualisation creates a whole new level of value. From design improvements to greater efficiency in the building process. If you would like to see how your dream home could be rendered into reality contact Paul on 09 412 1000.

Richard Clague