You know that cheesy line “a picture speaks a thousand words”? Well, what if that picture was something not yet made, and instead of 2D, was in 3D? One might say that that fictional number of words goes up dramatically. That’s precisely why 3D renderings have grown increasingly popular.
Sure, photographs will never lose their value completely, but renderings have benefitted companies so much that their value is hard, if not impossible, to deny. Whether it be communication between client and designer, improving the designing process, or showcasing the interior to investors, 3D renderings are miles ahead of some more traditional methods.
The benefit of revision
Considering how many elements and minute details go into interior design, being able to go back and change one little thing without having to remake an entire model apartment or scale model seems quite useful.
Making a 3D rendering based on a client’s idea allows the designer to incorporate such things as lighting, view, and even people into the design. Thanks to the wonders of technology, none of these elements are permanent, so if the client doesn’t like a certain element, say the color of the living room walls, it’s cheap and not very time consuming to go back, repaint the walls, and have it delivered to the client in no time.
Furniture, color schemes, and even the type and nature of light, all become easily changeable elements, which allows the designer to make the perfect representation of a client’s idea.
Everybody is entitled to a change of opinion, especially if they’re paying for a service. In the past, this would often make the life of a designer difficult. Hauling color palettes from one office to the other, spending a lot of time drawing and creating a pamphlet were all time consuming and costly side effects of interior design.
By using 3D renderings for your interior designs, you transport all of those problems into the virtual world of computer technology. It’s much easier to go back and forth with a laptop, gather ideas, and then jump into one of many 3D rendering computer programs. To a skilled designer making the necessary changes to a project becomes much easier, baring a need for a total redo which is always time consuming, regardless of medium.
Being able to communicate in real time, and making adjustments on the fly to produce a product that pleases the client, and is of the highest quality, is something that comes along with 3D renderings.
Seeing the design for what it truly is
All of the elements above make it much easier to show the design for what it truly is, or will be. Thanks to the rapid development of computer technology, we are able to show designs in such a high quality that the border between reality and fiction becomes almost unnoticeable.
Using 3D rendering technology allows the designer not only to change and adapt, but also to give the viewer a sense of space. The human mind is used to placing itself in 3D environments, so it’s much easier for clients and investors to place themselves in a space designed in 3D, than to imagine themselves in a 2D environment.
Bridging the gap between what a client imagines, and what they see is essential to the creative process, and 3D renderings do just that.
Taking all things into consideration it’s hard to dispute the benefits of 3D renderings. They are cheaper, less time consuming, more realistic, and show that your company is following industry trends. More traditional methods will always have their value, and without them none of these “newer” methods would exist, but it’s important to keep up. With millennials starting to come into the market as investors and contractors, following technological trends will become increasingly important, so don’t let yourself fall behind.