The benefits of 3D rendering
Perhaps the most obvious advantage of having a 3D render done is the potential to fine tune a design and make sure it’s exactly what you intended. Naturally, this also offers the potential to save money.
“I’ve had people come to me after they’ve built a home and said how much they wish they’d known about this resource. They’ve built homes and only realised afterwards how certain features would look. Had they had a render done, they could have flagged any issues.
With a 3D render, something like knocking down a wall is as easy as clicking a button. You just can’t do that in real life.”
Similarly, a 3D render can save time, particularly in applications where the entire build is simulated. With an accurate render, you can foresee potential delays and avoid them before construction begins.
The technology behind Patrick’s 3D renders also adds an element of connectivity to your project. You can create a few renders and because there’s so much context, sharing is easy.
“I might make two renders and post them on Instagram to ask which people like better. You can reach thousands of people this way, but you can’t bring thousands of people to your building site.”
Many of Patrick’s clients will ask him to show them alternative renders with different options for cladding, flooring and other materials.
The forward trajectory of 3D visualisation
When asked what’s next for 3D architectural visualisations, Patrick describes a merge of virtual reality, cinema and video gaming to make the most realistic renders to date.
Currently, Patrick is designing a virtual reality service where he can put a 3D home into a game engine. From there, clients can go in and test out different options using a controller.
“You’ll be able to drag and drop furniture where you want, try different options and design the home room by room.”
To find out more about the exciting and constantly evolving world of 3D rendering, be sure to check out 3DAV on ArchiPro and see some of his latest projects here.