3D, a new tool for architects as for individuals
A Renaissance era, designers often used a «perspectograph» tool to achieve a perspective view. Today, designers use CAD software (computer aided design) with many more opportunities and offering unparalleled precision and a rapidity of execution.
What is 3D?
3D or three-dimensional representation is an element in a drawing, as would be perceived by our vision. This design is based on three axes: X width, depth Y, and Z the height of the geometry in space. In this architecture allows a very realistic and immersive view of space.
How does it work?
Rendering photorealistic 3D or 3D virtual tour includes two steps:
- modeling or spaces will be defined as models and a model without painting.
- rendering, which will allow to define the materials, colors, light and shadows presented in space.
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Why resort to this tool?
Applied to the renovation, 3D has the advantage of disappearing misunderstandings between the maitre d’oeuvres and the building owner on the finality of the work. It is easier and faster down a wall in 3D than in reality, and it is also much less costly. Thus 3D solution allows to explore all the possibilities, view their reports, and retain or depart without generating any additional cost. It is therefore very important to work upstream on 3D before debuter work.
Can we realize his own plans?
Most modeling software are intuitive and accessible to the general public. Sketchup, the best known, allows after a few hours of practice to be able to achieve some interesting things. You will find many tutorials on the Internet to help you to use it and the public and free version. This will prepare your project and thus to better illustrate your ideas with professionals.
Can you print our 3D realizations?
Although still prohibitive and slow, 3D printing offers the possibility to print your achievements and thus to have a real vision of your creations. Formerly architects put for days or even months to models which today can be achieved in no time and materials in increasingly numerous. Recently, the first houses were built thanks to huge 3D printers.
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