This is the second part of the 3D Basics Series
The benefits of 3D and its potential as a solution to wide-ranging issues about design are gradually becoming recognized as a key player in many industries, particularly in architecture and transport.
Thankfully, we are also making the technology more accessible to the masses by bringing down its cost, thanks to new advancements in the field along with the increasing number of players specializing on the niche.
Now the remaining question is, “why should people care?” Before any novel invention sees widespread adoption, people need to be taught why the new process is better than the old and why they should risk change in order to grow their business.
This article lists the top benefits of 3D visualization and 3D design and how they can help spur growth for your lofty career and business goals.
Augments Visual Communication
Visual communication is perhaps one of the hardest jobs of architects and designers. For lack of better equipment, the most workable tool at hand is still graphics. But a mere drawing, no matter how nicely done, does not always translate the whole message. Like language, a lot can be lost in the translation. What’s in the designer’s head does not always translate well to clients.
3D design eliminates this obvious gap by making a realistic 3D render of the idea, an output that is shareable and in a form that is universally understood and appreciated.
Quality and Precision
3D softwares utilize actual mathematics to translate subjective concepts into objective, measurable abstractions. Data gathered from the physical world is integrated into the render. Blended with actual photos, you can create a stunning lifelike rendition of a concept and see it realized in print before actual work begins.
With so many internet-integrated design softwares today, it’s never been easier to upload your creation and make file sharing and distribution in a timely manner. Unlike carrying bulky blueprints of a project, digital media sharing makes it possible to study and evaluate a design online without laboring over a thousands pieces of information one at a time.
Virtual Reality is the future. In gaming, in architecture, in transport, in small businesses, you name it. As VR picks up pace along with the increasing popularity of Augmented Reality, users will soon realize the astounding capacities and potential of VR.
Using a VR headset, you can interact with 3D designs as if in real life, making virtual tours all the more appealing because of the insane number of permutations possible even for just one concept.
Not to mention the experience has mega potential for marketing, given just the right ideas.
Quality control is easier with a 3D design to aid in the process as it can be used as a tool to evaluate structures to identify if there are potential design issues that need to be mended first before they can be laid out in real life. This is an advantage that translates to thousands if not millions of dollars in capital money.
Material and Concept Study
Wanna see how your product would look like from multiple perspectives? 3D renderings provide quality visuals that allow 360-rotation, and the capacity to work with multiple variations of one design so you can see how a certain texture or color change would differ for the overall output.