3D Model Architecture – Popular Visualisations
3D models and their use in presenting a design offer are becoming more and more popular. Everyone has probably seen 3D models of bathrooms, homes, shopping centres, streets, and gardens. The use of 3D models in the latter is currently gaining favour among designers and architects, as gardens are a constant element of home and spatial design. There are a lot of 3D modelling tutorials on the Internet, and these offer step by step explanations of how to try this kind of computer graphic design yourself. In itself, 3D modelling simple means creating three-dimensional objects using a computer programme. When constructing such objects, basic geometric figures such as cubes and spheres are used. There are several techniques for modelling:
- Complex Modelling – mainly involves two-dimensional depth crossings. There are many other variations of this technique
- Contour Maps – the height of each point is related to the depth and shade of its colouring
- Area Maps – a technique anologous to contour mapping
- Flora – a technique used to create 3D models of trees and shrubs (popular in 3D model architecture), which is often based on the use of programmes that simulate plant life cycles.
Nowadays, 3D models are entering a new phase. They are beginning to be used not only for initial design, but also for subsequent processes such as gardening, promotion (by, for example, garden management companies), analysis, custom-made furniture, and the precise design of plant layout. Such 3D models no longer offer mere guidance, thanks to which they can help in the creation of the exact design that fulfils expectations. Techniques also involve the use of new technologies including, among other things, virtual reality. Modelling more effectively communicates information to potential clients, which translates directly into a company’s positive reputation – and more orders.