USING 3D VISUALISATION TO TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE

When talking about 3D visualisation we often think of the breath-taking photo-realistic images produced by award winning architecture and design practices to show off their finished work. Impressive as these images are, they are primarily sales tools created to sell designs to clients, developers and competition panels, and due to the enormous amount of time they take to produce have limited relevance during the design process itself.  

During the design process designers typically use much more functional 3D models to understand and communicate their design decisions. These models may lack the glamour of their photo realistic counterparts, but they are an incredibly valuable tool in helping both designers and clients get everything they want or need from a design. 

If you have bought a kitchen recently it is likely that your kitchen company will have produced 3D visualisations to help you understand the design options before you buy it. This is becoming more common across the wider interior design industry. So, why is using 3D Visualisation to transform your space so useful, and how can it help you with your own interior design project?

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Expert Advice

from James Bruce,
Senior Design Consultant, Edinburgh

James Bruce
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VISUALISE YOUR SPACE

Everyone’s ability to visualise things is different. For some people it comes naturally, whilst for others it is much more difficult – or in some cases, impossible – to create an image in the mind of what something might look like. For years designers have used different means of visualising and communicating their ideas, from drafting plans to constructing physical models. The invention of 3D modelling and visualisation tools is only the most recent iteration of this, however their relative ease and speed of use has opened up the way for a more collaborative design process. When making an investment in your home, 3D visualisations will enable you to understand the design in detail, test out various options witrh ease, and feel confident that you have found the best possible solution for your space before shelling out.

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UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF A ROOM

3D visualisations allow you to see your interior in a way like never before, offering a valuable new perspective on your familar space. Sometimes this is all it takes for new opportunities to become clear. If you are moving into a new space, using 3D visualisations will be a valuable tool in familiarisation, allowing you to play around, and get a head start on figuring out how it will work best for you. Whatever your situation, 3D visualisations will enable you to quickly compare different options, and give you a great overview of your design decisions.  

CHECK SIZING

Whereas plans drawing allow you to handle fine detail measurements very well, 3D visualisations help with understanding massing and scale within a three-dimensional space.  3D visualisations are also extremely valuable in illustrating how a piece of furniture, that you may have only seen in a spacious showroom, would actually look in your own home.

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EXPLORE HOW DIFFERENT ELEMENTS WORK TOGETHER

When working with 3D visualisation tools you can change fabrics, finishes and even layouts with the click of a button – making it easy to explore and compare all of the options available. Not only does working with 3D visualisation tools allow you to look at the impact of colours, tones and textures that may have already caught your eye, but also experiment with more radical or unexpected combinations without fear.

UNDERSTAND THE FLOW OF A SPACE

Considering the journey through a space is an important part of the process, as an interior is not a static object but a canvas for living. Understanding how you will use and interact with the space is critical to the success of the design and 3D models allow you to investigate functionality much more easily than other tools. A particular strength of 3D visualisations is their ability to depict massing, texture, colour and form simultaneously, and in doing so portray the feeling within the space that you have designed.

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CONCIOUS CREATIVITY

Building the space in a digital model allows the designer to get a feel for the space and develop a strong understanding of somewhere that they might never have had the chance to see in person. The process of building the space digitally requires detailed consideration of the relationship between elements, and can raise questions that will be vital to the development of a well considered design proposal.

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EXPLORE OUR 3D DRAWINGS

Do you want to furnish your 3D environment with BoConcept products? Explore our online portal for design professionals that gives you access to our most popular furniture and accessories as 3D drawings.

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