When planning for a home renovation or for an upgrade to a horrible wallpaper or paint job, one of the first steps is to conceptualize the result. And while you can go about conceptualization by gathering samples and having illustrations made, it is a bit less strenuous, both fiscally as well as in time management, to have interior models which allow for various customizations than to go about the process in another way. Here are a few ways in which 3D conceptualization and design can help you visualize before you commit.
Number One: Clients tend to change their minds
If you are an interior designer, or if you are the individual who is having the home décor, then you will know that the options and the opinions between the interior designer and the client tend to change a great deal throughout the project. Where this becomes an issue is when the visualizations are being produced on Bristol with Prismacolor markers or even digitally with a Wacom tablet and layers. It is taxing on time as well as upon the relationship between the designer and the client.
3D models and renderings allow the interior designer to take the existing space and have it modeled in 3D. This gives the interior space a few advantages including a 360 visualization of the space, the ability to quickly integrate new materials and colors, the ability to change out different décor items with a click of a button, and in some cases the ability to calculate costs through software algorithms.
Number Two: Conceptualizations can be photorealistic
When surveying the popularity of Photorealism in art, one will find that there has been an increase of mixing what is real and what could be. For Home décor this is essential. You want to be able to have a definitive outcome already established before you commit to spending the money on materials and labor to get the job done. However, you cannot just jump haphazardly into a 3D model of your house either. A reference as to the look would be beneficial. If you do not have a photorealistic render from which to start, it is hard to state that “this is the look that I am going for” or “I want the end results to mimic this”. On the other hand, if you have a photorealistic model from CGTrader or another 3D model provider, then you can render out the big picture (that being the room) as well as the small details (that being close up of the various home décor items. This will make the decision process quicker.
Number Three: Multiple Rooms can be seen with one render
While artist may have an abundance of skills, drawing the integration between rooms is somewhat of an impossibility. Sure, you can have cut aways, section views and perspective floorplans, but unless you can really see from one room to the next, and mimic the lighting of each room, the shadows as they will hit the various surfaces, and several other issues, you may find that your perception of the space will not meet with the reality of the home décor. Visualization before you commit to the space using 3D allows the designer to adjust the camera for the best angle. It allows for the designer to see the relationship between the rooms as well. Because the software usually has GPS location rendering, it is possible to see exactly how the light and shadows will affect the space. Furthermore, hiding the walls on the interior or lowering the opacity of the walls within the 3D model will allow you or your client to see the whole design and the way multiple rooms support each other, making it easier to decide on a theme and elements for that theme.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of using 3D conceptualization and photorealistic rendering in your home décor project is the availability of a specific model within your design. If you ever wanted to know how Ikea cabinets would look in your kitchen, you can do so with a 3D model, if you have a specific color drapes which you want to have in your house and wonder how the light will be effected, using the proper settings in your render can show you such. The limitations are only limited by your mind.
In order to expedite the process of home décor design, to minimize the cost of materials, to understand the relationship between various rooms, as well as to have a definitive visualization before you commit to the project, it is important to use 3D conceptualizations and renderings to get a firm grasp upon the final result. Should you find that you have a room which would work for multiple projects, you can save the model and tweak as needed. What is there not to like.
So before you commit to your design, or before you break out the swatches, samples, and markers, get to a quicker and more effective way of creating your space. Go digital, create, and share the renders with your client or interior designer. You will find that your home will be happier for it.