3D rendering: The Future of Architecture

While we find ourselves deeply rooted in the digital age, every industry has become increasingly dependent on technology. The constant evolution of software has resulted in architects, designers and 3D artists creating imagery that is revolutionising the industry and ultimately shaping the future of architecture.

The drastic shift to 3D rendering occurred mostly due to large-scale innovation taking place as well as expensive and difficult building design and construction processes paining the industry. With building design and construction, any change to the materials or layout once construction begins requires exorbitant amounts of money, time and effort to take action on. The industry needed a process that was more cost-effective and didn’t need a shovel to hit the ground before a client could see their project take shape.

Through 3D rendering there has been a wave of clarity and understanding added to 2D drawings, which has enabled designers and architects to play with new ideas, avoiding constructs that flat drawings gave them. Renders of this kind are drastically reducing the costs clients have to endure due to multiple changes caused by uncertainty or trial and error.

The need to leapfrog within the realms of architecture has resulted in new and useful marketing tools for upcoming projects and proven to be a powerful tool for communicating plans to investors. 3D rendering has offered architects the ability to view a construction before bricks are laid, avoiding unnecessary changes to a current construction site.

While avoiding costs are essential, the groundbreaking features of 3D rendering are the elements paving the future of the industry. Experimenting with different lighting conditions and types give architects complete control over designs and projects. The use of rendering software and design tools help to portray a full image from rooms to outdoors with proper lighting effects.

The future of architecture lies in the hands of 3D rendering, and while we continue to immerse ourselves in an era of digital design, the bar continues to be raised for virtual experiences. These virtual experiences are the unhindered exploration of human creativity and technology.

The immersive capabilities of architectural VR mean designers and clients feel a level of connection to their project through their multi-dimensional virtual experience. As technology continues to advance, 3D rendering will become more accessible and efficient. As architects become more comfortable in using it, clients can expect it to become an integral tool in detecting changes from the beginning.

At Vizform we believe that transforming a concept into a tangible vision is a rare skill. While the conceptual leap between 2D architectural plans and a client’s end result can be vast, we are proud to harness the power of 3D visualisation technology and rendering to transform all our clients’ project needs.


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