3D Modeling and Rendering in LA
One of the all-time great trickle-downs from the space program is the availability of 3D modeling for everyone. Like everything related to computers, it started as a super-expensive software program supported by computers that filled rooms, but now is an affordable app that runs on personal computers and even on mobile devices. Simply put, 3D design makes it possible to download our imaginations and share a common vision. Visualizing the structures represented in blueprints is a specialized skill developed by professionals, and many consumers have difficulty doing this. Manual architectural drawings are helpful but are static. 3D apps enable us to build and view a realistic simulation of your remodeling or new construction project. We can view the model from any angle, and walk through it. We can add, subtract, and modify details at will. Windows, cabinets, fixtures, furniture, appliances – everything can be moved, swapped in and out, and changed with ease. The models can be printed out by a process called rendering or viewed on-screen for manipulation. Anybody can see precisely how the project will look, and everyone involved sees the same thing.
Once you’ve approved a design, the 3D model can play an active supporting role in dealing with review boards and neighbors, who generally respond favorably to the transparency and detail provided by a rendering or by live onscreen interaction.
As work begins, the value of 3D modeling shows itself on the bottom line and on the calendar. Fewer surprises mean less reworking, fewer change orders, and so fewer budget additions and shorter time to completion. In the real world, in real time, design changes can be demanded for aesthetic or practical reasons, and with recourse back to your 3D model you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions. Adaptations to unforeseen issues can be developed more quickly and more cost-effectively by modeling them in 3D.
It’s important to understand that one thing these 3D modeling applications do not and cannot do is create great designs. There are innumerable software programs out there, available at low cost or as freeware, but 3D modeling apps are only tools and the models created with them are only as good as the users’ talents and experience. 3D modeling is a collaborative process involving customers, structural engineers, architects, and contractors, start-to-finish. It’s become industry standard, and that standard will soon include physical creation of models using the new 3D printers. It’s an exciting time to be building.
MG Construction & Deck offers several interior and exterior remodeling services in Los Angeles California. There is no project too small or too large. However, the majority of our focus has been focused on: