One of the challenges faced by interior designers and architects is understanding their client’s wishes and mental conception of their ideal design, and then transforming this into a faithful representation on paper or screen to ensure that there is common understanding before actual works begin.
Visualisation & 3D Rendering
At Sidorova Design, the production of realistic and compelling concept visualisations is of paramount importance. It’s why the team ensures that it is always using modern software and maintaining actively endeavouring to improve its modelling skill-set through practice and training.
With an array of competences, our personnel are well-versed in visualisation software such as AutoCAD and Revit, making use of these to convert their interpretation of the client’s desires into 2D and 3D designs.
3D rendering, whereby 3D models are converted into 2D images, is often part of the engagements that Sidorova Design is involved in as these are requested for architectural and interior design packages so that intended designs can best be portrayed to different parties.
Ana and her team have become experts in generating realistic images of concepts to ensure that these are clearly understood and agreed before work begins.
See below for examples of visualisation and 3D rendering work produced by Sidorova Design.
[PLACE EXAMPLES OF VISUALISATION & 3D RENDERING HERE].
What is the next step from 3D renders? How can images and 3D models be improved upon in a way that allows the client, and other parties, to best visualise a concept or design before committing further resources via the purchasing of goods and process of construction?
The architectural design and construction industries are experiencing the emergence of Virtual Reality visualisation which sees the 3D models built by architectural and interior designers in modelling software such as Revit become fully-immersive virtual worlds.
What this entails is the exploration of BIM models via the integration of VR headsets such as the ‘Occulus Rift’.
Through this combination of software and hardware, a multitude of different people involved in a project will be able to explore its Revit model by placing themselves inside of it, thus allowing for individual or group walks into any designed space – imagine sitting for a meeting in the room you’re going to build before it even exists!
Integration between Revit software the virtual world is made seamless via the use of plug-ins, such as that provided by ‘Sentio VR’.
Of course, this way of using Revit is currently quite costly as the hardware (headset, controllers graphics card, etc) and plug-in software have a cost attached. However, as VR becomes more mainstream, competition and economies of scale should see these prices decrease.
Creators of Revit, Autodesk, outline the benefits of extending their modelling tool into the virtual world, here.
Being able to ‘stand’ in your newly designed room before it has actually been re-vamped allows the client to fully appreciate the new concept being presented.
Ana and her team pride themselves in staying at the forefront of architectural design technology and look forward to incorporating innovations in technology such as these in a way that benefits Sidorova Design and the client.