Visualisation Diaries

 

Part 1

Visualization in simple terms is communication. Lines carry meaning in all aspects of life. When we strip down the formation of man, from the Christian perspective, man’s form consists of lines and shapes.

Lines has been a medium of communication till date. E.g. Four (4) lines coming together forms a rectangle or square. Lines join to form words: as a medium of expression and the artist uses different line textures to create a masterpiece

Some factors that influence visualization

  1. DESIGN INTENT
  2. DESIGN SCHEME
  3. 3D MODEL QUALITY
  4. RENDERING SOFTWARE TO BE USED VIA ITS PLUGIN
  5. QUALITY OF ARCHMODELS USED IN SCENES
  6. QUALITY OF MATERIAL (RESOLUTION)
  7. COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT SIZE

 

  1. DESIGN INTENT

Every design has an intent of which it communicates with its users and its environs. The design communicate a direction to the visualizer.

  1. DESIGN SCHEME

Design scheme offers a lot more to the visualization. This informs the designer: as the design gives detailed information on specifications, textures, colours etc.

  1. 3D MODEL QUALITY

Many software’s offer 3D modelling capabilities such us Google Sketch Up, Rhinoceros 3D, Blender, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3dsmax etc.

Each has an advantage over the other and it’s up to the user to choose their preferred software that suites their workflow. Depending on the kind of finished product one wants to achieve, any of the above mentioned software can be used.

4    RENDERING SOFTWARE TO BE USED VIA ITS PLUGIN

There are several rendering plugins which are used in the various software’s to carry out 3D visualization, be it product renderings, architectural design or game scenes or characters.

For instance, plugins that optimizes 3D Max are

– Vray

– Corona

– Fstorm Etc.

Foreknowledge of the plugins that optimises the particular software a designer uses is key to unlocking a more realistic rendering.

  1. QUALITY OF ARCHMODELS USED IN SCENES

Several websites have quality Archmodels that provide ‘already made’ 3D models. These can be used to enhance the quality of one’s visualization. 3D trees and sofa, for example, can be

downloaded from Google warehouse, 3D Milli etc.

Note however that each software has Archmodels you can download from to make the visualisation process a very enjoyable one.

  1. QUALITY OF MATERIAL (RESOLUTION)

High quality bitmaps provide an essential part of any visualization. The higher the resolution of the bitmaps the better the quality of renderings.

  1. COMPUTER SPECIFICATION & OUTPUT SIZE

The choice of computer affects the quality of visualization, as large resolution requires high specs with high graphics computations.

In summary, visualizer brings to live lines and forms and it all begins with imagination. The mind’s eye sees and with aiding tools one designs.

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