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How 3D renderings benefit interior design

You know that cheesy line “a picture speaks a thousand words”? Well, what if that picture was something not yet made, and instead of 2D, was in 3D? One might say that that fictional number of words goes up dramatically. That’s precisely why 3D renderings have grown increasingly popular.

Sure, photographs will never lose their value completely, but renderings have benefitted companies so much that their value is hard, if not impossible, to deny. Whether it be communication between client and designer, improving the designing process, or showcasing the interior to investors, 3D renderings are miles ahead of some more traditional methods.

The benefit of revision

Considering how many elements and minute details go into interior design, being able to go back and change one little thing without having to remake an entire model apartment or scale model seems quite useful.

Making a 3D rendering based on a client’s idea allows the designer to incorporate such things as lighting, view, and even people into the design. Thanks to the wonders of technology, none of these elements are permanent, so if the client doesn’t like a certain element, say the color of the living room walls, it’s cheap and not very time consuming to go back, repaint the walls, and have it delivered to the client in no time.

Furniture, color schemes, and even the type and nature of light, all become easily changeable elements, which allows the designer to make the perfect representation of a client’s idea.

Client-designer communication

Everybody is entitled to a change of opinion, especially if they’re paying for a service. In the past, this would often make the life of a designer difficult. Hauling color palettes from one office to the other, spending a lot of time drawing and creating a pamphlet were all time consuming and costly side effects of interior design.

By using 3D renderings for your interior designs, you transport all of those problems into the virtual world of computer technology. It’s much easier to go back and forth with a laptop, gather ideas, and then jump into one of many 3D rendering computer programs. To a skilled designer making the necessary changes to a project becomes much easier, baring a need for a total redo which is always time consuming, regardless of medium.

Being able to communicate in real time, and making adjustments on the fly to produce a product that pleases the client, and is of the highest quality, is something that comes along with 3D renderings.

Seeing the design for what it truly is

All of the elements above make it much easier to show the design for what it truly is, or will be. Thanks to the rapid development of computer technology, we are able to show designs in such a high quality that the border between reality and fiction becomes almost unnoticeable.

Using 3D rendering technology allows the designer not only to change and adapt, but also to give the viewer a sense of space. The human mind is used to placing itself in 3D environments, so it’s much easier for clients and investors to place themselves in a space designed in 3D, than to imagine themselves in a 2D environment.

Bridging the gap between what a client imagines, and what they see is essential to the creative process, and 3D renderings do just that.

Taking all things into consideration it’s hard to dispute the benefits of 3D renderings. They are cheaper, less time consuming, more realistic, and show that your company is following industry trends. More traditional methods will always have their value, and without them none of these “newer” methods would exist, but it’s important to keep up. With millennials starting to come into the market as investors and contractors, following technological trends will become increasingly important, so don’t let yourself fall behind.

Virtual Reality: Experience real-estate firsthand

What is virtual reality?

Put simply, virtual reality is a computer generated representation of real life. Depending on what the goal of the presentation is, it does not necessarily have to be a representation of something real, but for real estate that is an advantage. Imagine being able to show a client a structure that has yet to be built as if it were already standing on the plot ready for sale. Not only is it possible to create a presentation for the client, based on the architects view of the project, but it is also possible to give the client the option of changing his or hers environment, allowing them to be an integral part of the creative process. This technology has the opportunity to revolutionize the creative process as we know it.

How is it done?

Companies like Valve, HTC, and Oculus have each created their own virtual reality devices that took the same form, that of a headset. These headsets each have a way of connecting to an electronic device, a computer or a smartphone for example, which feeds images into the headset. Inside the headset are a pair of lenses that transform the two-dimensional images being fed from the device that you are using into the headset into three-dimensional ones. This allows an architect to create a model in a computer program and present it to and interested party in a way that is much more informative than that of a two-dimensional representation on a computer screen.

Interior design – working together

The field in which virtual reality excels in, in terms of architectural design, is interior design. One of the main reasons being the ability of the designer and the interested party to work together. An additional perk of virtual reality is the availability of resources. Imagine being able to pick from dozens, perhaps even a hundred, different wallpapers, cupboard, beds and anything else you might want in your condo, house or yacht. The designer can make all of that available to you through virtual reality, where any choice is only one click or shuffle away. Additionally, if you visit the office of the designer in question, you could even walk through the corridors of your new real-estate and see how well everything fits together in three dimensions.


Even though the main focus of this post was pointing out the applicability in real-estate and architecture, virtual reality can be applied to many different fields of occupation. Some of the examples include medicine, video gaming, and physics. In medicine students and doctors could be presented with a model of the human body that surpasses any image in a book available today, or even a computer model viewed on a screen. Video games can immerse their audiences in the worlds fully, without the hindrances of bulky hardware. Physicists could conduct experiments that would otherwise be dangerous or extremely expensive. The applicability of virtual reality is yet to be fully explored, but that is only because of the freshness of the technology and its vastness. This is definitely something to be interested in, and worth keeping a watchful eye on.