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Architectural 3D Modeling Services

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What Are 3D modeling Services?

Architectural 3D Modeling Services aim to visualize a hypothetical design that doesn’t really exist in a palpable life-like way. It used to be what architects painted to show the looks and sometimes feeling of the exterior or interior of a project. But over the past two decades, they have grown to rely more heavily on technological advances to show their projects in a realistic way by making 3D models of their design. OutsoursePlan has a talented team, out together just for architectural 3D modeling services to showcase your design in a presentable 3D model.

 Architectural 3D modeling Services in OutsourcePlan’s service tree diagram

Aside from learning an infinite number of other items, architects go through a long path of academic and work practice to learn how to deal with the composition of spaces and the qualities they make. So it might be easy for them to understand relationships between different spaces of a building; something that’s not necessarily as easy to their employer. Hence the most expressive visualization of an architecture just as it is in the designer’s mind should be made available to the employer. 3D architectural modeling services have developed for this very purpose.

2D representations alone are not going to cut it. 3D Modeled visualizations make it way easier to grasp the relationships between different spaces in a design. Here we will tell you how we at OutsourcePlan, systematically approach experiencing an architectural design in three dimensions before it is actually built.

Cutting on the time and cost of a project can also be counted as another benefit of Architectural 3D Modeling aids. Preemptive study of your project’s 3D model can help you steer away from catastrophic blunders.

3D Modelings can go farther than that. Beside the mere appearance and feeling of a building, 3D Visualization of a building can model details and different stages of construction. So you can present all the different steps of design and construction development to your employer.

As a result, a 3D Modeled project is easier to market since you customer would have a clearer vision of how the final building would look like.

All the advantages come at a price. The overload of computer-aided calculations makes it all the more reasonable to outsource 3D Modeling and Visualization to the expert groups out there.

OutsoursePlan has gathered a special team for Architectural 3D Modeling Services to serve architects, interior designers, contractors, landscape architects, planners, and other experts or the unprofessional involved in the field.

Here at OutsourcePlan, our 3D Architectural Modeling Services divide into four major categories :

3D Interior Modeling

One of the most effective moments where architecture completely surrounds the viewer is at indoor or semi-indoor spaces. The overall feeling that emanates out of space may be all that’s important when it comes to making design decisions both by the architect and the employer. Artificial lighting, furnishing details, and effective finishes and fixtures are the hardest to get a hold of, when you want to recreate the vibe of the atmosphere. An employer might not realize why he is pleased with an interior visualization but these details certainly have a lot to do with it for sure.

3D Exterior Modeling

3D modeling of the exterior of an architecture show how a building’s outer shell treats its surrounding. The juxtaposition of all the objects in the environment and how they sit next to our building and affect it by their shading and weight are tested through their visualization that is mounted on a 3D model.

3D Landscape Modeling

Residential yards in the small-scale, gardens and parks in middle-scale, and highways and natural vistas in large-scale are examples of landscape design that can be modeled and visualized prior to the construction.

3D Furniture Modeling

Whether it’s articulative ornaments and intricate patterns or minimal and sleek details are what you’re looking for, our team will exaltedly take the challenge. They have extensive experience in visualizing different types of furniture in both exterior and interior settings.

Why Us?

At OutsourcePlan we provide a step-by-step path of appreciating the client’s needs and design ideas, visualizing his thoughts and correcting them, modeling and preparing construction documents, and finally presenting them in the most expressive way possible.

Through our dynamic and collaborative team of architects, graphic designers, animation experts, and landscape architects, we can deliver on-time, consistent architectural services that include concept development, 2D and 3D display and animations of the design, and technical documentation plus the required support all along the way.

Here are the core set of principles that makes OP different than competitors:

  • World-class quality standards built on our client’s preference
  • Professionally-trained team of experts with International work background
  • Data protection through secure web-based channels
  • Reasonable prices for high quality architectural 3D modeling services
  • Scalability : we provide the most editable, scalable output
  • Effective Team Dialogue with the Client to reach the best output on the first go
  • Attentive 24/7 Client Service

Our Step by Step Approach To 3D Architectural Modeling Services

The process our customers go through from the moment they contact our team, to when they are delivered the final 3D architectural Modeling services, includes 11 steps. You should know that the client’s constant supervision drives the implementation decision through all these steps.

1. Receiving the project’s initial documents from the client
2. Presenting the project to our technical team and determining the client’s scope of corresponding services
3. Presenting the client with the cost, time, and required resources for the project

  • With each project varying in length, our Sales and Project teams present time estimation for all stages of the project.

4. Assigning the project to the corresponding teams
We assign projects to our divisions based on the scale of the project:

  • Large-scale projects: different steps (like modeling, rendering, and so on) are assigned to specific groups of technicians and engineers; all with a manager that aligns teams together and facilitates the process all along.
  • Small-scale projects: will be assigned to small groups consisting of an architect, technician, and a graphic designer that proceed with the project together.

5. Modeling the concept by the client’s preference, prior to the final simulation

  • Our client’s main concept mostly addresses the overall form and exterior of a building project. So, getting to the bottom of our client’s desired architectural style and further elaborations are necessary for an effective delivery that hits the bulls-eye.
  • For initial approval, a rudimentary CAD model of your project is put together in wireframe mode, stripped of all additional material and adjacent objects.
  • Next, is to apply crude yet illustrative lighting to the wired model; all of which will be presented in the client’s preferred viewpoints.
  • After approving the initial wire-prototype and addressing required revisions requested by the client, two major editing phases will be offered.
  • Additional minor editing stages can be had to achieve higher understanding and avoid timeline exceeding. There can be two major and two minor, secondary edition phases throughout the project:
    • Project definition to our team
    • Devising the initial concept
    • Feedback
    • Primary editing
    • Secondary and final editing

6. Creating 3D models out of 2D blueprints
Depending on whether the project’s architectural or not, this step is carried out in two different approaches:

  • For architectural projects: There are two types of projects we receive
    • A. Hand Drawn Documents – Most hand-drawn documents that are delivered by non-professional clients lack substantial technical information. So, we will conduct incisive sessions to extract necessary details.
      Elevations, story height, precise lengths and widths of the building plan, doors and windows’ placement and rotating trace-lines, ceiling plan, flooring, and fixed furniture delineations (like heating and cooling equipment) are the items to be determined in such discussions with the client.
      For industrial projects and installation-intensive parts of residential projects like kitchens, piping plans and appliances’ placement have to be determined too.
      For outdoor and landscape projects, we ask additional questions on site topography, plants, streams, driveways and streets, sidewalks, bus stops, and so on.
    • B. 2D CAD Documents – unlike hand-drawn sketches, 2D CAD documents have to include sections alongside 2D plans of your project and all need to be in the right scale. ( same steps mentioned in section A will be checked in case CAD files don’t include section representations)
      Further detailed information will be required too if plan files are noted in any language other than English.
      Major makeovers are not offered for architectural projects that are provided with detailed dimension and scale info upfront; meaning the client can’t make drastic changes to the building plan but minor revisions can be made all along our team’s feat.
  • For non-architectural projects:
    For 3D modeling and rendering of objects like furniture, fixtures or vehicles, technical specifications will have to be handed over in the form of detailed, scaled blueprints.
    And if the crude model is delivered to us in hand-drawn sketches, we will need to receive exact dimensions and scales separately; specifications of the sort that have to be provided to our team even if the project is introduced with a single image.

7. Adding material, texture, and lighting to the 3D model
This step usually divides into two major categories as below:

  • Material and Texture
    Material specific to the project’s locale and might be initially unknown to us, has to be properly defined in introductory documents or at the orientation session with the client.
    There are several defining factors for each material; all of which have to be precisely explained by the client, to avoid any future misunderstanding.
    These factors include texture, reflection, glossiness, bump maps, displacement maps, and so on.
    We have come to realize the best way for our clients to convey their desired quality in every material is by showing similar samples.
    Particular textures are employed more extensively in non-architectural or sculpture projects where specific surface distortions have to be characterized.
  • Lighting
    We will discuss the different types of lighting sources that are present in our client’s project.
    For example, when performing exterior renderings, a clear knowledge of the place and climate of your project will prevent unnecessary adjustments to inadequate shadings across your building’s facades.
    A clear definition of all natural, general, and decorative lightings have to be discussed, especially for interior renderings.
    Lighting projection maps (like in IES lighting), color hue, and other characteristics of artificial types of lighting are discussed as well.

8. Presenting a 3D prototype model and awaiting feedback

  • There might be some different adjustments for student or executive projects, but the main approach to this stage will include medium-quality output renderings; not too high in quality to make the client jump into conclusion early and not too grainy to prevent our client from proper lighting and material inconsistency diagnosis.
  • Here is where most editions occur; sometimes up to 3 or 4 times and maybe down to the arrangement of sofa cushions.

9. Executing final editions and quality checks
Here, student projects and executive projects will part.

  • Student Projects vs. Executive Projects
    Students are more inclined toward post-production design where basic 3D renders are heavily crafted in photoshop for further editions; whereas executive projects wish to avoid any major photoshop manipulation that would lead to less realistic renderings.
    Executive projects look for real viewpoints, maximum color-correction, and try to showcase their projects by renderings as close to real life as possible; but student projects are more concerned with exhibiting the most eye-catching representation that’s illustrative at the same time.

10. Performing the final rendering

11. Project delivery

The Step by Step Process Diagram for Architectural 3D modeling Services

Geometries Used in Architectural 3D Modeling Services

Through the history of 3D modeling, to keep pace with technological advances and the increasing precision required by them, generations of geometries have come about to respond to these needs. At OutsourcePlan we support the methods below :

Polygon Modeling

It’s an approach to 3D computer graphics that try to approximate the surface of objects by polygons. For its rather light calculation load, this method is mostly preferred for real-time rendering in computer graphics. It was mostly overshadowed by NURBS modeling with its significant boost in precision.

Modeling Using Primitives

As the title hints, this way of modeling tries to simplify and build objects with increments of primitive Euclidean 3D objects like cubes and spheres. Like the polygons modeling, this method was also curbed by newer, more precise methods like NURBS modeling.

NURBS Modeling

Non-uniform rational basis spline or NURBS is a mathematical model that’s commonly used for in computer graphics for creating curves and surfaces. Its great precision could efficiently work with computer programs. NURBS surfaces are functions with arguments of curves in two perpendicular directions to enter the third dimension.

Z Brush Modeling

Is most common for generating high-quality models of movies and live objects in movies and computer games. Natural architectural objects like foliage of trees could be modeled this way.

3D Modeling For 3D Printing

Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) models that were explained above, are the most efficient ways to produce models prepared for 3D printing. This method reduces the time that a designer spends to put architectural scale models together while having access to various materials.

Tools We Use for Implementing 3D Modeling Services

Our blend of professional teams for different types of 3D modeling and visualization in terms of either different geometric technologies for 3D modeling like NURBS or Z Brush modeling or different types of architectures like the exterior, interior or landscape spaces, enables us to offer a wide range of 3D Architectural Modeling Services to our customers.

Depending on what you’d prefer, our team of engineers can develop and deliver the project in a wide range of applications available for this field. The most well-known ones are :
Here are the most popular s our teams use to implement your project :

1. AutoCAD

Is prominently used for creating 2D construction documents and also as a 3D isometric modeling tool. It can help build the 3D model for visualization on a solid 2D basis.

2. 3Ds Max

Is one the most prominent tools for 3D modeling and rendering developed by AutoDesk. It produces real renderings and visualizations of your design.

3.Revit

With Revit’s resourceful detailed construction elements you can easily erect an adjustable building up to all construction standards right from the beginning. It also helps you model, render and edit an architecture in a comprehensive environment. Modeling a building in revit is more than merely modeling it’s volumes; rather it models the whole construction process. Revit’s modeling paradigm is mostly geared on BIM (Building Information Modeling) framework. Aside from 3Ds Max and Rhino, Revit can also provide powerful 3D renderings and animation visualizations of your design.

4.ArchiCAD

Is a BIM-oriented software that greatly helps with modeling a building down to all hidden structural layers; all of which can be used for a deeper, more complete 3D Architectural Visualization Services.

5.Rhinoceros

Is a modeling tool responding to a wide range of different industrial demand. It is built on NURBS geometry, which allows modest computational load on creating curved objects. It has a vibrant supporting community and a great number of plug-ins for implementing complicated forms that are can not be done otherwise or at least with insurmountable effort. A myriad of plug-ins are available to create interactive 3D architectural animations and VR outputs.

6.Grasshopper

Is a plug-in for Rhino that’s specifically developed for modeling parametric designs that are often based on an algorithm. It allows complicated algorithmically-generated patterns to be easily modeled, really fast.

7.SketchUp

Provides an easy way to sketch or model 2D and 3D documents, similar to hand-drawn sketches. It also does architecture rendering. SketchUp is best for creating renders and 3D animation visualizations with light calculation load.

Conclusion

As an important part of any architectural visualization, 3D Architectural Modeling Services are the best way to create the closest mirror of the reality we hope to get in real life out of our design.

Computer-aided tools will help us adjust different qualities at indoor and outdoor spaces to just the right amount by repetitively creating it in hypothetical 3 dimensions and finding probable flaws and shortcomings and steer past them.

Our team of experienced designers, architects and technicians will make sure your employer gets a clearer view of what you present them at the end and more importantly through the process. Feel free to contact our customer service team for more detail.