Detailing your model

Creating a fully detailed 3D model can be broken down into the following logical steps. The first step in the process is to take your plans and draw up a simple model of your house or building with no interior walls or furniture. Only this first step is an essential – all others are optional and can help reduce the overall cost if not required.

Simple 3D model

Simple 3D model

Exterior walls first
Once the exterior walls of the house or building are drawn we can provide you with many different perspective images or give you the model itself to ‘orbit’ around. Different colours and cladding styles may be provided to help you make up your mind on a particular ‘look’. Sun studies can be provided which show how the sun and shadows will fall on the house and grounds at different times of the day and throughout the year.
3D floor plan showing interior walls

3D floor plan showing interior walls

Add interior walls
With the addition of interior walls so you may view inside the building by ‘removing’ the roof. You will be able to see how the sun will fall into the rooms and get a sense of space and flow between rooms. It will help you to visualise how doors will open and close and the relationship between rooms from all angles.
Section of 3D model showing interior furniture details

Section of 3D model showing interior furniture details

Add furniture, fixtures and fittings
Add furniture in all rooms and fixtures such as kitchens and bathrooms. Details of these will depend upon how far advanced you are in the design of these rooms. We can use kitchen and bathroom plans if they have been drawn up. Fixtures and fittings can be added that are as close as possible to your chosen items. This will give you a chance to see how well the plan ‘works’ and spot any problems such as lack of room for doors to open or windows sizes and positions
Exterior landscaping can also be done in 3D

Exterior landscaping can also be done in 3D

Add section and basic landscaping
Add the lot/section and landscaping to put your building into context. Sloping terrain and building platforms can be drawn. This will make the excavation and fill easier to understand than when viewing on a flat plan. It will also show how a multi-level will home will work on a hillside. If you have landscaping plans drawn up or just ideas we can draw all the hard landscaping along with planting to represent lawn, trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
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