• Beverley Nip

3D visualisation makes renovation a whole lot easier!!

Updated: Jun 14


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Have you faced a dilemma when you have to imagine what the new home looks like after renovation, based on floor and elevation plans, and the long list of materials, decorations and furniture? For someone like me who does not completely understand interior design, I could not imagine at all, to be honest.


And here comes 3D visualisation to make this significantly easier for me. But, you may all be questioning what on earth is a 3D visualisation? No worries, I will answer this question in this article. I will also talk about the benefits of doing one for your renovation project. There is no time to waste, let's go straight into it!


What is 3D Visualisation?


3D visualisation is basically a high-quality image, where it shows a three-dimensional view of what the new interior space will look like. The imagery is created by using software, for example, Sketch-up, Auto-desk and Revit. These are a few of the software that interior designer uses to produce 3D Visualisation. Here are two 3D visual imagery that we have done for one of our projects.


Benefits of 3D Visualisation

In fact, having some 3D visual imagery done by an interior designer or a 3D Visualisation company is a small investment but a meaningful and intuitive return. So, here are the 4 main advantages of doing a 3D visualisation for your renovation project.


“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a 3D visual walkthrough is worth a million.

1. Visually compare options


As you may already know, renovating your home is quite a significant investment. And because of that, you would not want your new home interior to look like something you do not like. So, you can compare the different interior design choices (e.g. materials, fabrics, colours, furniture etc) using the 3D visual. By this, you can find which fits your lifestyle and style preferences the best.


2. Can see structural parts


A 3D visual imagery does not show only how the materials, furniture, fixtures, and equipment complement each other and the new interior layout. Through the image, it indicates the structural elements of the property. For example, if you want to do a rear extension, you can visually see where and how the steel beams and columns would look in the new interior space from the 3D image.


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3. Understand project better


Just looking at 2D plans is quite difficult to understand the effect of changing the interior space layout. So, the 3D visualisation provides the client with the perfect opportunity to get a clear feel of it. Like, if you want to remove some walls separating the utility room, kitchen, and dining room. Through the 3D image, you can get an idea of how it feels for a more open layout after the walls are gone.


4. Saving time


The creation of 3D visual imagery is based on the basic requirements from the clients for the project and new ideas from the interior designer. By showing the image, the designer can clearly explain the design to the client and avoid misunderstandings regarding the design concept. Not only that, the progress of the remaining few and complicated stages of the FF&E process would not be affected as well.


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Process of creating 3D Visualisation


As I have already mentioned, interior designers use software to create 3D visual imagery for their clients. However, it is not easy as you think, in fact, it is quite a complicated process to produce one 3D image. So, now I will explain each step of how a 3D visualisation is created.


Step 1: 3D Model

Using the floor and elevation plans with detailed measurements to recreate the 3D space of each room on the software. The main purpose of the first stage is to present everything on an accurate scale. Photos of the property’s existing interior space are also used to increase the precision of the 3D imagery.


Step 2: Materials and FF&E

After the 3D space is created, the chosen materials and products from the FF&E list are added. This is quite an essential step as the interior designer need to consider these two questions. Would the furniture, fixtures, and equipment fit into the space? And are they proportionate to the interior space?


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Step 3: Textures

If all the materials and objects can fit into the space and are also proportionate to the interior space. It is time to make them look as realistic as possible by adding textures and colours. To ensure that they are photo-realistic, the designer would use images that show the objects from different angles as a reference.


Step 4: Lighting

Adding the lighting sources, either natural sunlight or artificial lighting is the final stage of creating a 3D visual. The designer would be trying out different lighting positions and angles to figure. The reason is that different light directions would affect the mood of each room and the way the details of the materials furniture etc are illustrated in the imagery.


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