Preparation of a 3D visualization project

A perfect 3D visualization project always looks impressive. In this article, we discuss how to optimize project control or project assignment in five simple steps, as well as what you need to get the best visualization output.

Interior rendering of a living room


Preparation is key


The first goal for any contemporary 3D rendering architecture project is to convey a realistic and distinct story. The development works when all the necessary pieces fit together. Once the architect's idea is in place, the proper approach to project development is often overlooked. However, it can greatly improve your overall success. After all, a perfected project process always leaves a positive  impression. 


With that in mind, here’s how to optimize your organization in just five simple steps— and what you need for your best output.


1. Create architecture plans

The first step to implementing your idea is to create architectural plans for all other project participants. These will serve as the basis for communication and as a presentation of your idea to clients as well as all project stakeholders. First, you must determine  what you want to show as a 3D visualization. The interior or exterior of a building? Narrow down the aspects that are most important. Then, you need to visualize construction, designs, and drawings. CAD software is the best way to visually represent architectural plans. Visual representations also serve as a graphic reference tool. The 3D tool gives your clients and stakeholders the opportunity to view the project from all perspectives. 


2. Set expectations

This boils down to three things: following your ambitions, meeting the client's wishes, and/or making the potential buyers/tenants feel right. Put yourself in the shoes of the client or buyers/tenants. Empathy is an effective way to stake out the right expectations. What do you yourself want to achieve with the project? Credentials and market presence or functional compliance with regulatory requirements? If it's about more than regulatory compliance, the high-end version is essential for success. 3D visualizations are the most important marketing tool, so professional visualization should not be skimped on.

Office space 3D rendering


3. Consider camera positions

Customers love 3D renderings from different angles because alternating perspectives effectively give them an all-around view. 3D rendering agencies also ask about the desired perspectives in the initial planning. Your 3D rendering project is not just about an isolated object; the environment and life around it plays just as important a role. Therefore, the more angles you include, the better. Carefully think about which camera angles you should include in your project.. You can make the final selection together with the 3D agency. This implies the next necessary organizational step.


4. Interior design and landscape architecture

The process of a 3D rendering architecture project also includes the consideration of hiring additional personnel, like interior and landscape architects. This question is often discussed/debated at the beginning of a project, and the experts are brought in as needed. Interior designers guarantee a suitable interior finish that completes the image your buyers have in mind. Interior design is all about the style you want to convey. Landscape architects, on the other hand, take care of the outdoor facilities. The architecture itself can be stunning, , but if it is not embedded in a suitable environment, you will not achieve the desired atmosphere. The environment gives the 3D rendering that extra flair. Often, 3D agencies offer the service for the interior and open space planning as well, which minimizes your costs. In close coordination with the agency, you can thus create the right atmosphere, whether indoors or outdoors.


5. Scheduling

Minimize sources of error and take the pressure off by organizing your 3D rendering project concretely. You can do so by setting a reasonable time frame. Set realistic deadlines that allow you to produce everything cleanly. Good 3D agencies have the appropriate expertise and project management insight according to internal process criteria, so you will be given an exact delivery date, depending on  your unique specifications, requirements, capabilities, technology used, and the overall scope of the project. Changes in architecture and furnishings during the creation of the 3D visualization should be communicated to the executing agency at an early stage. In doing so, depending on the degree of change requested, additional costs may be incurred, or the delivery date may be pushed back.