3 types of 3D images for interior design
Certainly, when carrying out a renovation it is important to bear in mind the final result. At Molins we would like to talk to you about the 3 3D image representation systems used in interior design to achieve this vision. We explain what each technique consists of and what their particularities are. Let’s get down to business!
Graphic representation of the design. 3 Typologies of 3D images
First of all, one of the main concerns of the client before a refurbishment is to know what the final appearance of the space or room is going to be. Without a doubt, knowing what the layout is going to be, understanding how the spaces are going to be separated or perceiving the brand identity in the decoration is important. Throughout history, people have worked with plans or sketches to provide this information. Technology has produced new tools that have made the work easier and greatly improved the results.
Nowadays, design and interior design studios work with different computer graphics tools for interior design that facilitate representation.
Obviously, 3D technology is very useful for this type of work and there are several types of 3D images that exist.
At Molins Design we work with 3 systems that offer optimum results in terms of graphic representation of space. We can opt for simpler but well-informed solutions or for last generation options that reach the definition of a real image.
Let’s take a look at these working procedures.
Axonometry is the first way to represent 3D images for interior design projects. It is about defining the basic concepts of the project and doing it in a sequential way.
The main working tool is the Powerpoint programme. This software provides us with a system of layers that allows us to visualise the different levels of work. The presentation starts by showing the current appearance of the space. Afterwards, layers are shown that include, for example, paving, vertical partitions, partitioning volumes or integrated elements.
The images are complemented by an explanation of each layer, its design and use. Each layer is argued and a detailed account of each phase up to the final result is given.
Axonometry allows for another variant, which is exploded axonometry. The particularity of this system is that, in the graphic representation, the roof of the space is removed, as well as one of the walls. The aim is to gain access to the interior of the space in order to know its final appearance.
Axonometry is based on pure lines and graphic representation based on black and white.
We now move on to the second representation technique, which is the photomontage perspective. In this case, the effort that is going to be dedicated to this phase and the time available are taken into account. In most cases, the presentation of a project takes about 45 minutes and in that time it is important to transmit to the client what the most important elements of the renovation are going to be.
To offer this information, the representation of the 3D images must be direct and very graphic. At Molins Design we use AutoCAD design software to create the perspective plan. Afterwards, using the photographic retouching programme Photoshop, we introduce the elements that are going to be key in the space.
For example, from the perspective of an office, we highlight significant pieces such as the reception desk, the partitions or the carpets.
In this way, the client quickly grasps the idea of how the space is going to look and what will be the differentiating and identifying traits of the brand, corporation or the idea of home.
The photomontage perspective allows for a certain degree of creativity in infographics on the part of the professional. Thus, very attractive collage techniques can be introduced which, in addition to originality, provide information on the human scale and facilitate the sensation of entering the space.
We are now talking about rendering, which is probably the most complete and spectacular type of 3D images that interior design professionals handle.
In this infographic for interior design, absolutely all the information is needed about which materials are going to be used and in which colours. The documentation must be very exhaustive because the rendering will reflect, with 95% fidelity, what the final appearance of the project will be.
This rendering system is very often used for jobs that are geographically distant and where the client cannot easily travel. Therefore, it is a matter of knowing completely how and with what materials all the professionals involved in the renovation will work.
In this way, we can obtain a 3D graphic representation that corresponds to the final result.
Rendering is a laborious representation technique because all the detailed information of each work area has to be collected. Afterwards, the views of the space are chosen to maximise the idea. The next step is to add the lighting of the area, whether it is natural or artificial. After that, the materials layer is added and the final fine-tuning and adjustments are made.
Finally, a high-definition rendering is obtained that gives us a complete image of the renovated space. The rendering works so well that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish a processed image from a real one.
At Molins we are in favour of offering the client all the information about the project. Above all, it is important to transmit what materials are going to be used, how they are going to be worked, what the distribution of the space is going to be and how the light is going to affect the area.
Taking care of all this is one of the reasons to hire an interior designer.
At Molins Design we work with these 3 types of 3D images that help us to capture and transmit the final look of the renovation. Contact us and we will take care of your project, we offer you a customised budget and you will know, from the first stages of the project, what the final result will be.
Today we would like to give you a small introduction to the world of 3D images in interior design. We explain in detail the 3 types of 3D images most commonly used in interior design.