Design in 3d

Posted on Mar 2, 2017

One of the benefits of working in 3d is that a design that is merely in formation in plan can be examined from all angles – literally. This is mostly and advantage, but it can also be detrimental to the process for two well-documented reasons. First of all, a half-baked design idea can look pretty cool when you orbit around it in 3d. Conversely, a good design idea can look terrible in 3d if it has mainly been considered in plan, and not fully fleshed out. For a similar reason, digitally produced 3d renderings, if they are not well conceived can look cold, uninviting, and static. One of my favorite methods to counteract this problem is to overlay day, night, and hidden line views.

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3d design – a rendering of the house in progress

So as long as we all understand that this project is still in many ways a work in progress, I am open to creating digital outputs for us – and the world – to see.

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