Architecture is rapidly embracing animation and the pace has amplified more than ever before. Builders, designers and architects etc. are increasingly making use of 3D animation and related technologies for introducing their projects to clients in a more effective and descriptive manner. With 3D architectural animation, you can show the interiors, exteriors, design and special features associated with the concerned project in an improved manner.

3D architectural animation

3D architectural animation – an introduction and concise analysis

What is architectural animation?

3d architectural animation is a process of creating short video animation using camera movement of 3D models. Visualization of an upcoming building is provided in a three-dimensional environment using software programs. Contrary to architectural rendering that creates a single picture of the concerned architecture model in three-dimensional views, the best architectural animation created by experts makes use of thousands of at least hundreds of images for creating a movie life effect resembling closely to an actual movie camera itself. Typically, animations thus created encompass building, exteriors, interiors, and landscaping, etc. Sometimes, people and moving vehicles to are included.

Who can all leverage the benefits of 3d architectural animation services?

Architects make use of animations for presenting their drawings and designs of homes, apartments, villas, office spaces, commercial buildings, educational buildings, hospitals, theaters, auditoriums, convention halls, and digital studios, etc. Interior designers can demonstrate the planned architectural 3d models including light placements, furnishing and color combinations, etc. Landscapers make use of this technology while working on landscapes such as sports arenas, stadiums, kiosks, and amusement parks, etc. With 3D animation, clients can have a clear idea regarding the actual slopes and altitudes of the already existing land tracts.

Importance of using architectural animation

If you are looking for an effective option to show a client how a prospective project will look and feel like, nothing works better than 3D animation for architecture. You can give an absolutely realistic feel of the project interiors, exteriors and landscape to the client.  Even before a brick is laid, the client will have a clear idea of how his dream home, villa, office or any building would look like. In short, the benefits can be enumerated as below.

  • A constructed can be presented both externally and internally, in-depth.
  • Matchless realistic feel can be bestowed; even artificial & natural lighting can be added.
  • You can easily view & share the animations created via a business website or social media.
  • You can create 3D animation for virtually every project, regardless of its size or type.

Architectural animation creation – the process

In the simplest of words, it can be defined as a short but detailed architectural movie. For developing the same computer-generated images of a building are used.  On assembling these images and playing them at a certain pace considering human persistence of vision concept, a real movie-like effect is created. The only difference is that the images are created artificially.  It is also possible to complement the building by adding computer-generated surroundings for enhancing reality and thereby better express the details.

Why should 3D architectural animation be outsourced?

Accuracy matters a lot when it comes to 3D design outsourcing services let it be 3d building plans, or architectural rendering services. Only by relying on an expert service provider, intended precision and perfection can be achieved. When you outsource the task, you can focus on your core business activities and be assured of excellent results. Time and effort can be saved, and cost-savings are obvious. Moreover, you are getting access to experienced professionals with specialization in availing varied types of 3D animation and related services. Trying things in-house may seem profitable initially until you realize the inefficiency of output generated by your own workforce who are talented in their respective areas and not in something specialized like 3D.

The future seems promising. A lot of companies now prefer to use animation over traditional marketing techniques. However, you can’t rely on small CAD firms for architecture animation as the skill level needed is huge. Also, a lot of investment is needed for buying and updating sophisticated software programs, tools, and technologies.

PGBS is a leading outsourcing 3d rendering company with great infrastructure and exceptionally skilled professionals to generate awesome outputs, no matter how complex the client requirements are.

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Christa Elrod serves as a senior graphic designer at ProGlobalBusinessSolutions. She is a creative designer with robust skills in typography, UI/UX designs, printing designs, video post-production, and 3D designs. Possessing years of experience across diverse industries, Christa loves to educate fellow designers with her experience and domain knowledge.