Score Big with Interactive 3D Floor Plans

December 7, 2010

3D is all the rage these days and it is because of this that many industries are now integrating 3D materials into even their most basic proposals or materials. Samples of these materials can then be shown to the prospects and potential clients.

These materials including interactive 3D floor plans and 3D walkthroughs all provide the same thing, they provide potentially good clients to deal with and they give clients more to see and work.

An architectural or real estate firm also stands to gain more from utilizing services that provide custom 3D walkthroughs for the clients because clients would be able to see all the details and highlights of a building, office space or home without having to deal with all the hassles of travelling to the location.

 


3D Pitfalls

November 26, 2010

The resurgence of 3D in today’s visual media is a clear sign that content creators are getting a clear grasp of the technology along with it becoming more affordable and widespread. Still, accessibility does not immediately spell quality results. More often than not, the results are usually mixed. Successful implementation can yield visually captivating end products and less than optimum use can even detract from the overall viewing experience.

Most cases of poorly implemented 3D result in a darker and murkier image compared to the original 2D work, as is the case with a lot of films post-converted into 3D. On top of that, the 3D effect that was originally envisioned comes more like something from a children’s pop-out book. The on-screen images would usually look more like flat, floating cut-outs layered against an equally flat background.

Another shortcut a lot of creators take with 3D is the overuse of objects that simply pop out of the screen. During the early days of 3D cinema, this technique used to draw in crowds simply for its novelty. Other than the fact that it can be totally disorienting when overused, today’s more discerning audiences and high ticket prices, it simply isn’t enough anymore.

Long story short, 3D is a fantastic technology and opens up a treasure trove of possibilities in various fields beyond just the entertainment industry. However, as is the case with most creative technologies, cutting corners with the execution can lead to sub-par results.


3D Renderings Playing an Active Role in Building and Construction

November 24, 2010

Because of the rapid speed of evolution for the building design and construction industry, many businesses have begun to improve their technology in order to be able to gain a headstart against their competition.

Today, fully modeled 3D renderings are one of the latest technologies that are widely used in industries including architectural, real estate and construction firms. These are basically defined as a computerized process which changes a digital 3D model turned into a rendered image.

These 3D renderings might follow 3D floor plans or even the regular floo plans and blue prints. They would also contain geometric information, texture information, ambient lighting and surroundings and even shade details.

All 3D renderings can be used for various areas and buildings including those for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional. There will also be a high level of customization including the potential to add effects such as sunlight or artificial light and even shadows.

Some of the softwares that are required in producing such great 3D renders would most likely include stuff like 3D Max 9, Cap Studio 3.2, Giza 2006, AutoCAD 2007 and even Photoshop CS3.


3D is Setting the World on Fire

November 23, 2010

3D is slowly setting the creative world on fire thanks to its many uses and applications in almost all types of fields, businesses and industries. While decades ago 3D animation and other similar realms might have been frowned upon, these days, it’s 3D that actually sets all the benchmarks.

If we’ve learned anything from watching tons of movies the past few years, its that 3D animation, 3D renderings and even believe it or not, 3D walkthroughs have been instrumental to the rise of the 3D graphics industry.

With 3D, regardless if its for 3D walkthroughs or 3D renderings, life and every little detail gets captured digitally.

The industry has also moved past very basic softwares and has evolved into something more technical yet fun. More and more people are starting to both earn money professionally with the help of 3D. Even companies like Dreamworks and Pixar have become giants in the field because of their craft. The demand has 3D graphic designers and 3D animators

Architecture has also benefited a lot from the advent of 3D technology. 3D technology has become the new age lifeblood for a lot of architectural firms not only in North America but for the rest of the world. These firms and real estate companies have now learned to effectively utilize and use various materials such as the 3D walkthroughs, 3D renderings, 3D floor plans and other services to help hit the spot when in comes to selling homes or buildings.

Now that the point has been hammered, its about time to start investing in great looking 3D materials from the one and only 3Dwalkthroughs.com


What’s The Difference Between 4D Presentations and 3D Renderings?

November 22, 2010

The entertainment industry has been thoroughly blessed with a lot of things that can be later used by other industries such as real estate and architectural industries that basically deal with building homes and creating brighter households for families not only locally, but around the world.

3D particularly 3D renders have slowly become staples in the world of architecture and real estate. It is no longer placed in a world for entertainment, spotlights and projectors but instead in a world for scaffoldings, floor plans and blue prints.

And with Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment industry abuzz once more by the resurgence of the 4D entertainment, its time to differentiate and list the strong and weak points between a 3D rendering or film with its younger brother, 4D cinema experience.

So what is 3D, 3D or 3 dimensional is an optical technique where two images are projected side by side, one for each eye and then played in two different cameras which are slightly tilted away from each other. This creates the illusion in our eyes that the objects that we see are actually coming out of the screen rather than just staying flat on the silverscreen. 3D is also being used in more common ways such as through 3D renderings and 3D floor plans which is used primarily for architectural purposes.

4D or 4 dimension gets a new boost thanks in part to the recent success of 3D movies. Now it has taken several steps out of the usual spots like theme parks and malls and is slowly making its way towards other mediums. Nowadays, 3D renders such as the one pictured at the bottom:

Can be turned into a fancy looking 4D presentation complete with physical motion coming from various elements within either the chair where the person or viewer is sitting or from outside.


How To Kick Start a Proposal Using 3D Virtual Venues

November 19, 2010

With the current recession still plaguing a lot of infrastructures, industries and businesses all around the country, the only way to truly survive and thrive is by embracing the latest business trends and technologies to get ahead of the competition.

This is true and it can be said even for architectural firms and even real estate sales companies around North America.Every technology and every new business model or idea can be used and utilized in order to further improve the company and the business.

One such example of new technology is the use of creative and high definition 3D virtual venues using a steady mix of 3D walkthroughs and 3D floor plans.

These ideas are great in order to present to clients particularly during the proposal stage. This is definitely the best way to kick start a proposal and give your proposal the much needed kick that it would need in order to proceed to the next level in terms of business.

With 3Dwalkthroughs.com any and all businesses can not only showcase fabulous works for portfolio and marketing purposes but also for increasing consumer awareness of your real estate or architectural company.


How To Differentiate Good 3D Renderings from Bad Ones

November 18, 2010

There are currently millions upon millions of digital renders and images flooding the Internet today. And with such there are only a couple of things that one should realize in order to say if the 3D rendering that they are looking at should really fall under the classification of a nice 3d image or just a work of an amateur.

Here are some of the things that you can use to spot a good render from a sea of hopefuls…

As a basis, let us use this fine image of the 3D floor plan on top as the reference for the 3D render.

When looking for a great looking 3D render, always check for the quality. This means you may have to take a very close look at the material, carefully scrutinizing each and every part of the image..

Another way to find out if the image is a great render is by examinig the quality and the size of the digital image.

 


Why Invest in Interactive 3D Floor Plans

November 12, 2010

Why should we invest in interactive 3D floor plans?

What makes it tick? What makes it the best investment for your presentation and why should architectural firms adapt and embrace this new technology for their business?

For one interactive 3D floor plans are definitely the future look of how we would look at floor plans in a business sense as well as in an architectural sense.

Having these types of 3D floor plans may also bring in the wow factor for people who would view the plans.

3D floor plans can also provide great ways of detailing an incomplete building. This is greatest edge that investing in 3D floor plans. Unlike regular run of the mill plans, these 3d plans represent the future and displays great ease in using it which will deeply benefit both architects, real estate agents and even home buyers and owners.


Having Fun With Interactive Floor Plans

October 26, 2010

Creating a unique looking interactive floor plan is a challenge and yet seeing the completely 3D finished product looks really great.

Interactive floor plans are a great way of catching others attention and that would mean that people may actually listen to what a company or a product is saying.

Having a fully realized and 3D floor plan will save your company from presenting a very dry and bland looking floor plan presentation such as this…

Presenting an awesome looking 3D interactive floor plan allows your company to showcase the skills that your company can provide for clients.


3D Technology Can Help Promote Exercise To Our Youth

October 4, 2008

Below is a recent press release from Fitspott. The press release touches on the use of 3D technology and other interactive exergaming products to target the youth obesity epidemic.

3Dwalkthroughs.com and the rest of the fitspott team have been speaking with some of the biggest companies offering this type of technology to see how we can use the fitspott platform to maximize their exposure.

How do we promote health and fitness to a demographic that is more interested in being on the computer than investing in their health? With the surplus of available health and fitness information, how can the obesity levels of our youth have doubled in the last decade?

Today’s most popular social networking sites have effectively captured the attention of our younger generation, making social networking one of the most effective communication tools in the last 10 years. The time has come to leverage this power to promote health and fitness to our youth.

Fitspott, a social networking platform for health and fitness, will launch the beta version of its site in Mid-September. One of the primary goals of Fitspott, is to organize the very large and convoluted health and fitness industry into easy to navigate sub-communities of members with similar interests, goals, skills, desires and needs. One of the targets markets Fitspott will service in this effort is the youth market.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to promote the many available fun and interactive health and fitness options to our younger generation through a platform they can relate to. Providing our youth with an ability to join an online community of members with similar interests and goals can help to motivate our youth and provide them with the knowledge that they are not alone with their issues” says David Gise, Co-Founder of Fitspott.

The Fitspott team is made up of a group of highly motivated and diverse entrepreneurs, athletes and creative minds. “We have scoured the internet, educating ourselves on the pros and cons of existing social networks, and have committed to using this knowledge to create the most powerful, yet easy to use platform for all of our members” says Erin Hurry, Co-Founder of Fitspott.

Fitspott will reach out to schools, coaches and the other influencing bodies to help promote the Fitspott platform and its benefits. Perhaps one of the biggest causes of the increasing obesity rate of our youth, the time spent in front of the computer, can actually have the biggest impact on curbing this trend.