Floor plans are invaluable for all kinds of work, but many people forget that three dimensions are an option as well. While they were originally just part of some small niche projects, they have quickly caught on and are even the standard method of planning spaces out for some larger companies.
But what benefits do 3D architectural animation floor plans provide that a regular 2D overview does not?
When you look at a 2D floor plan, there is a lot of room for error or fudging numbers. If one wall is ten feet long, then the opposing wall is just assumed to match up since that is how all of the pieces fit together.
By creating a floor plan inside a 3D space, you can use virtual models to spot errors that would not be fully visible in two dimension plans. This could include incorrect measurements, walls that protrude into one another, or even something as simple as a door placed in the way of another door. These are not obvious if you are relying purely on a 2D image.
One of the other things to consider is that 3D floor plans allow for better viewing of an entire building’s layout, including the way that different floors fit together. Something that might make sense on a separate 2D floorplan could look unusual in 3D, and it is important to fix those issues as early as possible.
Beyond that, it can also ensure that everything lines up in terms of measurements and distance. For example, staircases between floors (or elevator shafts) need to be placed in the right positions to work properly, and that needs to be factored into the design at an early stage.
3D designs are much better at showing off additional details that you can’t see in a 2D floor plan, including the aesthetic elements. For example, you are able to show off colors, furniture, different kinds of decorations, and even insert little people for scale.
These virtual models are the perfect way to demonstrate how a place should look by the end of the project, which can be a much more convincing pitch than simply showing off some floor plans. They are also far more digestible to the average customer or client, which makes them ideal for certain niches.
A two-dimensional floor plan can only really be shown off in a single way, and even annotating it can simply clutter up what is already there. By utilizing three-dimensional models, you get far more flexibility, such as the ability to take rendered images of the model from almost any angle.
This also ensures that you can reuse the same model for a multitude of purposes, from promotional images to presentations, without worrying about reusing them too much. An impressive model can become an excellent piece of marketing material while also being your site’s main banner.
Whatever projects you take on, a 3D architectural animation model is one of the best ways to present it to others while also providing numerous benefits that regular plans do not.