Ahmedabad, India (PressExposure) February 01, 2012 -- Now that the use of technology can be found in almost every sector of the building industry, it is a logical progression to use CAD and CGI design to create 3 dimensional (or 3D) modelling in architectural design.
3D visualisation is quite obviously not a new found technique in the building industry: it is one which has been used since the earliest construction of permanent dwellings and other structures to assist the client to have a visual image of the finished project with the use of a smaller scale. In earlier times, 3D modelling involved scaled models which were painstakingly created from materials such as plaster or wood, or even heavy card. In the contemporary sense, CAD or Computer Assisted Design and CGI or Computer Generated Images, take the hard work out of this vital promotional tool, creating in a relatively short time what historically used to take sometimes months with a high level of accuracy.
Computer generated 3D modelling takes flat, less than impressive images and converts them into realistic designs and as such the client is better able to imagine the completed project in a virtual reality. This can be especially effective in the field of architecture 3D. No longer are clients restricted to technical drawings or elevation plans which only the experienced eye can interpret: with cutting edge technology, virtually any architectural concept can be manipulated in such a way that the viewer is able to "walk" around and through the design, getting a feel for the building's advantages whilst simultaneously allowing for the reduction or elimination of any potential problems that would traditionally be very difficult to predict and expensive to rectify.
Most CAD 3D modelling programs are relatively easy to use in comparison with the traditional skills of technical and architectural drawing. The computer programming comes with automatic scaling which allows for much better accuracy and flexibility in conjunction with a faster production of the finished product. As such, 3D modelling is an ideal tool for use by civil engineers, interior designers, landscape designers, architects, real estate developers and other professionals who are looking for a strong visual presentation of concepts to present to their clients.