3D Design

Using 3D Design For Landscaping ProjectsBefore embarking on a landscaping job, a homeowner may not put much thought into planning, but a 3D design can really help speed a project along. This visualization tool is produced by landscape architects and shows, in great detail, what the project will look like when it is complete. Before putting together a detailed picture, the homeowner consults with a horticulturalist or contractor regarding the logistics of the project. Once everyone is clear on how to proceed, the landscape architect will produce a final visualization for the homeowner to review.

There are several reasons why a 3D design is an important part of the planning process
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  • For one, a thorough visualization of the project can help determine whether it is possible in the first place. The software used to put together these representations is capable of keeping everything in scale. If the project requires more space than is available, it will be clear once the artist rendering is complete.
  • Current iterations of visualization technology come with an astounding number of features. They are so powerful now, in fact, that an artist can produce almost anything in a representation. If the homeowner wants to see what a brick deck will look like in contrast to the rest of the house, that can be demonstrated. If the homeowner wants to see all the different ways a grill can be integrated into an outdoor kitchen, that’s also available. The possibilities are nearly endless for visualization. This is extremely important because it will help the homeowner avoid making a costly decision they later regret.
  • Integrating plants into an extensive landscaping project is harder than it sounds. Planning is needed to ensure each plant has enough space to grow and flourish. Modern 3D design technology can produce each plant to scale, from a single tree to hundreds of small flowering plants. To-scale plant renderings are available using visualization technology.
  • Finally, this representation is essential for contractors and planters to plan their work and give the homeowner an accurate cost estimate. It also keeps the contractor on task and gives them a clear target to shoot for.

A landscape architect should always be one of the first people to contact when beginning a project. Their renderings can help determine the best look and optimal organization for the job. This will allow the homeowner to offer initial input into the project and then rest assured that everyone is on the same page.

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