3-D Architecture Process Part 1 of 3 by Air Animation Production
1- This is the very first stage of the process. In order for us to accurately quote on your project, we will require some sort of indication of what your project looks like.
2- Typically, we receive AutoCAD drawings which can come in the form of DWG, PDF, JPG, etc. The most important drawings are floor plans, exterior elevations, and site.
3- If you are interested in animating / rendering interior spaces, we would greatly appreciate interior elevations if they are available.
4- In addition to the working drawings of the project, we will also require some sort of guidance in regards to what you are interested in receiving. For example, are you interested in receiving animations, renderings, or both!
5- Which areas of your projects would you like us to create, such as exterior 360 animation, streetscape, lobby, amenities, typical suite, etc.
6- Once we have a complete understanding of your project and requirements, we will assemble a complete VR package which includes a “grocery list” of components that you can pick and choose from in order to meet your specific budget requirements.
7- We will also prepare camera path recommendations for you to review, so that you have a complete understanding of our suggested vision.
8- We have shown a sample below of our camera path solutions that we have prepared for previous projects. Click on the image for a full screen enlargement.
CAD Check List
We have developed a basic checklist for interior components which you can use to relay your design intent to us. We refer to this document as the “CAD checklist”.
Within this CAD checklist you will find a variety of typical components for interiors such as baseboards, interior doors, door knobs, kitchen and en suite specifications, etc. Simply check off the one that applies to your project. If you have information regarding dimensions, which would be greatly appreciated as well. We’ve included a space for general notes if your specifications require a detailed description!
We understand that every project is different. So, keeping that in mind, it would be impossible for us to include every possible option within our CAD checklist. We like to think of the CAD checklist as a guide in regards to our requirements. If you do not see your particular specifications listed within the CAD checklist, then we will require some sort of description or digital image of that particular element. You may also send us manufacturer codes or digital swatches.
Once we have all of the components assembled, you can rest assured that your model will be built to your exact specifications, guaranteed.
The CAD modeling stage is actually the first true stage of the animation process.
We understand that your time is precious so we would be more than happy to contact your architect in order to obtain the drawings that we require, in the specific format that is required. Our CAD modelers are all architectural graduates, which allow them to work seamlessly with your architectural team.
Please note that it is very important that your drawings be finalized. If you anticipate major structural changes, we recommend that you postpone the virtual animation process until your designs are complete. Design changes can be costly and we want ensure that you avoid any additional costs above and beyond our original project scope.
During the CAD modeling stage, we utilize the drawings that we received from your architectural team and we recreate your project inside of the computers virtual environment. This is done by creating a digital wireframe model that is an exact representation of your project, down to the millimeter. Each line that you see within the samples below is modeled (drawn) by our team of CAD modelers.
We carefully model all of your specifications, down to the smallest items such as cabinet handles, faucets, door knobs, etc. We use the aforementioned CAD checklist as our guideline for this portion of the animation process.