Architectural And Design
What's Missing in 3D Illustration - Conversational
Online 3D, Animation and Rendering
By Andy T Zhang
Does your website and online marketing campaign "communicate" with
the visitors or just "talk"? With blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and
other modern website technologies, it is easier to "communicate"
online than ever before. However, does your 3D content
If the 3D online content doesn't "communicate", you miss a great
opportunity! This is especially true for the companies whose core
marketing information is graphic based.
"A picture is worth a thousand of words." How about the
"communicational picture"? It will be worth a thousand of dialogues!
The "communicational picture" will streamline entire online market
campaigns, an ideal marketing strategy for companies involved in
real-estate, appliances, rental and travel services, etc.
What is the "communicational picture or 3D"? The short answer is
We are all familiar with 3D, which includes 3D rendering,
animation/fly-through, pictures, etc. All of those belong to the
category of traditional "talk" orientated 3D.
Interactive 3D is the virtual replica of real physical worlds which
either already exist or will be built in the future. It also has the
ability to accurately simulate structures that would be near
impossible to build in the real world for the exploration of future
technologies. Good interactive 3D has all the traditional 3D
functions listed above but can also "communicate". It can be either
online or offline only. Here we will only concentrate on the online
Interactive 3D not only shows the imaging, but more importantly
shows the functions. Interactive 3D is used in two major areas:
Real Estate Properties which include buildings, structures, room
space and landscapes, etc
Products which include household appliances and industry equipments.
The purposed can be for:
Marketing and sales
Evaluation and design improvements
Training and simulation
For buildings and landscapes, the user has the luxury of being able
to go inside and out of the property as if they are visiting the
site in person. Every little detail, including possible floor plans,
colors, textures, and all other options can be seen in real time
from any viewpoint with the feature of on-the-fly picture capture.
This eliminates the worry about huge costs associated with the
number of rendering or animations that needs to be created in order
to cover all viewpoints. Companies can initiate marketing campaigns,
rental plans, and promotional services long before the building is
even built. Additionally, the service can be used as a lifelong
building management and sales tool, aiding in the city's approval
and fundraising opportunities.
An Interactive 3D property is like having a team of dedicated sales
and a property manager for the customer 24 X 7. Also, features allow
potential buyers/renters to pre-qualify themselves and prepare the
documentation right from their fingertips!
For the product, users have a 720 degree (not just 360) view of
every item and detail. A personal interactive experience is provided
with features that allow customers to zoom in/out, push buttons,
open boxes, move objects/appliances, exploring the full functions of
items. Alternative options for colors, styles, and arrangements can
even be changed on the spot to see how each may fit their particular
environments. No longer will users have to struggle with abstract
and hard to understand text descriptions.
This like having a dedicated engineer, consultant, or trainer
available all times for customers.
Here are four additional examples:
Example one: cabinets. The customer can select virtual cabinets
either online or in the showroom with every possible combination,
colors, and textures. They can even open the cabinet door, cut the
cabinet in any section to examine the joints, workmanship, etc.
After proper adjustments and selections, they put the final cabinets
into certain styled room to find the perfect fit.
Example two: the builder can show their potential client virtually
just as if they are walking through the physical site. Insulation
details, workmanship, different materials/textures/color options can
all be seen by embedding related pictures, animations, video clips,
and voice descriptions all in one place.
Examples three: meeting room and resort. The potential client can
"walk through" the meeting spaces and virtual buildings, evaluate
different room layouts, and plan activities ahead of time. When the
client arrives at the destination, they are already comfortable with
the environments and have an idea of where they want to spend their
time/money, decreasing buyer's remorse and increasing customer
Examples four: outdoor landscape. The potential client can "walk
through" the virtual yard, view the countertops, grills, tables,
chairs from any degree and any angle, from a detailed perspective or
an overall layout. It is like having a 24 X 7 X 365 show room with
availability at any time.
Interactive 3D allows for a transformation from "push" to "pull",
"explore" to "experience" for marketing, sales, and training. With
the technology of virtual products, demonstrations can be done at
much lower costs, passing on the savings to consumers and
dramatically increasing revenue and customer satisfaction.
Additionally, the immediate need for physical samples can also
eliminated for logistical purposes.
Interactive online 3D doesn't replace personal contacts but enhances
it. The experience will encourage and allow prospective customers to
prepare, prequalified themselves, ask more intelligent questions
when they go to store, interact more comfortably with sales, and
even continue their own exploration. Studies show that people are
more likely to visit physical sites after viewing the good online,
leading to an increase in the chance of purchase. This enable sales
to handle more inquiries, reduce operation costs, and greatly
increase the sales efficiency and customer satisfaction.
How expensive is Interactive Online 3D? It depends how and who you
work with, just like any other technology. One thing is for sure, it
is no longer a luxury. The cost is very comparable with traditional
illustration and occasionally can be attained for less. This is
especially true when comparing the total cost of 3D content creation
for the different purposes. The 3D content is extremely flexible and
can be implemented for multiple usages if done right, such as
printing materials, CDs, emails, etc. with minimal or no content
What should you watch out when working with 3D illustration? What
kind of questions should you ask when communicating with 3D content
creation service providers? We will talk about those in separate
Floor Plan - Making an Informed Purchase
By Rohini Sood
An architectural rendering or architectural drawing or architectural
illustration, is the artwork of an architecture illustrator,
architect, web designer or multimedia designer with the purpose of
representing proposed design of an architectural structure. Using
architectural rendering allows you to visualize a structure with
basic layout of windows and doors.
Generally, an architectural rendering includes the following:
o Floor plan, 3D house plan
o Interior architectural renderings
o Architectural renderings of apartments and condos
o Exterior architectural renderings
o Photomontage architectural renderings
o 3D visualization and architectural visualization
o Walkthroughs or flythrough
o Animated architectural illustration
Floor Plan: A floor plan shows all the interior, exterior walls and
partitions with each wall and window location.
Benefits of a Floor Plan
1. The ability to view the property in an animated format can avoid
so much wasted time. Viewing a Floor plan can assist you in deciding
if a property is worth a view. Home owners use plans when
considering the potential of bathrooms or extensions.
2. Providing a floor plan to prospective buyers helps them make
quick and better decisions at every stage of the sale.
3. Plans help them quickly identify which properties are of most
interest to them.
4. A floor plan can clarify homes special features.
5. If a potential purchaser wants some alterations, a floor plan can
help evaluate the feasibility of any options.
Floor Plans are available in a range of choices including:
1. Beach house plans
2. Country style house plans
3. Luxury house floor plans
4. Victorian style house plans
5. Ranch style house plans
6. Log home floor plans
7. Farm style house plans
Choosing the Perfect Career - Ideal Occupations For Blues
By Nathan Bryce
According to the Insight Temperament System, Blues enjoy jobs that
allow them to concentrate on people and relationships. They're drawn
towards occupations that focus on service and the health and welfare
of other people. They work best in warm, supportive, harmonious
environments where workers are free to cooperate and communicate
with each other. Blues are imaginative, enthusiastic, and concerned
about the personal welfare of those around them. They dislike
competition, conflict, bureaucracy, and domineering authority
figures. They promote creativity, flexibility, individuality, and
Business: Advertising specialist, Communications director,
Consultant, Counter sales, Fund-raiser, Human resources manager, Job
analyst, Marketing consultant, Nonprofit organization director,
Receptionist, Sales manager, Small business executive
Communication: Columnist, Copy writer, Creative writer, Editor,
Journalist, Newscaster, Novelist, Playwright, Poet, Public relations
specialist, Publicist, Reporter, Screenwriter, Speech writer, TV
Counseling: Career counselor, Conflict resolution specialist,
Employee assistance counselor, Job placement counselor, Mediator,
Mental health counselor, Moderator, Natural/holistic health advisor,
Personal counselor, Personnel director, Psychologist
Creative arts: Actor, Architect, Artist, Cartoonist, Decorator,
Designer, Entertainer, Illustrator, Inventor, Music composer,
Education: Art teacher, Dean of students, Educational consultant,
English teacher, Facilitator, Guidance counselor, Health teacher,
Humanities teacher, Librarian, Music teacher, Pastoral counselor,
Preschool teacher, Researcher, Social science teacher, Special
education teacher, Staff development trainer, Religion, Choir
leader, Church leader (minister/rabbi/priest), Church worker
(monk/nun/volunteer), Charitable functions director, Missionary,
Service: Conference planner, Flight attendant, Health care
administrator, Hotel services worker, Leasing agent, Recreational
director, Recruiter, Rehabilitation worker, Restaurateur, Social
scientist, Social services worker, Tour guide, Travel agent
If you're not sure if you are primarily a Blue, Gold, Green, or
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where you can learn more about human temperament. When you subscribe
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strategies for finding more success with the people in your life,
both at home and in the workplace.
Architecture and Different Design Phases
By Faisal Farrukh
Architecture is a process of creating different structures. It
wouldn't be wrong to suggest that architecture is an imaginative art
where an architect uses his imagination to create outstanding
structures. But, it is also important to mention that architecture
is not all about imagining something but there are certain
scientific rules involved in the process of creating different
People need an environment to live in and that's where architecture
comes into use. People need places to live, eat and relax but they
can not create everything on their own. They need someone who knows
how to create structures according to the scientific rules and
that's when a student of architecture helps them.
In architecture, it is the duty of an architect to combine different
design options to create a building while staying within the budget.
Since budget constraints can create a problem, it is important for
architects to plan everything within a limited budget. What it means
is that architecture is not all about building a structure but it is
also about knowing how much money you need to complete a project.
When you will delve more into the details pertaining to
architecture, you will find that everything moves in systematic way.
Producing a work of architecture is not the easiest of jobs. There
are so many complications and technical details that have to be
considered before starting the whole construction process.
Generally, the process starts with the creation of schematic design.
This is the first phase where preliminary design sketches are made
by the architect. The list of proposed materials and products is
also prepared in this phase.
After this architecture phase, the next phase comes which is all
about design development. This is the phase where sketches made in
previous phase are converted into real drawings. This phase also
involves checking requirements set by regulatory agencies. With the
completion of this second architecture phase, a complete project
plan is obtained.
After the full development of design, the next step is to develop
project manual. This manual contains information about the final
specifications. This is the phase where such documents are prepared
which work as legal documents. After this particular architecture
phase, it is the time now to get all important products and
materials to start construction work.
Though the whole architecture process seems simple but it is not. In
fact, the first phase of architecture is full of several
complications that arise during the creation of design sketches. All
other architecture phases have different things to consider. Due to
the complications involved in all architecture phases, it is easy to
deduce that you need an expert architect to get a great architecture
Architectural And Design
At moments of great enthusiasm
it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this
beautiful and important.
I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that
communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always
valued above all else.
A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas
what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in
itself, a living thing.
The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people
to look at it.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic
and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it
will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Giorgio de Chirico
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're
being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away
as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from
God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no
end to it.
You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.
Iím not an abstractionist. Iím not interested in the relationship of color
or form or anything else. Iím interested only in expressing basic human
emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and
makes you worry about gravity.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Believe it or not, I can actually draw.
Jean Michel Basquiat
Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water.
You just can't go without God.
O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and
perfect our lives.