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Within the CADS drawing office we often receive requests for assistance on projects that take on a regular pattern of process, however every now and again a request comes in that breaks the mould.
Usually we use AutoCAD and similar software products at the design stage to help our clients create and develop new ideas and turn them into reality. Our clients use our services to identify the potentials of their ideas, whether it be how medical equipment will sit in a new room layout, or realistic visualisations to allow planners to grasp how a scheme could envelop a whole site and affect its surroundings.
The opposite was proposed in our most recent project with a company that had an existing physical product in the landscaping and grounds maintenance market place. Green Tech wanted their product to be digitised and turned into a set of AutoCAD drawings and digital 3d models.
The product itself could be taken to trade fairs and shown first hand, with promotional brochures featuring photos of the product in isolation, but to effectively demonstrate its’ capabilities, Green Tech needed to show how the product components actually fitted together. With complex ground preparation requirements, buyers also needed to know how the product would sit within the ground layering system.
Although the complex curves within the products meant that it was tough to take existing measurements, we produced a set of 2D plans and elevations which would allow the client to offer assembly instructions to their clients should they wish.
It also enabled us to produce the 3d models for the ground work visualisations, these would be instrumental for future promotions. Although for this project we were not typically involved at the initial design stages, it shows that with our flexible approach and services we can still be an integral part of any company’s growth, no matter where they sit within their development.
Whether you are a retailer trying to achieve sign-off on a new store concept or you are a manufacturer of highly specialised equipment in a competitive tender pitch, we’ve got some great news to share with you.
Our specialist 3D team are now able to offer ‘true-3D’ visualisation of your products, ideas or projects – a major technology breakthrough that gives your audience an experience like no other.
It all sounds very fancy, but what does this mean for our customers?
1. If your meeting rooms have a 3DTV or you have access to a 3D compatible laptop, all of our 3D animations and interactive environments can now be delivered to you in True 3D. This is great for adding an extra dynamic to your presentations, pitches and customer demonstrations.
2. The bit we are most excited about – we believe that bigger is always better, so we have invested in high-end 3D projection technology which is now available for hire throughout the UK. Using short-throw lenses and positioning the projector only a few feet away, we can now fill entire walls with high-def 3D animations.
Ask your audience to slip on our active-shutter glasses and take to the stage! We can even send one of our 3D operators along to navigate the interactive models for you, letting you focus on your delivery. Alternatively, get the audience out of their seats and guide them through a life-size, 3D tour of your latest idea.
CADS 3D, our in-house 3D visualisation team have put together this Christmas animation for all of our customers and blog readers.
Here’s to a fantastic Christmas and an even better 2012!
The team over at CADS 3D have been playing with Autodesk Match Mover, which allows users to integrate 3D renders with real video.
Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/lUD6ox
I’ve just come across this article on the Guardian website, and it makes interesting reading. Whilst the article is not particularly design focused, it provides food for thought regarding school design and planning, and how this appeals to the core consumers of the school environment – the pupils themselves.
It’s a frequently asked question – does creating a school design and learning environment that appeals to our pupils senses enhance their ability to learn and develop?
OK so a fanta fountain is obviously unrealistic, but we can analyse the literal to figure out a school design that really appeals to the students.
Let me know your thoughts….