To quote Karl Marx, eating and living is the primary need of human beings. Interior design, an industry based on the firm demand for great living conditions, therefore, is thriving and profitable. Consequently, whenever a cutting-edge technology comes up, there are always some people wondering whether it can be introduced into the industry to create profit.
By far, in order to bridge the gap between vision and reality, 3D architectural visualization, AR, VR, and 3D printing, as frontiers, are gradually adopted in the interior design. Arguably, they will ride the future wave of the industry.
1. 3D architectural visualization – Previewing designer’s ideas
3D architectural visualization is the art of creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional images showing the attributes of a proposed architectural design. This technology benefits interior design in three ways. Firstly, the application of the technology shows the beauty of the details of interior decoration. The details decide the whole, which makes a room unique, and the decorating outstanding. They enrich the viewing experience and communicate the ingenuity in interior design. By contrast, it takes plenty of time to finish it in other ways such as sketches and blueprints. Secondly, 3D architectural visualization can help us build a portfolio of the projects in the market campaign, which can bring more potential customers. We can put them on your website or other social media networks. This can help establish a good image and reduce the hesitation of potential customers. Thirdly, the application of VR and AR in interior design is also based on 3D architectural visualization. The basic material to create VR and AR scenes is rendered by 3D architectural visualization.
2. VR- Are you really there?
VR architectural services also play an important role in interior design. VR is defined as “a simulated experience of virtual walkthrough that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.” At the very beginning, VR is applied to the game industry to immerse the players in the game world. However, its potential is far more than that. For instance, it has come into wide use in the interior design industry. The application of VR makes people feel like they are actually in the house where every furniture is visualized. In this way, it is easier for the client to preview the final result and choose the style they most wanted. Therefore, it is possible to accurately locate the needs of customers from every detail.
3. AR – Trying to interact with the surrounding
The commercial running of IKEA, being a significant milestone, marks the great application of AR in the interior design industry. The advantages of AR are obvious. First of all, AR has very low requirements for hardware facilities. A tablet running the AR app is capable of doing the magic. Thereby, it saves a lot of resources including time and money. Secondly, AR allows customers to get instant changes when they walk through the room, so as to give customers timely feedback and meet the client’s demand. In addition, because of the great interactivity of AR, the experience of choosing the right interior design goes from boring activities to the enjoyable delight.
Generally speaking, due to the said upsides, AR is also considered to be the key technology to lead the future interior design.
4. 3D printing – Everything becomes touchable
3D printing is the technology used to be costly and difficult to operate. However, nowadays it’s affordable for most people. Operating a 3D printing machine is no longer a difficult job which involves chunky and massive machine and complex instructions. Through 3D printing techniques, nearly anything can be made. It’s no exaggeration to say it may lead to the next industrial revolution.
When the 3D printing technology is applied to the interior design industry, its effectiveness and convenience will be brought into full play. By showing the prototype of the house built by cheap 3D printing materials, the elusive design style becomes so touchable. In addition, 3D printing reduces the time spent from an idea, prototype, and production. It can achieve the same effect of 3D rendering or even greater.
Put it in the nutshell. The above technologies act as a spur to the development of the interior design industry. By turning the fantasy imagined by clients into reality, for the first time, interior design becomes that easy to understand and describe. So as the future of this industry. If you are looking for a wonderful way to present interior design in a realistic way, 3D architectural visualization is the best choice. We warmly welcome to contact us for any questions regarding 3D rendering service, VR architecture design, and AR.