October 18, 2012

Watch Landscaping Plans Turn Ideas Into 3D Visuals

3D Landscape Design ModelOne of the most difficult parts of planning your landscaping is visualizing what the project will look like when it's complete. When you're trying to design distinctive outdoor environments, you may have ideas about what you want them to look like, but putting all of your ideas together is another matter. Landscaping is also complicated because different plants grow at different rates, the overall look changes from season to season, and it's tough to know how your ideas will look from different angles and positions.

Fortunately, there's a tool available today that solves these problems: 3D animation landscape design.

What is 3D animation landscape design?

It's software that allows us to create highly detailed distinctive outdoor environments. Not only can we use it to draw general designs showing where patios and planters should be placed, but we can place specific trees and plants in your design. Once the design is in place, it's possible to switch around the design, move objects, and play with it until you get it just right.

How does the design process work with 3D animation landscape design?

After we've discussed a client's ideas and taken specific measurements of the property, we create a master plan. We then upload the plan into our 3D design software to turn that original 2D plan into an actual, clear depiction of what the plan would look like on your property. Like engineering CAD software, 3D design software allows you to see the plan from all angles. You can "walk" through the design to see how the plants and paving stones would look from different places in the yard or even from your neighbor's yard.

What are the advantages of using 3D animation landscape software?

  • You can see what your finished landscaping will look like before we change a single thing. You don't have to guess what it will look like or just trust that we know what we're doing.
  • You can compare materials or plants that you're still considering simply by switching them out of the design. Which tree would look best in that back corner of the yard? Try them both out in the 3D design software, and it will be much easier to make your decision.
  • You can use the Internet to quickly make changes to your plan. Instead of having to make an appointment with your landscape designer to talk about changes to the plan, the changes can be made remotely and reviewed by everyone involved. This saves time for everyone and keeps costs down.
  • You can feel more confident about your decisions. Instead of making a decision and hoping for the best, you can settle on a particular plant or an arbor design because you've seen what it will actually look like in its permanent setting. If you feel unsure about an aspect of the design, you can fiddle with it until it feels right.

How can I take advantage of 3D animation landscape software?

We are currently using this powerful design tool to create distinctive outdoor environments. We can set up a time to talk with you about your ideas, needs, lifestyle, and requirements for a landscaping design. Next, we would draw up a master plan, upload it into the software, and tweak it until you're absolutely satisfied. We've found that customers feel much more comfortable and confident about the design process when they can see the results before the digging actually begins.

Contact us for more information about 3D animation landscape software. We look forward to talking with you.

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