VISUALIZATION OF EXTERIORS: Software Overview
Visualization of the exterior is the process of transferring drawings and calculations to three-dimensional graphics.
Despite the fact that working with the exterior is easier than with the interior, it requires special knowledge and special training. In addition, the specialist must be able to navigate various software that provides the ability to create a 3D model. Below we give a list of the most popular programs that are used to visualize objects and give a brief description of each of them, consider the strengths and weaknesses. The most popular at the moment is 3d Studio Max from Autodesk. The program gives the user ample opportunities, an impressive set of tools for work and numerous options that ensure the creation of the highest quality models. A huge number of settings allows you to customize the program for yourself, adapt it for your purposes. This is a professional software package that is ideal for designing house models and other architectural buildings. An equally interesting program for creating visualizations is ArchiCAD. Its strengths include ease of use, usability and impressive functionality. Due to this, in this software it is possible to implement even the most complex projects. In addition, the undoubted advantage of the program is the fact that it can independently draw up all the necessary documentation, while the user is busy developing a 3D model. However, in addition to full-fledged programs, various plug-ins are often used in the process of creating visualizations. The most commonly used modules are:
V-Ray (rendering system and the creation of lightweight modifications)
ArchVision RPC (adding more details to the complex scene)
RailClone Pro (creation of roads and related small objects)
All the above plugins have a fairly wide functionality and significantly expand the capabilities of the user. Through the use of both the above and other, less well-known programs, visualization of the exterior is created. This is a fairly lengthy process, the time of which can vary from several hours to several weeks. Of course, a certain role is played by the complexity of the project, the professional experience and the software used. Of course, the more powerful the computer, the faster the work on the project. If necessary, the last stage of work on the visualization of the project is to refine the details in Photoshop to make it more realistic.