The big question

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As I contemplate my impending leap of faith from a fairly cushy position in the ivory tower to the cut-throat world of self-employment as an artistic entrepreneur, I keep coming back to the big question, as delicately posed by my husband:

“But dear, how can you call it 3D visualization when what you’re creating is obviously flat and two-dimensional?”

Well, that IS an excellent question.  And I can see where he’s coming from.

To most people, the images of homes and interiors that I create look like photos (hence the term “photorealistic renderings“).  But the big answer to the big question is that I’m taking a flat floorplan — basically just a blueprint in the x-y plane — and through the magic of CAD software (Chief Architect X4, to be exact) I’m giving it an added dimension.  Height!  The z dimension!

So a simple kitchen floorplan goes from looking like a bunch of lines on graph paper, like this

Kitchen floor plan drawn in Chief Architect by CastleView3D.com

Kitchen floor plan

to a beautiful rendering like THIS:

3D Visualization of Kitchen floor plan by CastleView3D.com

Kitchen floorplan converted to 3D visualization

3D visualization is a way to convey more information about design — a tool to improve communication between home owners and their designers, builders, remodelers, contractors, realtors, decorators, and others.

And to me, that seems like a very valuable service.  Enough to inspire a leap of faith.


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One response to “The big question

  1. Leap away dear Dr. K! If anybody can make a go of this you can.

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