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Using 3D Animation to Simplify Interior and Exterior Planning

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Many architects and real estate professionals use interior and outdoor 3D walkthroughs to present interior or exterior planning projects. Outsourcing this process to a professional CGI studio is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to get such CG visuals. In this instance, you delegate all of the jobs to the professionals. However, there is one item you must offer to have the most astonishing results as quickly as possible. It’s brief for a 3D animation.

As an architectural animation studio, we understand how critical it is to have all of the essential references to create high-quality CG videos. This article will tell you what you need to include in your interior and exterior 3D animation brief. This way, you’ll be able to plan ahead of time and get a head start on your job.

What are the most general instructions for interior or exterior planning projects?

Beginning your 3D animation brief with general information about the subject you want to convey is always a good idea. This includes the following:

  • Budget constraints.
  • Project objectives: the future building’s purpose and the concept’s idea and message.
  • The duration of the 3D tour
  • The project’s deadline has passed.
  • The project’s name and type: interior/exterior, residential/commercial, etc.
  • The property’s location.
  • Who will view the 3D animation is the target audience.

By providing that information, your CG animation team will be able to grasp the essence of the assignment right away. As a result, a fluid workflow will be maintained throughout the project.

3D models and drawings

The following item in your 3D animation brief is architectural drawings. They’ll be used by the CG team to correctly replicate all of your design’s forms and proportions in 3D. Depending on the type of project — exterior or interior — various kinds of drawings are necessary.

Drawings for a 3D walkthrough brief on the exterior

Floor plans for the exterior

  • If landscape plans are available, please provide them
  • Plans for the site
  • Schemes for outside lighting
  • Views from the outside

Interior 3D walkthrough drawings for a brief

  • Elevations of the inside
  • Floor plans for the inside
  • Layouts of furniture
  • Schemes for interior lighting

Then, in both circumstances, you’ll have to disclose your finishing material choices.

You may also have a SketchUp or Revit model of your building in addition to drawings. If that’s the case, you should mail it. Then, instead of creating a new model from scratch, CG experts will use it as a starting point for their work. As a result, they’ll spend far less time on 3D modelling for your CG animation. As a result, you’ll get the outcome sooner and at a reduced cost. 

Requirement of visual narratives

After that, you must consider the script for your 3D walkthrough. Finally, you will describe your ideas on the following topics in this section of the 3D animation brief:

  • Animated moving elements, such as a fireplace with a fire blazing in it, a fountain with water running through it, etc
  • Camera path: how the camera will move through the scene and which design components should be highlighted
  • Whether or not people, animals, or automobiles are present: is a personal choice.
  • With your CG video, tell the tale you want to tell.

As you can see, the purpose of this section is to create a scenario for your 3D tour movie. Because this information must be as straightforward as possible, it is preferable to explain it not just through word descriptions but also through visual references. It will cut down on the time it takes to accomplish the project.

Environmental conditions

The environment in which you deliver your notion will significantly influence the audience. As a result, you must specify the elements that will create a unique atmosphere in your 3D tour in this portion of the 3D animation brief. These are:

  • Conditions of the weather
  • Day of the week
  • Surroundings

It’s usually better to express those characteristics with visual references than word descriptions because they’re more precise. The 3D animation team will be able to visualise your ideas precisely according to your vision using this information.

Post-production details

The finishing touches to a 3D walkthrough are done in the post-production stage. And to make sure you get the most out of it, you should include the following details in your 3D animation brief:

  • Custom video montage: visual effects, specific frame transitions, and so forth
  • Inscription on a 3D model: for example, your company’s logo on the building in the CG video
  • Music for the background
  • Titles for text
  • Voiceovers

These small elements can help your 3D animation stand out and be remembered. As a result, you should think about them when putting together your brief.

Final Thoughts

Finally, the form in which you want to receive the results should be specified in your 3D animation brief. You can choose between HD, Full HD, and UHD 4k video resolutions. Additional materials, such as source files and still photos, are also available.

That concludes the ideal 3D walkthrough brief! You now know what information you’ll need to provide for your 3D animation team to get started. Moreover, you’ll obtain a high-quality interior or exterior CG video quickly and without any delays or extensive modifications.

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