Creation and Visualization of Landscape Design of the Site
Landscaping for owners of their own cottages is often no less important than the interior decoration of the house. And although today there are software tools that allow you to experiment independently with a virtual backyard, only an appeal to a specialist will help you get a really decent result.
How to create 3d site visualization
In general, we can say that the three-dimensional landscape design is the evolution of the original 2D image, because in the form of a plan there is an original design of the designer. However, in schematic images or sketches it is very difficult to orient to a person who does not possess a sufficiently developed spatial thinking. And here comes to the rescue 3D visualization, which in this case includes a number of consecutive stages:
Creating a three-dimensional model: Includes the arrangement of objects, plants, large and small architectural forms, as well as the primary study of their appearance (color, gloss, etc.).
Distribution of textures: Each surface – and the grass, and the trees, and the paths, and the garden benches – have their own type of texture, without which the impression will be incomplete.
Arrangement of lighting: In sunny weather, in the evening and in the rain, the landscape will look different – and this is also possible to show with the help of modern software.
Animation: It is not obligatory; however it allows making a real virtual walk around the site and makes it more alive and natural.
Rendering: Using software to get an image based on a previously created 3D model.
During the visualization of the landscape design plan, other techniques can be used, but the goal remains to show the customer what the finished landscape will look like after all the works have been completed. 3D visualization facilitates understanding between the designer and the owner of the site, as it denotes all the controversial points.
Principles of landscape design
Why does one finished 3D visualization cause most people positive emotions and another design with an equally well-designed picture looks lifeless? The fact is that it is very important to observe the principle of proportionality and harmony. The project, in which exceptionally high plants are present, scattered randomly throughout the area, will look uncomfortable and too randomly, while the absolute absence of such plants will render the terrain lifeless. A person feels comfort if he is in a small protected area.
The principle of proportionality is important not only for plants, but also for small architectural forms. Here, 3D visualization will help determine which size of benches, tables, terraces or arbors will be functional for use and at the same time harmonizing with the main structure – the cottage itself. It is much easier to change the size and configuration at the rendering stage, than to continue working with the finished objects.
The terrain must correspond to one of the symmetry types, and its elements must be repeated a certain number of times to create a rhythm. The presence of a rhythm facilitates the perception of the entire site as a whole and ensures compliance with the principle of integrity – when the territory and each of its elements looks like an organic component of one picture. If something is knocked out of the general picture, you can always experiment with the design within the visualization process.
It is worth remembering that no matter how realistic the landscape design obtained with the help of special programs is, the final result may differ slightly due to the fact that plants can develop in different ways. Use the power of the software to create the perfect infield.