Is a full 3D-mockup absolutely essential?

Eliot Koey
2 years ago

Rainforest Executive Condo · More Info

Yes, absolutely helpful to visualise!
No, just a 2D mood board will do

Comments (6)

  • Courtney Allan

    I think a 3D mockup is great for like people with empty houses and wanting to see where the furniture will go etc, as it does help me to visualise where the furniture will go instead of ordering it all and hoping it'll fit!

    Eliot Koey thanked Courtney Allan
  • PRO

    We started with hand sketches and mood boards.

    Then we progressed on to cad drawings, and 3D animations. 3D animation walk through was not enough.

    Now we have to produce 3D mock up renders on top of the animations.

    Most people out there are still not able to visualise.

    The new trend now is Virtual reality.


    Homeowners ought to trust the decisions of designers after they decided to go with a designer and have seen their portfolio. If not why are you working with such a designer?

    Designers are not going to design and order furniture thats not going to fit in the space. Designers are there to help you personalise your space according to your brief and ideas.

  • PRO
    Eliot Koey

    Hi Sugarbakers, you bring up some relevant points. And I've seen some of the amazing 3D visualisations of projects in videos you've posted a while back around here! But I'm also wonderinf if this an issue of trust, or a client's ability to visualise her intended end result? Also, as a designer, are 3D mockups part of your work process, or simply another deliverable to the client? I have heard some designers say that very often, 3D helps win clients over to a designer's idea. Is that true?

  • PRO

    3D mock up renderings have become the norm these days and do help to win over most of clients.

    Its become part of our work process in Singapore. Its all about what the market is used to. Back home in South Africa and most other countries we work in, its unheard of still and we manage to convince our clients with hand sketches and 2D drawings. Singapore has a technologically advanced society and we have to keep up with what our clients want.

    Most of our clients receive a 3D animation walk through video like this.

    Some clients are still not able to visualise and demand to show them more.

    The point i am trying to make is, when do we show enough?

    Maybe one day we will print 3D presentations? One never knows what technology is going to bring tomorrow and how our world changes.

    Enjoy the video and tell me if you are able to visualise the space as we designed?

    Eliot Koey thanked SUGARBAKERS
  • Courtney Allan

    Hi Sugarbakers,

    I can definitely visualise the space you designed with that video. That's amazing!

  • PRO
    Eliot Koey

    I agree with Courtney, your video definitely helps me understand how the different spaces of the home relate to each other. Also, I get an impression of how colours and decor pieces work together too. But I can imagine that it's a labour of love to create this 3D animation. This would be significant value for your clients.

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