3D Modeling and Rendering in Urban Planning

by norm on Apr 1, 2021 Categories: 3d rendering and modeling in urban planning (1635 Views)

Well-thought-out urban planning has become a prerequisite for almost all metropolitan and municipal projects. The rising population, environmental consequences, and depleting natural resources require urban planners to come up with proposals that are efficient and eco-friendly.

3D rendering and designing skills have also expanded in their scope in the last decade or so. Today, they are not just limited to developing gizmos and animated characters. Cities and town managements can also utilize 3D rendering and modeling in urban planning.

In this post, we will shed light on how 3D-rendered models can help urban planners in devising project proposals that entail streamlined workflow, better decision-making, and improved stakeholder engagement.

3D View Offers More Accurate Depiction of the Reality

A 3D-rendered model of a project and urban landscape boasts a more realistic depiction of the site. You can’t get tons of details that you get through 3D rendering from regular engineering drawings. From defining and illustrating the terrain type to getting the spatial details right, good 3D rendering allows planners, city councils to come up with more accurate models for the proposed development projects.

Apart from incorporating more details in a project model, 3D rendering is also useful for urban planning because it is more “accessible.” By accessible, we mean it is easy to gather the required information from this model as compared to 2D models. For instance, it is easier to read a 3D-rendered plan for aquifers and slops details as compared to a conventional 2D blueprint.

Offers Better Insight When Comparing Horizontal and Vertical Expansion

Choosing between horizontal and vertical expansion is one of the fundamentals of many urban projects. On one hand, cities and towns are strongly recommended to opt for vertical expansion to operate more sustainably. On the other hand, some projects offer better usability only with horizontal expansion (e.g. a sports field).

By using 3D modeling and rendering, urban planners can compare a proposed project for both horizontal and vertical expansions. The visualization of a project in both forms with all the layered details can help planners and decision-makers in choosing the viable option between the two.

Helps Grow Public Interest and Participation              

The general public is an important stakeholder in municipal developments. However, their participation in the decision-making phase remains negligible for the majority of public projects. 3D rendering and designing can help municipalities and city councils increase community interest and participation in public projects. Reviewing 3D-rendered models of an urban landscape with project details would become easier for regular folks, and they’ll be able to give their feedback on it.

Garnering this public interest and participation is not possible with 2D models and blueprints. Such plans appear cryptic to the general audience who doesn’t have a design or architectural background.

Lastly, having 3D-rendered urban models and designs is not an expensive affair. Cities and town managements can get them done in more or less the same outlay they allocate for 2D mappings and engineering drawings.

For all sorts of 3D-rendered urban landscape drawings, you can hire the expertise of the XYZ creative group. From modeling to rendering and animation, we can help you with all the things 3D.



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