What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?
- Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?
3D views are great for providing stakeholders with better visuals for integrated spatial environments. This can be the buildings overall structure, overhead living spaces and rooms, placements of components, and 3D spacing. 2D is great for annotating and denoting specific dimensions such as distance from wall to wall, or square footages. This also gives spatial information, just from an overhead view.
Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?
Because there are many stakeholders involved with the construction of a project, different parties will need to see different aspects. For example, parties associated with the internal work such as carpeting, walls, paint, etc. will not necessarily care about roofing or the yard. By filtering information to specific individuals, we can display in a more clear and concise manner so that the parties aren't overwhelmed by irrelevant information.
Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?
- How does the level of detail in the rendering and its presentation affect the perception of stakeholders reviewing your design?
It is not necessary to always convey photorealistic renders, however depending on the desires of the client, it can give the most accurate depiction of what the building will look like. For the end stages of the design, a rendered image may be ideal. Sketches however are great when final materials haven't been selected and one is still in the brainstorm phase of the project.
Name some applications where viewing the building and model information in virtual reality or augmented reality would be most beneficial?
- Are there advantages to using a C.A.V.E as a virtual environment versus VR headsets?