This image of the future Veterans Administration Fisher House in Palo Alto is completely virtual. The building, trees, grass and sky are all 3D modeled, textured and rendered. This image is real world physically accurate, meaning we are seeing what it will look like once it's physically built. The lighting is real. The scale is real and the materials are real. 3D renderings, animations and VR allows you to experience your design projects in real time. That is the power of physically based architectural visualization. Model Maker Studio create stills and animations using the Iray rendering system and real-time walk-throughs using the Unreal Engine real-time engine.
Apple opened its first retail store in 2001. I was responsible for the early use of 3D virtual renderings to test interior design ideas for this first store. I worked on environmental graphics for that initial, enduring Apple store. Today, there are over 490 stores in 20 countries. A lot has changed in 15 years but the stores interior design remains open, modern and sleek. My 3D work made sure Apple got their design system right from the very start. I rendered studies for the retail environment and created various in-store solutions while the stores' architecture look was till evolving.
Working with the Brayton Hughes design firm, I used physically based 3D materials and lighting to model and render interior design studies for Southwest Banking. The goal was to discover the best design solution that made the bank feel as comfortable as a home.
Model Maker Studio is a one-stop, full-service design agency. We offer graphic design, CAD modeling, animation and interactive immersive design for interactive branded environments, exhibition models and architectural spaces. Our cross-disciplinary team of designers and engineers have solved design challenges for Nike, Northrop and the U.S. Air Force to name a few. Let us build your ideas.
A client needed to test site layouts for a processing plant concept. We experimented with different equipment layouts and equipment assemblies, and we created 3D renderings and animations so the client could make an informed decision. CAD modeling is a cost-effective way to solve layout challenges before breaking ground and hiring contractors.
Starting with our client’s initial plans, we first modeled all the equipment necessary for the processing plant. From these separate parts, we created a basic layout of the facility. The client reviewed our first renderings with their design and construction group, gave us suggested changes, and the process repeated itself.
We worked closely with our client and designed more than five layout and equipment assembly options. Working in CAD, we could easil swap in or out design elements in reaction to client feedback. In this way, we were able to present them with their optimal design solution in under two weeks.