Happy Monday, again! What a delightful weekend we had. Last week I worked on a project and I actually thought it would make quite a good blog post, to show you how I come to build the 3D models which lots of my projects require!

When we do our consults we will often take full measurements of the space we are working in. This is important to ensure that all our suggestions and recommendations are viable but it also helps us to ensure we create an accurate model.

Step 1: draw out the outline of the room, and make the internal and external walls. I also then measure out the windows and doors and place lines to represent these in their locations.

Step 2: pull up the walls – the above is a very flat image, but we need to start to bring the model to perspective.

Step 3: join the tops of the windows and doors in to really start creating a shape!

Step 4: if working with eaves, measure these and draw these in – this can be really quite tricky to master!

Step 5: work in any bespoke furniture. This particular space had lots of bespoke cupboards which were existing. These need to be built into the model but if our project requires us to design the bespoke storage, it can take a while to ensure the best design is curated. And yes, we have to draw every single line you see and draw these from scratch!

Step 6: put in the windows and window sills!

Step 7: put in the skirting boards, door and remaining ‘outlines’ of the space

Step 8: once we have the basic space created, we can then start implementing details of the design. Sometimes we’re lucky and can find pre-built furniture which matches exactly the style we want. Other times we have to build from scratch and face the challenge of tricky specific measurements.

Step 9: when all the outlined furniture is in, we can then add the materials and colours to it to make it as accurate as possible – this can be quite fiddly too! It can also be somewhat time consuming ensuring the colours and materials are as representative as possible.

Step 9: once everything appears as accurate as it can do, we then have to add accessories and other smaller objects which really make the models come to life. To do this though we have to open our rendering programme to enable us to see exactly what these will look like. The software I use is so intelligent that it will ‘block’ the objects all in white and form from one simple line as opposed to lots of little lines and colours. By doing this, it stops the software from being slowed down (as there is less data to process) so we can work faster. The left screen is what we build in and the right side is the rendering programme. You can see that the books in the left screen are just white blocks.

Step 10: and voila! Put the ceiling on, add your ceiling lights and we have a model!

Truth is, this takes a lot longer to do that it does to read this blog post. But you can see how the magic happens nonetheless! Of course, with our Golden and Diamond room packages (https://mpinteriors.co.uk/interior-design-golden-package and https://mpinteriors.co.uk/interior-design-diamond-package) the process is a bit longer. The packages include us sourcing a variety of items in order to realise a design… so alongside building the model, we source everything to go in it, implement and build it in the model (as above) and provide you with the written report which accompanies the design and explains it!

Our design modelling service (https://mpinteriors.co.uk/interior-design-rendered-3d-visuals) on the other hand simply builds the model for our client, so that perhaps they can see what their new kitchen could look like, before they knock the wall down.

I hope that gave you all an intriguing insight into how these 3D models are built and I’d be happy to answer any questions, so feel free to pop me a message!

Take care,


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