Architectural Animations – What Are They?

In recent years, more and more architects are choosing to use animations to showcase their projects. From the interior to the exterior, architectural animations can bring a sketch to life; allowing you to see a completed project before the first foundation is laid. Architects use 3D designs and graphics, as it makes it much easier to show a potential concept to their clients or potential investors.

In addition to architects, other industries such as the construction industry, interior designers, landscapers and many others, use animations to help bring their ideas to life. Animations can be brought to life in any way, whether it’s a 3D model, walkthrough concept or static image, the options are endless. For more information on our architectural animation service, please don’t hesitate to contact Dunedin Arts.

How Does Architectural Animation Work?

Architectural animation projects are typically carried out by 3D design companies such as ourselves. The animators will take a drawing or design and use a number of technologies to turn it into an architectural animation. No matter what type of building or structure it might be, whether it’s apartment blocks, office spaces or something else, an architectural animation can be created of it. At Dunedin Arts, we create architectural visualisations using technology and software such as 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Maya and a number of others.


What Types of Architectural Renderings Can Be Created?

When it comes to creating animations for architects, any type of building or structure can be rendered into a 3D animated model. Regardless of the size, physical elements or structural design, visual representations can easily be made and sometimes during the animation process, you can see aspects of a design that might not work or might need changing to ensure they better suit the overall concept. Some of the buildings plans regularly turned into animations by architects are:

  • Office Blocks
  • Skyscrapers
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Residential Developments
  • Retail Spaces
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Buildings
  • Much More…

Why Should An Architect Use An Animated Design?

Whilst a drawing is one thing, animations help to take a design to the next level. People such as architects, landscapers and designers use architectural animations as they help to give people an understanding of what a project will actually look like once it is complete. A drawing of a large building can easily put people and planning committees off as it is much more difficult to imagine the building in a certain setting. However, with an architectural animation the design can be landscaped into an existing setting, allowing for a much more realistic vision of not just how it will look, but how it will affect the existing environment as well.

How Do I Get An Architectural Animation Created?

If you’re an architect looking to partner with a leading 3D design firm, then all you need to do is contact us today. Over the years we have worked on all types of architectural visualisation projects and have a great portfolio of work. When you choose Dunedin Arts, we will work closely with you from start to finish to turn your sketch into a fully realised architectural animation.