What is a 3D Elevation Design?

A 3D elevation is a three-dimensional representation of a two-dimensional elevation found in an architectural drawing. Real estate professionals improve the 3D designs and showcase the photorealistic renderings to their potential buyers. While the most common type of 3D elevation is the front, the rear elevations are used to showcase unique elements such as pool and deck. East and west elevations are not as typical and kept as 2D elevations.

3D Elevation Process: Starting with CAD elevations, we convert to a clay rendering (no materials), add color + lighting and create the final 3D architectural exterior rendering
3D elevation versus a typical 2-sided 3D rendering.

What is Needed to Convert 2D to 3D Elevations?

In the beginning we need the CAD / PDF elevations and floor plans to develop the structural renderings. In order to develop the color drafts we usually need are the landscape plans, site plan, and building colors / textures. Through our commenting system, we work together on improving each version of the color draft. The sooner you can provide the files and comments to us, the sooner you will receive your finished renderings.

Residential 3D elevation exterior process

The two residential images below show a 3D roof overlaying an existing photo. For more information, explore the interactive roof visualizer and what the client chose.