Paul Geraedts

How do I explain my 3D design to clients with no spatial awareness?

As an architect or 3D designer, you are often dealing with clients with limited or no spatial awareness. So how do you explain your designs to those clients, in order to explain your designs to your clients in an efficient manner? In this blog, we give you a couple of tips.

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Some clients have more spatial awareness than others. Explaining your design to those clients that have limited spatial awareness is tricky, as not everyone can easily imagine your design. Often, a visualization like an artist impression is made. But there is a new way: with Xuver, you can give anyone the possibility to envision your 3D design and take a virtual walk through it in your web browser, just like it is already built. 

Tip 1: Communication is key

How do you explain your architectural vision and ideas towards your clients? Making use of online, interactive communication involves your clients in your designing progress from the start. With Xuver, you can step inside a model together while you communicate through the built-in voice module. In this manner, you can keep your clients updated in every stage of the modelling process and layout different options. And perhaps best of it all? Xuver works in the browser, so no one has to leave their own location. 

Many communicative options make it easier to show your 3D design to your clients
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Explain yourself

Besides keeping your clients involved and informed, this will also bring clarity in technical matters. You are able to explain why that pillar in the middle of the room is essential to keep the structure from collapsing. Great communication from the early stages will prevent problems later on! Show your clients what the exact implications of a big design choice look like, instead of just explaining them. 

Tip 2: show, don’t tell

Keeping your clients informed costs quite a bit of time traveling back and forth. With Xuver, you and your clients step inside an in-browser visualization of a new home, future office building or shopping center. Besides the thrill of walking an almost tangible visualization of what is yet to be built, the need to travel to your clients will be reduced by about 50%, according to the architects that are using Xuver. So it’s possible: traveling less while keeping your communication standards high! 

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Show, don’t just tell, your clients what a new apartment block will look like
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It’s important to show your clients what your design will look like once it’s built, not just tell them about what you are going to create. In that way, they can imagine your design more easily. The best way to do that would be a viewing in real life. But since that is not yet possible, you can take them on a virtual viewing in Xuver instead. Walk around inside the model with the 3D figure, the avatar. The avatar will give a sense of space and dimension so that the clients get a feel of the size of the rooms and the height of the ceilings. 

Tip 3: Use visualization tools to show your 3D designs

Of course, there are several ways to show your design to your clients. You could create high-resolution renders for your client. Although a render is a great tool, it lacks interactivity. It’s also time-consuming. What if you just want to show something quickly to your clients, such as a different roof colour or design? As an online visualization platform, Xuver will work easy and quick without extra downloads. You can easily invite your client inside to check out the options and get quick approval. 

Show your 3D design online with Xuver

Xuver combines all the above-mentioned tips into the world’s first online viewing platform. You can turn your 3D design into a virtual 3D world, after which you and your clients can walk around inside the model with an avatar (a 3D figure): from their own browser and from their own location. This will provide even those clients with the least amount of spatial awareness with a clear view of the 3D design.

Communication is possible through the built-in voice module and multiple added interactive features. Would you like to learn more about Xuver, how it will save you time while at the same time providing a good communication service to your clients? Check out our website or sign up directly by following the button below. 

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