8 years ago when the 3D rendering was integrated into the art & design field, it was questioned by the professionals for its compatibility in the field works, for replacing hand drawing with digital rendering. “Is it going to work?” Some would had said. Today everything has changed. We are living in the post-modern era where the technology never stops growing. 3D rendering process is integrated into every kind of users, from professional to academic users. It doesn’t need the grand workstation desktop computer to execute the rendering process. The process can be done in the high-end laptop, in the small computer unit that packs with high specs.
There are 4 circumstances of 3D rendering technology that dramatically affect the educational system in design field and professional career. The effect made things easier and accessible to every range of users.
1. Faster CPU processor and the revolution of laptop engineering.
In the past, 2000 $ workstation desktop computer was installed with the slower speed processor than i3 processor from our time. The CPU in your smartphone is equally process to 20 years ago supercomputer. We can see how technology move so fast; from floppy disk to icloud, from boombox to ipod.
In 3D visualization case, from perspective hand rendering to digital rendering in computer. The essential factor of 3D rendering process is the CPU processor which can run faster and smoother. This affect how we learn to acquire this knowledge; we don’t have to spend time for 12 hours to know what we’ve done wrong in the process. The compatible computer can reduce us time consumption and learning curve.
2. Open sources development
In these days, general information and knowledge can be accessed throughout the internet. If you curious about something, you can ask away your curiosity via internet. There are always people out there ready to share the information with you through wikipedia, youtube, any discussion in relative web board and so on. Technology makes accessibility faster and clearer. If you are persistent, you may dig deeper to the fundamental information which lay around somewhere in the internet.
3. Drone & 3D equipments
Around 10 years ago, drone technology is the classified technology that was used in military operation. Nowadays, when this tech is made to be recognized in the larger scale, the new perspectives are opened; the new attitudes toward architecture photography, the creativity in 3D rendering process, and that include the impact to anyone who is interested in 3D rendering or photography. Above of all, the technology enhance today to be a better day.
4. 3D printer
Even you don’t work in the design & engineering field, you may have heard about 3D printer technology or rapid prototyping; it is how the model is made from nothing by “3 dimensional printing” the plastic or metal. This 3D printer technology was tried to move from the industrial product scale to consumer product scale by many companies. As you can see small scale 3D printer version from makers, this refer to the intention of bringing the tech down from large scale manufacturing to office and individual used. This movement affect how 3D model making is enhanced itself to make the project “printable” and make the whole thing looks interesting. It also makes people who don’t interest in 3D rendering can participate the project in the different way.
Although technology enhances us how to work and live in the better way, for 3D making, things that have never changed regardless how the technology evolves is ━ the attitude and perseverance of 3D visualizer toward the project development and management. No matter how good facilities you have, the ones that make the difference is the one who dress up with those qualities. So, if you are a contractor, find the company that suits your requirements, and do not forget to look how the company drive themselves.