Although you as a building designer might explain—verbally, in writing or both—the specifics and overall look of a design to your client, nothing says it better than a model. And a three-dimensional model in particular offers the ultimate interpretation and detailed, highly vivid portrait of how the design will look once completed.

And thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you no longer have to construct your own 3D model, or commission someone else to build it—exorbitant fee attached.

All you have to do is acquire an Enscape license, and you will have at your disposal an automatic inventory and frequently updated library of 3D models that take the form of human beings, furnishings, street props, vehicles, and a multitude of accessories. And advanced computer expertise is not needed—simply select the object you wish to include in your model, drag it into and drop it onto your model, then size and scale them to desired proportions.

Similar effects also can be achieved through the use of CAD software or alternate sources. Yet depending on the source in question, this practice could be time- and resource-consuming. Enscape content, by contrast, is represented through a basic placeholder in your CAD program (Revit, SketchUp, Rhino or ArchiCAD), which is supplanted by way of top-quality components contained within Enscape’s real-time rendering environment.

In order to create an ideal building design model, be sure to feature common, everyday design elements, which can convey specific features of the design space in general, along with demonstrating the specific applications of its everyday use.

To enhance the dynamic and realistic effect of the model, include content containing emissive materials; for example, a TV or PC screen that illuminates the surroundings with its intrinsic light. Show your model characters interacting with and using various features in your miniature built environment, thus adding to the interest and experience of your design. Also make all florals, greenery and vegetation featured as organic and natural looking as possible—thus creating a green design that is all the more awesome.