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Emerging technologies in 3D modeling: Trends and new challenges

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Emerging technologies in 3D modeling: Trends and new challenges

Technological trends are invading the 3D development and creation process. These latest technological advances are transforming the way we design and visualize 3D modeling projects.

They bring a more immersive experience, facilitate creations and enhance presentations. Explore these emerging technologies in 3D modeling, and the challenges and opportunities that accompany them.

What are the emerging technological trends for your 3D modeling project?

Construction modeling involves the use of emerging technologies to optimize procedures. This helps to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of 3D construction projects.

Building information modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) represents one of the most significant technological advances in the modeling field. BIM is an approach to the design and management of building constructions.

It uses a digital model with the physical and functional characteristics of a project, using 3D modeling. It is at the top of the list of trends to adopt in the modeling field. Among the BIM features that are revolutionizing 3D design, you can have :

  • Data interoperability.
  • Integration of all plans into a single digital model;
  • Improved decision-making throughout the project life cycle;
  • Rapid communication of design data ;
  • Simultaneous collaboration between the various disciplines involved in modeling;
  • Use of a single model for preventive maintenance and repair operations.

The BIM method is now standard practice in the construction industry.

BIM offers more efficient and harmonious collaboration between the different disciplines involved in the modeling project, enabling them to share accurate information and work together more fluidly throughout the process.

Artificial intelligence AI and 3D modeling

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in 3D modeling is closely linked to technological developments in digitization and modeling in the world of construction.

Today's design software offers the possibility of harnessing the immense capacity of artificial intelligence.

The use of AI in 3D modeling is extensive and varied. A multitude of operations can be generated with the various software packages that incorporate artificial intelligence. With AI integrated into software, you can :

  • Using generative design: this enables us to create innovative designs, optimize performance by proposing the best solutions, and respond to specific criteria such as structural constraints and aesthetic preferences established by the user;
  • Parametric architecture: this is a repetitive design approach. It uses specific parameters to develop creative, highly complex architectural forms that are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve using conventional design and modeling methods;
  • Create high-quality photorealistic images for 3D modeling projects when integrated with rendering software;
  • Automatically generate an accurate 3D model from 3D scan data using advanced algorithms. AI has the ability to identify errors in 3D scan data and correct them to ensure reliable scanning.

What advanced technologies are available for 3D modeling?

The 3D model created from computer-aided design software feeds into presentation content and virtual visualization. The same model can be used by 3D printers to produce a physical model.

Virtual reality, advanced reality and mixed reality.

The technological evolution of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) in 3D modeling is remarkable. Virtual reality is a technology that offers total immersion in a virtual environment in 3D or from 360° photos and videos.

Augmented reality superimposes virtual elements onto your vision of the real world, usually via the camera of a smartphone or tablet. Mixed reality, on the other hand, integrates virtual elements into our physical environment, enabling us to interact with them.

These applications enable team interaction and immersive visualization of the 3D model. Among the contributions of virtual reality to modeling are :

  • Obtaining a visual representation of the property's appearance;
  • Making the construction process concrete and understandable;
  • Solving complex construction problems ;
  • Immersive collaborative visualization with mixed reality.

3D printing or additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is a technological advance that combines 3D scanning and tangible experience to create a faithful representation of the 3D model with complex shapes. This would be impossible to manufacture manually in most cases.

Immersive experiences make the virtual world very attractive. However, having a physical model at your disposal allows architects and engineers to evaluate the model.

3D printing makes it possible to carry out a strength test to assess the solidity of the project to be built. The advances brought by 3D printing to the world of construction are :

  • Transform CAD drawings directly into highly accurate, tangible 3D models;
  • Faster design than traditional physical models;
  • Increased precision for developing certain complex components of modern architecture that are difficult to reproduce by hand (staircases, shafts, spheres, curved surfaces, etc.);
  • Faster creation of architectural models.

3D printing isn't just for the construction industry. It is increasingly being exploited by major luxury brands, especially in the world of jewelry, for the manufacture of mass-produced items or prototypes.

What are the opportunities offered by the emergence of new 3D modeling technologies?

The construction industry is now immersed in the digital age. If you want to be part of this race to the top, these new technologies present new challenges:

  • Ensuring the quality and reliability of results;
  • Training and qualifications for each of the disciplines involved in 3D modeling: these must be ensured to enable continuous adaptation to new technologies and techniques. This will enable us to remain relevant and competitive in the market. This requires investment in training and equipment;
  • Managing large quantities of data: useful for feeding 3D models, they require substantial storage space, efficient management and robust hardware;
  • Interoperability and seamless integration of various technologies in design software.

New technologies for 3D modeling offer many opportunities, which increase as each new technology is developed. These include :

  • Improving simulation accuracy;
  • The ability to create more complex and detailed models ;
  • Access to new data sources with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors and other technologies enabling modelers to collect data in real time ;
  • The ability to explore scenarios quickly
  • Attracting international investors and customers.

The growth and democratization of these new technological trends in 3D modeling has led, and will continue to lead, to significant transformations in working methods. So it's a good idea for all real estate professionals to start integrating them as soon as possible, and to keep up with the pace.

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