Investigation about the 3D project you are going to work on should be done before the start of work. Since based on the type of the project, the methodology can change a lot. Otherwise if you get surprises at a later stage, you might end up wasting your time and have to do the modeling from scratch. This will not only slow down the process but will increase costs as well.
You must also keep in mind that you are transferring relevant information only, other irrelevant or unnecessary information such as Balance Detail and efficiency, are not required to be transferred and can cause a lot of time and energy to be wasted. Therefore it is highly critical to brainstorm a little before the start of any project to set the priorities of each and every object; you must know what information is necessary for this project and which one is not.
Normally a better solution is to “fake” the information which is not really present or un-necessary. Designers tend to create the illusion and mapping where the object does not exist. Instead of firing up your software and start the designing, you must put some time in planning the design to ensure that you don’t end up wasting your time in the end.
First of all you would need to define the reasons why this particular project needs 3D Modeling or Animation? Some of the possible reasons can be:
- Detailed Clarification of Concept is required
- To study the design in depth
- To Study the Ergonometric
- For Training purpose
- For Marketing Purpose
- For Presentation
The modeling method and desired result can vary a lot depending on the reason. E.g. A 3D Model created for Concept Clarification is not required to be much detailed whereas very in-depth details are required for educational or in-house presentations in offices.
Similarly, the 3D models used in marketing are not required to have in-depth details but they are required to be highly attractive and eye-catching and should convey the message effectively. Similarly the requirement of lighting can vary depending on the type of project we are working on.
Below are few of the other questions that you must inquire the client before start working on any 3D Modeling project:
- The final purpose this model will serve the client for? Is it directly connected with the revenue of their business? Try to find how critical the model is.
- Who and where is the targeted audience?
- What is the desired outcome? More sales? Brand Awareness? Training? Etc.
- Is this model detail-oriented or not?
- What is the budget for this model?
- How much time you have to complete the project?
- Will there be any revisions once the model is created?
Getting answers to all these questions will not only ensure that you get the exact result which is desired by the client, but will help you keep your work under budget as well. Meeting the deadline and budget constraints can sometime be the most critical aspect of any 3D Project; hence these details should never be neglected.
Bobby is designer and a freelance writer and love to write on new technology and gadgets , he is also an expert in 3d designing and mostly uses render farm technology for rendering.