3D-modeling with Rhino


At MARELD we are always looking for new ways to work with 3D design software to help us design and communicate project works. After demonstrating our workflow with Sketchup and Revit, this week’s news post profiles our 3D-modeling and rendering capabilities with Rhino and Enscape.

Exploring different three-dimensional geometries and forms in a project helps us to gain a better understanding of the site and the project requirements as design works develop. As part of or design process, Rhino is an excellent tool for testing heights in relation to the topographical context, for studying regular and irregular shapes and for evaluating different design ideas relatively quickly! The plug-in program Enscape is particularly useful where basic visualizations help communicate form, scale, composure, and spatial qualities along with the material, vegetation, and lighting functions. These basic renderings are often refined to fully rendered expressions of our project works. The BIM capabilities of Rhino allows us to simultaneous combine 3D modelling works on major construction projects.

The animation showcases our 3D modelling works with Rhino and Enscape at Vattenplatsen in Forsåker, Mölndal. It demonstrates how we work from 2D-lines to more defined 3D-volumes, including materials, vegetation, equipment, and people in Rhino. It further illustrates how we can communicate different viewer perspectives in different times of the day with Enscape.