Architectural Modeling

Architectural modeling is a discipline where SubD-NURBS can provide a significant advantage. Advanced architectural design is moving toward the design of freeform building shapes such as those designed by Frank Gehry. This is an important new field in architecture which utilizes organic forms to model structural shapes. With SubD-NURBS the organic or freeform shapes can be designed in Sub-D and then exported to an architectural program for detailing, like adding floors, cutting out windows and doors (with Boolean operations), etc. Using a combination of Sub-D modeling, with traditional CAD modeling can facilitate the design of complicated architectural buildings. Having both modeling techniques available increases the creative potential for architects.


SubD-NURBS can also facilitate architectural modeling through the construction of things like furniture, architectural ornamentation, human figures, automobiles, and other things that go in or on a building. Many of these things are more easily constructed as subdivision surfaces (and there are numerous libraries of these types of components). With SubD-NURBS, you can leverage these online 3-D model sites to download props, furniture, human figures, etc. to enhance the rendering of architectural models.