How to Know If Your Engineering Project Needs the Help of 3D Animation
It doesn’t matter if you’re a civil engineer, large-scale construction specialist or seasoned city planner—when it comes time to plan out, build and maintain a complex new project, you’ve got your fair share of problems to solve and people to please.
Think about it for a moment or two …
If it’s not an issue of quality control and project-specific safety measures, it’s one involving the use of modern technology or keeping your ecological footprint as “green” as humanly possible.
Yes, your daily checklist of to-do tasks might be significant, but there’s good news …
With the addition of 3D animation designed specifically for engineers, the list of new, groundbreaking tools to keep your job running as smoothly as possible just got longer.
But what’s with all of the excitement surrounding 3D animation, really?
As an engineer, how can you know if the innovative resource is truly a modern marvel, or more of a flimsy idea cooked up by clever marketing tactics?
No worries—being a member of Industrial Visualizations, these are doubts I encounter on a fairly regular basis. So, to better help you know if your engineering project needs the help of 3D animation, consider a few of the following:
You’re Routinely Interacting with Non-Engineers
Internally, this shouldn’t be much of a problem—with you at the helm, you’re working with only the finest architects, engineers, and contractors.
But what about those who aren’t all that familiar with the world of engineering?
This includes citizens, project managers, and investors.
If you’re not adapting your project’s messaging to meet their level of understanding, you’re likely to run into a number of roadblocks before real, measurable progress is made.
This is where 3D animation lends a helping hand—it’s new, exciting, and incredibly engaging.
Toss aside old-school PowerPoint presentations—armed with 3D animation, you’ll educate each of your project’s key players in a more efficient manner, while also chewing up less time.
Your Project Requires Severe Simplification to Obtain Funding
I mentioned investors in the previous section, but seeing as how they’re often responsible for either a sizable portion or the entirety of a project’s budget, using 3D animation to specifically address their needs requires a section of its own.
People struggle to appreciate that which they can’t understand.
And when a comfortable level of understanding has yet to have been reached, the last thing investors want to do is voluntarily hand over their hard-earned money.
Fortunately, 3D animation has a way of cutting out confusing terms, convoluted data, and complicated procedures. Visually, investors are able to see where your project’s at, where it’s headed, and what it will accomplish—all this in a mere matter of minutes.
Trust me—when your investors can easily see the end from the beginning, they’ll be much more inclined to back your company’s latest feat of top-tier engineering.
You’re Needing to Build Rapport with a Target Community
Depending on your professional sector, you may or may not closely identify with the role of a “civil servant.”
Still, truth be told, your work affects the lives of countless people. Be it a road, bridge, canal, or retaining wall, each and every day, the impact of your work is felt by many.
As such, not only do you want to do a good job, but you want to build rapport with the very audience you’re looking to please.
Call it “public relations” or “public outreach,” either way, the more widespread support your project gains, the more likely it will be to end in success.
Inform, inspire, and enlighten your target community with 3D animation—there’s no better way to go about connecting with those you serve.
Wrapping Things Up
No, I’m not an engineer.
But having worked on countless projects as a member of the Industrial Visualizations team, I’ve seen what our 3D animations have done for engineers, and am confident they’ll do the same thing for you, too.
Enough about what I think, though—where are you at?
Does your work closely align with the points I’ve outlined above? In addition to what I’ve presented, what other engineering problems can 3D animation address?
Be it in the comments section below, or using Industrial Visualizations’ official website, I want to know what you think. Seriously, let’s keep this conversation going …
Until our next encounter, thanks for checking in!