Real-time tools within everyone’s grasp
On each of these projects, real-time visualization has enabled SHAU to better communicate with its clients.
The company's success with real-time tools sheds light on an interesting paradox: architects are busy and don’t want to spend ages learning new tools, but technology is improving all the time and providing faster and easier ways of doing things.
How can architects reap the benefits of these quantum leaps forward?
The obligation is on software providers to build tools that are easy for architects to learn and use. Twinmotion is a great example of this ethos at play.
“I learned Twinmotion in literally half a day,” says Heinzelmann. “Being able to drag and drop 3D assets or textures into the scene works like a charm. Of course, figuring out more specific features and improving the visuals took a bit longer, but the entry threshold was really low.”
With anyone able to get to grips with the tool easily, it can be rolled out across teams in a matter of days. “We can basically teach it to our staff in half a day, let them play around with it for a while and they get it quite easily,” says Heinzelmann. “With that, everyone in our office can do the visualizations on their own, which in return also adds to greater project ownership within the team and resilience within the projects.”
This ease of use has seen Twinmotion slot seamlessly into SHAU’s toolchain. “It’s become a vital part of the design process,” says Heinzelmann. “I can see Twinmotion being a central aspect for presenting a project in real time, and I would like to see how it can work for project communication, not only with the client but among the various disciplines involved in the design and planning process.”