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FOCUS

In the design process, real-time
simulations allow us to produce
multiple variants of a project and
instantly display the resulting
models in a virtual setting.

This level of flexibility has the advantage of making everything
easily understandable not only for the client, but for other
professionals working on the project. It enables improved
representations of desired ambiances and allows us to create
dynamic project presentations in a relatively short time. This is
what unites the design and presentation aspects.

easy - and fast - to generate an image of a site in fall under
midday sun, or on a rainy summer evening, to portray different
ambiances. The designer can assess the validity of their concept
and the client can fully appreciate it without any guesswork.
Such 3-D models, supported by a graphics engine, can also be
used for extracting images, videos and virtual reality scenes to be
used in promoting the project.

However, as with any tool, we need to be aware of the drawbacks.
There is a real ease-of-use issue. Integration requires the transfer
of data between multiple applications, which complicates the
process. The learning curve can be steep. The organic nature of
landscape work makes it more complicated to represent than
more structured work, such as architectural designs; the tools
are not necessarily well adapted to landscape applications. These
technologies require powerful computers, which is a barrier
for studios with more modest budgets. A render may seem too
realistic, too crude or too clinical; an artistic touch is required to
add fine details, including imperfections. Those kinds of details
- scratches, puddles, asymmetrical vegetation - can make
all the difference. Sometimes, a 3-D model can misrepresent a
project, prompting false feelings or perceptions. For example, the
client might be distracted by the wrong colour on an outbuilding
or notice that a tree should have been coniferous rather than
deciduous. Those incorrect details can ruin the sense of immersion
in the virtual environment.
Whether we like them or not, 3-D modelling and virtualization
tools are here to stay and will keep evolving. Sometimes their
complexity can cause more problems than they solve, but their
positive potential is undeniable. Like other tools, we simply need to
master them and learn to use them in relevant ways. Landscape
architects can benefit from real-time rendering as a design tool for
working in three dimensions, and as a presentation tool that helps
us create a realistic vision of our project.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2021

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
OUR WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE
TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
VIRTUALIZATION OF THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
LE PAYSAGE VIRTUEL COMME OUTIL DE TRAVAIL
DATA-DRIVEN ZONING CODES FOR CLIMATE ACTION
3D FAX MACHINES
LA TECHNOLOGIE À LA RESCOUSSE DE LA SENSIBILITÉ
CRITIQUE
INTERVIEW
FORUM
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - OUR WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - VIRTUALIZATION OF THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - LE PAYSAGE VIRTUEL COMME OUTIL DE TRAVAIL
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - DATA-DRIVEN ZONING CODES FOR CLIMATE ACTION
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - 3D FAX MACHINES
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - LA TECHNOLOGIE À LA RESCOUSSE DE LA SENSIBILITÉ
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - INTERVIEW
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - FORUM
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Landscapes - Spring 2021 - THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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