Here in Texas, the pleasant weather we experience for much of the year provides the ideal environment for you to enjoy your outdoor living space. To get the most out of your outdoor space, you should invest in some landscaping projects. However, when investing in a new landscaping project, you should also invest in a design rendering so you can feel confident that you’ll love the way the project will turn out before any installations ever begin. There are two types of design renderings: 2D and 3D. A 2D design will give you an overhead, flat view of your project, and a 3D design will give you a detailed view of what your final project will look like. Both of these options are great, and which one you choose to go with should come down to the size of your project. Keep reading to learn more about each option.

A 2D design rendering provides you with a bird’s eye view of your project.

When designing a landscaping project, a 2D design rendering will provide you with a straightforward bird’s eye view of your project. 2D designs, as the name suggests, feature your project in a 2D fashion, so the project will look flat on paper. A 2D rendering can benefit you if you’re looking to see how much space your project will need. For example, if you’re looking to install a fire pita 2D rendition will give you an overhead view of the hardscape and detail the space it will consume when installed.

Some companies use hand drawings to create your 2D design rendering.

A 3D design rendering shows what your project will look like once installed.

A 3D rendering gives you the opportunity to visualize your landscaping project as it will look when it’s installed. 3D renderings include the volume, height, and width of your landscaping project in relation to your property and other hardscapes. This type of design also allows you to see the project from different angles and to focus on certain aspects to verify that everything meets your needs.

For example, if you were to install a pool, a 3D design could help you visualize how the waterfall, pool deck, or sun shelves may look. Through the 3D rendition, you can also choose to see the pool at different times of the day and different times of the year, so you can decide whether the pool needs anything else to look beautiful year-round.

How to choose between a 2D and 3D design rendering.

If you’re planning to install a new feature, you will likely need to decide whether to use a 2D or 3D design rendering to plan your landscaping project. Both options provide you with different benefits, so you’ll need to make a choice dependent on your project and your needs. For smaller projects, like a fire pit or a driveway, a 2D rendering is a good option.

However, if you’re planning to install something large, like a pool or a new patio, a 3D design may benefit you more because you can view the project from different angles to focus on the small details that make the whole come together seamlessly. So, when it comes to choosing between a 2D and 3D rendering, the size of the project will play a big role in which one you choose.

Call us today to schedule our landscape design service!

When you decide to take on a new landscaping project, the task can feel overwhelming because there is so much that goes into creating the ideal outdoor living space. Here at CLC Landscaping, we can help you take the burden off your shoulders by taking care of everything for you. Call us today at (830) 505-1895 to schedule our landscape design service. We offer both 2D and 3D design renderings so that you can select what best meets your needs. We service New Braunfels, Buda, San Marcos, and nearby areas in Texas.