Landscape design renderings are created to show clients what their property will look like before their landscaping company gets started on the installation process. These renderings are helpful for everyone involved, as it gives both the clients and the company a chance to get on the same page about the goals of the project.

There are two different types of landscape design renderings: 2D and 3D. The 2D design provides a direct view of the landscape project, often in full color, to give you a better visual experience of what your finished project will look like. The 3D design serves the same purpose, however, it is much more detailed and allows you to see all angles of the landscape. Both types of design renderings offer their own benefits and drawbacks.

What is the difference between 2D and 3D landscape design renderings?

2D and 3D landscape design renderings are both virtual models that show you what the end result of your landscape project will look like. However, both are different in their own ways.

2D landscape design concept for a property in Omaha, NE.

The 2D landscape design includes creating drawings, plans, and blueprints. A 2D design illustrates the site layout and where things are placed (like softscapes and hardscapes), but they don’t add dimensional depth as a 3D design does. This type of design rendering is excellent for smaller landscape projects.

3D landscape design for a property in Bennington, NE.

The 3D landscape design rendering creates a realistic view of what your landscape will look like when the project is finished. It gives you a complete picture of your landscape from all angles and can even show you what your property will look like during the day and at night. A 3D design rendering is ideal for large-scale landscape projects.

What are the benefits of 2D and 3D design renderings?

Both 2D and 3D designs are extremely helpful for property owners and landscaping companies. Here are the benefits of each type of design rendering:

  • 2D Design Rendering: 2D designs are helpful if you want a simple and brief overview of what your future landscape will look like. A 2D design rendering is your best bet if you need to work quickly through a landscape project since it takes less time to generate when compared to a 3D design rendering.
  • 3D Design Rendering: 3D designs create a realistic view of your future landscape. You are able to view your property at all different types of angles, including a bird's-eye-view. You can choose to view your future landscape during the daytime or the nighttime and you will also be able to get a good view of the different plants in various growth stages.

Both 2D and 3D design renderings help to ensure the desired outcome of the landscape project.

What are the drawbacks of 2D and 3D design?

While both 2D and 3D design renderings are great options, there are also some drawbacks to each type:

  • 2D Design: 2D design renderings won't give you as much of a realistic view of your future landscape as a 3D design will. It can be hard to imagine exactly what the end result of your project will look like without varying angles and features like daytime and nighttime views.
  • 3D Design: While 3D designs are the most realistic choice to view your future landscape, they can take more time to create. They are also usually more expensive than 2D design renderings are.

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Whether you have a 2D or a 3D design rendering created for your landscaping project, you will be able to clearly see what your future landscape will look like. Both types of design renderings bring to fruition your ideal landscape, thus allowing you to make any needed changes to the design before the installation or construction starts.

At Groundscapes, Inc., we design and install your ideal landscapes and use 2D and 3D design renderings in the process. We offer our services to the Omaha, Elkhorn, and Bennington, NE areas. If your home or business is nearby, give our team a call today at (402) 397-5930 and get started creating your dream landscape today.