29/08/2017 DUNCAN AVIATION’S CUSTOMERS VISUALIZE INTERIORS THROUGH 3D DESIGNS

DUNCAN AVIATION’S CUSTOMERS VISUALIZE INTERIORS THROUGH 3D DESIGNS

Duncan Aviation recently expanded its 3D design capabilities by adding Dan Ryba, a multimedia artist specializing in 3D illustrations, to its in-house aircraft interior and paint design team. Ryba joins Ken Reita and the design team, who have  been creating innovative designs for clients on all makes of aircraft.
Both Reita and Ryba are focused on creating 3D conceptual illustrations for clients who are looking to make interior and exterior modifications to their aircraft.

“These 3D renderings save a great deal of time and money, so they’re popular with all of our clients , internal sales and production people,” says Reita. “Unlike with 2D drawings, we can draw from our extensive engineering database and generate accurate 3D models of the entire interior that are specific to the actual measurements of an aircraft. You can see immediately what works and what doesn’t.”
There have been times when a client is torn between two materials. One may be darker than the other, and explaining that the darker material will give the space a dark, closed-in feel isn’t nearly as effective as a 3D image that shows exactly how the space will be perceived.

“When clients look at the illustration, they might say, ‘Whoa! The darker material is too heavy for that space. Let’s go with the lighter color.’ Or, if they really want that dark color, we can suggest other options, such as going with a lighter color on the leather seats or carpet to provide more of a contrast and get the ratio of light to dark correct,” says Ryba. “It’s far better to find out on the front end before any work has been done on a project. Our clients especially appreciate being able to see exactly what they’re getting.”
The 3D models are beneficial to our production teams, too. Seeing the model helps everyone with project planning, long before any work begins.

Seeing is believing, so giving clients and production teams a visual representation of the finished aircraft, inside and out, helps prevent surprises along the way.  
For more information about Duncan Aviation’s modifications services, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #C9125 during this year’s NBAA convention from October 10-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.