• Commonly heard terms in the world of 3D visualisation

    If you’re new to the world of arch viz or have just begun working with architects, you might need a bit of a heads up on their lingo and what it is they really mean. The following are some translations that might help you through day-to-day work in the office…

PHRASE
ACTUAL MEANING
1Do you mind if I drive? You dont know what you're doing and im getting really impatient
2What's your point of difference?That is an unoriginal and uninspiring idea... try again.
3In my View…I know best
4I know rightSome awkward social saying that popped up out of nowhere in 2018-2019 that everybody is now saying for no some unexplained reason
5That’s exactly rightI just want this conversation to end
6I just want to touch base-Possibly innapropriote, but never is
-trying to make a boring meeting sound exciting... like playing baseball
7How are you going? Hurry the F#$%! up, I need you to do some work for me.
8Did you get my email?You did recieve my email but havent responded
9Public RealmI don't have a design, just make it look good
10Can you make that more transparent?Hide the building we haven't designed yet
11Needs more activationThe architecture is crap/non-existent, hide it with people
12Can you activate?
13That's a good startUsually heard after an all nighter
14Guestimatefudge, cheat, lie
15Save itIf you fail, don't say i didn't warn you
16Make it better
17Im just trying to helpI've got nothing better to do than comment on someone elses failures
18On the same pageI know best
19At the end of the dayI win, my word is the final word
20Can you make that more moody
21Can it accommodate a live load?...
22Can you make that more heroicadd a lens flare to make it look like we designed something really cool
23Fast track ithurry the F#$%! up
24The Audi of architectureThe Aldi of architecture (inside joke)
25If the shaft size is to go up...
26That's precisely correct
27Absolutely awesome
28The reality isI win, my word is the final word
29Can't you open it up and just push render?I'm trying to make the task sound easy to take the shock of reality away
30That’s some of your best workPatronising encouragement (normally spoken by Simon Haussegger)
31Save to centralNo idea... something architects seem to do a lot
32….so…are you….gonna use the houses I made?Dissapointed work experience kid..
33how hard is it to... followed by a really hard thing to do
34Do you want me to do it?-you dont know what you're doing and im getting really impatient,
-hurry the F#$%! up.
-I know best
-There's no way I want to do it but i just want to scare you into doing
it yourself
35we need a few more renders, can't you just lower your settings?I'm being unreasonable but I'm trying to make it look like you're being unreasonable.
36It is what it isi don't like it, there's no hope
37Surely you can do better than that??
38Are you still working on that job ?!?hurry the F#$%! up
We hardly ever talk so I'm just going to make some small talk
39Hasn't that already been built?Why are you still working on that you slow bastard.../ we told the builder to start building before we finished the design
40Where the f@#$ is my render??
41Can you save that out as at a higher resolution ?... 😐
42We can't spend too much time on this-hurry the F#$%! up
-I don't want to get in trouble and I'm covering my own ass
-I've already blown the budget on design and poor management
43We need to do a quick render-can we have the world in 10 seconds
-I know it wont be a quick render but i'm trying to fool you into thinking this will be an easy task
44Moving forwardyour're getting nowhere
45We need to accentuate and articulate itYOU need to accentuate and articulate it because I haven't done it
46"We need to" ....YOU need to
47more trees, more peoplewe didn't design a facade....
48can't you just photoshop it ?trivialising a major task or design issue
49from an erection point of view....
50from a urinal perspective
51That looks too architecturalThere is no design
52Don't touch my screenI'm trying to divert the topic away from this annoying conversation
53Are you coming in on the weekend?come in on the weekend, this isn't gonna get there
54Can you stay back tonight ?stay back tonight otherwise we will lose the project and I'll look really bad
55Need more greenhide the building we haven't designed/modelled yet
56That'll get thereI don't like it ...yet but i'm not going to do anything to make it better
57This isn't going to get there-that will get there , hurry the F#$%! up
-I'm scaring you into performing beyond your capabilities
58That should be a 15 minute exercisehurry the F#$%! up
59The Oce colorwave is offline
60Please hold off on printing
61Can anyone see david king ? (The IT guy that was never there)
62Can you render that in the backgroundHurry the F#$%! up i've got an unachievable amount of work due NOW
63In the public gaze
64Unparalleled operation
65That has to be a full spread
66The New public image
67The ideal floorplate
68The new times square
69Spearhead
70The democratic floorplate
71That's the worst render I've ever seen.. Ever.
72What's that furry Muppett? The boss referring to a green wall in a render
73You wouldn't want to be thereWe forgot to design something nice
74That building looks shit (heard more often than you'd think)
75The architecture looks shit house
76the 3D's don't do it justiceI F@#$ed up but i'll blame it on something else
77public realm
78sitting proud
79gangway moment
80That dogs breakfast is a building (JH)
81Does your image communicate permiability?
82is it pourous?
83Smoke and mirrorsjust make it look good...I don't even know what day of the week it is...
84Can you just import the Revit model?
85Can we change this to a dusk shot?
86I like kids and all, but...You shouldn't be at the birth of your first child, you really should be in this meeting
87that person's a bit big..we designed a sh!tty, small, horrible space to be in
88I'm no expert but...I think I'm pretty damn good
89The pest control man is in the buildingweekly email
90Get it squared awayget it done.. I think, in a six sided way..
91Get it over the lineIf we're lucky enough we might actually get away with creating a pile of sh!t
92The whole Shebangeverything
93You can take a horse to water, but if you hold it's head under for too long, it'll die..no idea... scares me to this day...
94It takes two hours, to render one monkey.long story..
95Yes, that's exactly rightI'm so nervous that the director will think i
don't know what im talking about so i'll over express my certainty
96I thought I did a really good job.. oh well...If at first you don’t succeed..
97we need this render at 300dpi