Terrain and Landscape Models
Our model makers use State of the Art equipment and techniques to craft highly accurate Topographic models. For winning projects and communicating solutions, nothing beats experiencing GIS data as a real world model. Let our award-winning team of artists and engineers from SOM, Northrop, Apple, and Catepillar help you.
-W. Yang, SWA Group
"Oscar's knowledge of file preparation and 3D printing allowed us to visualize and engineer our designs, which then helped us successfully present our vision to our clients. They are the best 3D printing service out there."
“Solid-Ideas 3D printing service and model making skills enables our customers to more clearly understand our design proposals and it reduces the amount of time required for project acceptance”.
-M. Gloudeman, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania
"I can not say enough about how pleasant and easy it was to work with Solid-Ideas. They were extremely helpful and did an incredible job. The architectural model was the talk of the university and the presentation. I couldn't imagine using anyone but Solid-Ideas in the future. Thanks again Oscar"
-P. Geraki, Yale School of Architecture
“It was a pleasure working with you, both your office and you personally! The detail on the 3D printed scale models is crisp and the delivery swift. You showed interest in the architectural concept and tried to work with me to improve the original files. You were more than helpful adjusting the price to a very limited student budget. At every point during the process, I felt reassured of the results. I have truly enjoyed working with you.”
“With short deadlines and minimal direction, Oscar delivered 24 inch tall scale models of our signs that showed our clients exactly what their sign was going to look like”.
-K. Ebner, Woodbury University
“It's been a great experience working with Solid-Ideas. The 3D printing service was fast and easy and far superior to other 3D printing I was trying out.”
“Oscar is great to work with. His 3d printing service is prompt and he goes beyond the norm to make sure that we are satisfied."
“Oscar took the time to understand what we wanted and helped file fix our CAD data for 3d printing a model to be used in the venture capital funding phase of our aircraft project.”
- Not all models are made the same. We can achieve what traditional modeling cannot do alone.
- Our background uniquely equips us to make the most accurate and aesthetically pleasing models.
- The sturdiness of our models hold up to everyday use.
- We offer competitive pricing without sacrificing quality.
- Quick, cost-effective replications at various scales.
- Stress-free adaptability to your evolving needs.
- The convenience to make last-minute design changes.
- Support for a variety of file formats, including Autocad and Sketchup.
- Material differentiation with multiple colors and textures.
- High levels of detail for incredibly realistic models.
- Complex shapes and geometries you never thought possible.
Our Topographic models are used by the natural resource sector, real estate industries, museum and visitor centers and our architecture clients to bring even simple models to life with the addition of site detailing. We use Laser Cutting and 3-axis CNC milling to create accurate contoured surfaces quickly and affordably. We create models using foam, plexi, wood, and even metal and stone. And we have lots of great looking finishes. We can even create your topographical model in full color showing terrain features or scientific data in a visual way people can appreciate.
- Land development sites
- Topography and terrain models from GIS data
- Educational displays
- Museum displays
- Cartographer and analyst map productions
- Geologic research
- Site studies and evaluations
- Subsurface visualizations
- Watershed analysis
- Tract home sites
- Cityscape models
- Petroleum maps
- Elevation models
This project was for a client that needed to accurately calculate volume of over flow.
We started the project uses real world land data to build the area of interest. This image shows how we were able to figure out various height levels, build in the fill with the proper set back and wall angles, and then come up with real world volume for each level.
Once we simulated the volumes the client needed, we created a CG animation showing all the level of over fill being added just like it would be done in the real world. This showed how the debris needed more land than people thought it would need.
Oil & Gas
We are experts at building models, real or virtual, for Oil, Gas, and Mining.
Using satellite data combined with high resolution color images representing ice temperatures, we 3D Printed these Topographical color models to help our client study and communicate the effects of climate change on the Greenland Ice Fields. Real models help turn abstract data into a form people can emotionally relate to and understand instantly.
Our 3D Printer is able to show amazing full color.
These 3D Printed area details show the same geographical area affected over time by global warming.
High Detail GIS Model
Our 3D Printer is able to show very high detail.