Cinema Room 3D Visuals
Investing in a high-end cinema room is not something most people do lightly. So if you find once it’s built that it doesn’t look how you imagined or performed as well as you expected no-one is going to blame you for being bitterly disappointed.
In the news recently, a homeowner invested a considerable sum in a home cinema housed ‘in a glass box floating in the roof space’. When it was finished however it was nothing like what he’d envisaged; with six steel columns supporting the cinema, rather than ‘a sleek modernist cube suspended over the hall’.
How do you avoid home cinema heartache?
Not everyone can look at an architect’s plan and be able to clearly imagine how that will relate to the finished build; we get that. That’s why we always recommend that 3D visuals of cinema rooms are commissioned. These can even be animated as a ‘flythrough’ so you get a true impression of what the finished room is going to look like before a single brick is laid. If you need to make changes at this time it is obviously significantly more cost-effective than after the home cinema room has been built and the equipment installed.
Not just how it looks, but also how it sounds
Similarly, the acoustic performance of a cinema room is vital to ensuring that the multi-channel surround sound is heard clearly without unwanted echoes or reverberation that ‘muddies’ the soundtrack. By modelling all the proposed materials for the room (floor, walls, ceiling, furniture etc) it is possible to calculate how sound will respond within the room at different frequencies. Acoustic treatments can be added, fabrics changed, and furniture adapted to minimise the reverberations. You don’t want the room to end up sounding completely ‘dead’ as that will feel unnatural, but you do want to ensure that the sound quickly dissipates (what is known as the RT60 calculation).
By ensuring the room acoustics are correctly designed and anticipated in the first place, only minimal correction will need to be applied in the cinema’s audio processor during the calibration process. RT60 measurements can be taken of the finished room to ensure the design objectives have been met.
Speak to Cyberhomes if you’re thinking of installing a home cinema room, so you can ensure you can enjoy movies without any regrets.