Not sure which form of 3D architectural visualization is right for you?

Hispaniola Bay Waterpark Rendering

Renderings & Animations & Scale Models, Oh My!

Looking for ways to bring your project to life? Are you entertaining the thought of using a 3D architectural visualization piece to market your big idea or to put on display? Though there are some people who approach us with a clear vision for their project, more often than not, clients come to us needing our expertise to guide them in the right creative direction. Between the exciting options of renderings, animations, or scale models, it can be hard to choose, but we can assist you through the decision process and find the best fit for you.

Besides the first step of deciding what form you want your project to take on, there are also critical decisions that need to be made about the details and design of the project. If you are interested in scale models, for example, you could explore the options of open floor, interior, massing, interactive, cutaway, or other types of models. You might even want to look into a combination of two or three different types. And that’s just the beginning! For first-time customers, this can all be very overwhelming. The good news is we have over 20 years experience in the field and can present you with the perfect 3D visualization solution that will suit your unique situation. 

Lindsborg Scale Model – Open Floor

At the end of the day, it all boils down to your goals and how you want to achieve them through 3D architectural visualization. Want a show-stopping display that will put a big project into perspective? A scale model would do the trick. Looking to incorporate some storytelling or present a walkthrough of different elements of the project? Go with an animation. Interested in hyper-realistic snapshots from different angles of your project? Renderings are a great option. Our team at Global 3D Arts approaches each inquiry differently and works with you one-on-one to find the most fitting solution. If you are curious about renderings, animations, or scale models, but aren’t sure which option would be in your best interest, send us an email at or call us at 888-609-2900. We would love to hear about your ideas and chat about the possibilities! 

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Looking for more examples to start brainstorming ideas? Visit our online gallery at


HAC 2021 Fall Art Walk Event

Come Visit Us!

Global 3D Arts is proud to be taking part in the Hays Arts Council’s 2021 Fall Art Walk! Stop by suite 100 right inside the 7th St entrance of the Hadley Center to see our exhibits of our architectural scale models, renderings, and animations! We will also be sharing a special feature showcasing our favorite projects of the past – including our most unique and beautiful scale models, renderings, and animations. Our doors will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30pm. We would love to see you on this tour of art in Hays!

Featured Exhibits:

Anne Frank House Scale Model

Conch House Scale Model

Boca Raton Scale Model

Full List of Locations Participating:

Friday, August 27 – 6:30-9:30pm

Hays Arts Center, 112 E. 11th
Gordon Sherman Retrospective Exhibition
EyeSmile Vision & Dental, 1300 Main
Works by Abbey Sorenson
Hays Public Library, 1205 Main (first floor gallery & lobby areas)
“Remember When” by Cal Mahin (Schmidt Gallery)
“Now and Then” by Rich Thibodeau (Main Floor)
“In My Mother’s Arms” sponsored by the Ellis County Breastfeeding Collation
“Mixed Media Artworks” by Robert Joy/Scarlett (2nd Floor)
Body + Soul Day Spa, 109 W. 11th
Photography by Dave Lenser
Sculpture & Jewelry by Eleanor Carlson
Platinum Group, 116 E. 11th
Paintings by Kendra Braun
Madd Matter Frame Shop & Gallery, 112 E. 11th
“Birds of a Feather” paintings by Cally Krallman & Barbara Waterman Peters
Paisley Pear Wine Bar, Bistro & Market, 1100 Main
Paintings by Melita Catalina Warren
Music by “The Church Ladies (Unsupervised!)” 8-10pm
Regeena’s Flowers, 1013 Main
Paintings by Doloris Pederson, Kathleen Kuchar, & Michael Jilg
Hays Arts Center Annex, 1010 Main
“Along the Santa Fe Trail” paintings by Cally Krallman
Photography by Tori Flax
Paintings by Matthew Miller & Amy Warfield
“Preview: Tim Johnson Historic Kansas Postcard Collection”
Salon 1007, 1007 Main
Window Art Exhibition featuring paintings by Kris Kuksi
Live music by “The Jazz Professors” from WSU (7:00-9:00pm)
Union Pacific Park, 10th & Main
Chalk Art Station (hosted by the Hays CVB)
“The Chewbaru” Art Car by Rex Rosenberg
The Gamers Guild, 200 E. 8th
Gaming Models & Terrain by Gamer’s Guild Artists
809 Studio, 809 Main
FHSU Senior Ceramics Exhibition of Haley Gottschalk
Chroma Quilting, 126 W. 9th
“MrE Tie Dye: Eric Holzmeister”
Brickhouse Day Spa, 706 Main
Portraits by Lane Werth
The Niche, 707 Main
“Healing Through Creativity” (presented by the Center for Life Experiences)

Friday, August 27 – Early or Extended Hours

Global 3D Arts, Hadley Center, 205 E. 7th Suite 100 –  5:30-7:30pm
Architectural Scale Models, including the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam
Forsyth Library, FHSU, 502 S. Campus Dr. –  5:30-7:30pm
Exhibition by Madison Otter, Madi Wiens, Courtney Hancock, PJ Stauffer, & Haley Gottschalk
Moss Thorns Gallery, FHSU Center for Art & Design – 5:30-8:00pm
Ceramics MFA Thesis Exhibition by Josh Heimsoth
Taylor Gallery, FHSU Center for Applied Technology – 5:30-8:00pm
“A Foundry Worker, a Blacksmith, and a Dinosaur Walk into a Bar…” sculpture by FHSU students, faculty, and Jim Hinkhouse
Downtown Pavilion, 10th & Main – 6:00-9:00pm
KidsFest Crafts & Face Painting (sponsored by the DHDC)
Concert & Street Dance, 10th & Main –  7:00-10:00pm
Live Music by Tim/Anthony Band (sponsored by the DHDC)

Saturday, August 28th – 7:30-8:30pm

Hays Symphony Orchestra Concert, Downtown Pavilion, 10th & Main
“Broadway Tonight!”

Hope to see you then!

For more information about Global 3D Arts, visit

Visit for more on the HAC 2021 Fall Art Walk.

Have You Followed Us on Social Media?

News, Pictures, and Much More

If you’re into architecture and design or just love art and creativity, you need to check out the content across our social media pages! We’re on all the popular platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest. From weekly updates on current projects to industry news and more, you’ll always have something new and interesting in your feed from Global 3D Arts. Don’t miss out on all the fun – follow us today!

How to Find Us

Instagram – @global3darts

Facebook – @global3Darts

YouTube – Dave VanDoren/Global 3D Arts

Twitter – @Global3DArts

LinkedIn – Global 3D Arts

Pinterest – @global3darts



Got questions? We have answers!

Here are some common questions clients ask us and some important information.

“What services do you provide?” – Global 3D Arts can help you with all of your architectural visualization needs. We specialize in:

  • Physical architectural scale models, animations, photorealistic 3D renderings
  • Interactive programming & 360 degree tours
  • Exhibit models and interactive models
  • Courtroom, litigation, and forensic models/animations
  • Website design, graphics, brochure design, laser cut signs, other customized laser cut products, and much more!

“What details do I need to provide to get a quote?” – When emailing please send your files, including floorplans, elevations, site plan, photos, etc. or any other files that will help us to fully understand your project. Include the details about what exactly you would like us to quote for you. Best part is we provide free quotes!

“What materials are used for your models?” – We usually use plastic or acrylic for our scale models. We can make the models look like wood or metal, or whatever material you want.

“What are typical prices for a scale model?” – Our prices vary from project to project. It is dependent upon the size and level of detail you are wanting. Our lowest price is $2,000, which would be a smaller massed scale model with no detail work. Our prices can be upwards of $10,000+ for a scale model that is larger with intricate details.

“What kinds of scale models do you make?” – We make all sorts of unique scale models for our clients. Here is a list of some of our most common types of models:

  • Residential Model: Residents home, this could be a person’s dream home or current home
  • Commercial Model: Could be used for marketing for a new building
  • Open Floor Model: No roof with interior
  • Interior Model: Interior very detailed also exterior
  • Site Development: A large piece of land or job site
  • Massing Model: One color (mono-colored), little to no detail and less expensive
  • Semi-Detailed Model: Does not have trees, people, cars, or other specific details
  • Interactive Model: Helps with product demonstrations, controlled with touch screen monitor
  • Industrial Model: Industry model, could be large manufacturing, company, plantation site, etc.

“How long does it take for a model to be made and shipped?” – This can depend on how big the model is and how detailed it is. Our general timeline is 5-6 weeks typically. This also includes shipping and delivery.

We hope that this helps you better understand all that we do at Global 3D Arts!

Have more questions? Make sure to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you or visit

World of Concrete

International Event For Concrete & Masonry
Dave Van Doren, CEO and owner of Global Technology Building Systems, with Waffle Crete®. He was able to attend the 4 day event known as World of Concrete (WOC). Participating in meetings,seminars, interactive workshops and much more! His main focus is the technology of precast construction. Grid Crete® is extremely lightweight, fast and durable, affordable modular concrete panel system for housing. The Grid Crete® panels reduced size and weight facilitates quality construction in remote areas of developing countries.
When: February 4-7, 2020
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
If interested in knowing more about the convention click here
World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry. WOC annually hosts one of the largest and international event for masonry professionals and concrete. WOC was introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas in 1975, and boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 60,000 registered industry professionals in more than 700,000 net square feet of exhibit space.More than 60,000 colleagues attend the 4 day event, offering equipment, new products, resources and information you need to stay ahead of the latest industry trends and grow as a business!

Do You Know Our Other Company?

Yes, you all may have seen our animations, scale models and renderings but have we ever mentioned that we are a sister company?

Global Technology Building Systems is owned by no other than Dave Van Doren. Growing up, David watched his father build homes, manage a lumberyard, and constantly work on various projects.David hit many big milestones throughout his teenage life. By the age of 17, David was strongly encouraged to start his own concrete contracting company to help meet the demands for sidewalks, driveways, patios, and porches. David graduated as valedictorian with a degree as a geologist.

David combined his love for construction and concrete with home building and soon he was building spec homes using precast (fractured fin) decorative concrete panels. Before long David was involved in several Architectural commercial projects with banks, churches, jails, etc. This was the inspiration that David needed to develop the “Waffle-Crete” panel, since the panels were light weight, precise, strong as a solid 8” thick wall, but easily delivered to remote sites. These panels only had the equivalent thickness of about 3 ½ inches of material.

This is where the company was formally known as Waffle-Crete The challenge was to develop form work/molds that were economical and accurate. After much experimenting with other materials, such as Fiberglass.Long story short, tooling was built and the Waffle-Crete molds were formed and used for basements and other projects including a 3 story all precast apartment building (walls and floor) finished in 1976. The phone began ringing off the hook with calls from builders all over the USA and Canada.Trough the years and on many projects. A main focus has been to provide safe and affordable housing at a rapid pace to help build and rebuild communities all over the world.

Dave and Rob have worked closely over the years to continue improving the systems. Their expertise in the industry is unmatched. Together, they have received much encouragement to continue with the new company name, Global Technology Building Systems. The company has over 40 years of successful use all over the world and in some of the most severe seismic and typhoon/hurricane areas of the globe. It has proven to be fast, economical, and durable.

If you want to read more about the company and the multiple options and services they provide, feel free to check out the website at: