Abstract: Field  studies  show  that  computer  graphics,  as  in  this case  the  3D  model  of  a  heritage  building,  are  only iconic  representations  rich  perceived  differently  by individuals. Still,  there  is  lack  of  evidence  on  how realistic 3D  in  contributes  to  the  meaning  making process.   This   article   discusses   on   the   proposed conceptual model for 3D realism towards meaning-making. It elaborates on principles of realism and 3D realism, meaning-making theories and processes and related works in the area.  Based on four elements of 3D    realism,    it    attempts    to    identify    possible relationship   with   meaning   making. The   research methodology   is   outlined   to   achieve   the   intended research outcomes.  The  findings  of  this  study  would contribute  to  understanding  of  the  ability  to  learning via 3D content.

Keywords: 3D realism, meaning making, virtual heritage.