3D SITE PLANS
Aerial view of your entire development
We are delighted with our 3D plans. Despite only having been supplied hand drawn plans and a multitude of photos, the Blue Cube team has produced superb quality results. I would recommend them highly. We know these plans will differentiate our accommodation from the competition. Thank you.
Abigail Paskins - Individual
What is the difference between a 3D Site Plan and an Aerial CGI?
The main difference is that a 3D Site Plan has a blank/white background. The angle of a 3D Site Plan may also be from a higher perspective or looking straight down, sometimes referred to as ‘top-down’, which helps show all areas and plots across a large development. A 3D Site Plan is more suitable for use in a brochure, with plot numbers and sales information overlaid on the image. Aerial CGIs tend to look more like a drone photo, making it more like a photo-realistic image.
What information is needed to obtain a quote for production of a 3D Site Plan?
Usually a site plan and some indicative elevations will be enough to quote from. Then just a description or a list of the property CGIs or images you need. It’s useful to know what the levels across the site are like, as we can save time and money by modelling some sites as ‘flat’.
What information is needed to carry out the production of a 3D Site Plan?
We need the site plan, floor plans, and elevations for each building. These drawings should be in CAD format (preferably DWG format). We also need the materials schedule and landscaping drawing, which can be CAD or PDF format as these are just for reference.
How many sets of amends can we make to the 3D Site Plans?
Our costs usually include two sets of amends. We allow for two rounds of comments or feedback sessions during a usual project. It’s worth noting that ‘design changes’ are not usually included in these costs. If design changes are made to any part of the project that we’ve already worked on, then we will just add the cost of making those changes to the final invoice. We will let you know in advance of these charges, if they occur.
How long does it take to produce a 3D Site Plan?
This varies greatly on the size of the project. For a site consisting of 10 plots, this would take around 2 weeks. For a site consisting of 150 plots, this would take more like 4-5 weeks.
Can we change the viewing angle for a 3D Site Plan once it has been produced?
Yes, we change the camera angle very quickly and have a very responsive workflow. We model everything in the scene, rather than use Photoshop to fake foliage and other realistic objects and effects. This means that changing the angle can be done retrospectively, without having to carry out hours of post-production all over again. This also means that we can provide 3D Animations at a later stage, click here for more information about our 3D Animations.
Can we request further views/images further down the line into a project?
Yes we are able to provide additional images/angles after we have completed the initial project. Thanks to our unique way of working, we are able to supply supplementary imagery very quickly. This is particularly true of 3D Site Plans because we will create a 3D model of the entire project, enabling us to provide a 3D Flythrough animation at great value.
Is there a saving if we instruct multiple Property CGIs from the same project?
Yes! Particularly with 3D Site Plans ! We have a very efficient way of producing our Property CGIs, and one of the main advantages of the way we work, is the ability to provide multiple images and content from a project. This means that our clients get even more value. This is especially true of our tailored CGI bundles, click here for more information.
Why is the cost of an Aerial CGI or 3D Site Plan more than an eye-level CGI?
You can see a large area from an aerial perspective or in a 3D Site Plan, so we tend to create a 3D model of everything within the project boundary. This takes a bit more time at the start, but offers great flexibility and cost-saving if you require further imagery or 3D Flythrough animations for the same project.