3D SITE PLANS
Aerial view of your entire development
✓ Enhancing sales and marketing literature
✓ Showing scale and layout for planning applications
✓ Providing an immediate overview of the whole development
3D Site Plan, or Aerial CGIs, provide an aerial viewpoint of an entire development. They can show the whole area within its surroundings or in isolation. By clearly showing each element of the development and its relationship to other features that you may wish to highlight, aerial CGIs can give a great overview of the whole site. These 3D Site Plans can either be angled or provide a top-down view, looking straight down at the development. Useful for planning applications as well as sales brochures, 3D Site Plans illustrate the external landscaping features and all the buildings of a development.
"Aerial CGIs can be beneficial to a development as they provide an immediate overview of the site, which can be very useful for planning applications as they’re easier to understand than a 2D site plan."
From a sales and marketing perspective,
3D Site Plans can:
Enhance brochures with eye-catching detailed imagery
Help prospective buyers understand the site layout and orientation
Replace the need for a physical scale model in the marketing suite
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
Approach & Process
The process for creating 3D Site Plans is:
1: Use the architect’s CAD drawings to create the basis of the 3D Floor Plan by producing 2D geometry and creating 3D meshes to lift the landscaping to the appropriate levels.
2: Apply materials, textures and foliage to the site using the landscape designers proposals as a guide.
3: Model each building, placing them on the site model in the position according to the architect’s site layout.
4: Apply building materials using the materials schedule, or as directed by the architect.
5: Surrounding areas will be added using open-source mapping information or by manually adding surrounding buildings in massing form, using surveys or OS data, if required.
6: A draft render is supplied to you for review.
7: Following any technical or marketing comments, we amend the render and re-supply for a final review.
8: The final version is rendered at ultra high resolution to truly appreciate the level of detail included.
What information is needed to obtain a quote for production of an Exterior Property CGI?Usually a site plan and some indicative elevations will be enough to quote from. Then just a description or a list of the exterior property CGIs or images you need.
What information is needed to carry out the production of an Exterior Property CGI?We need the site plan, floor plans, and elevations for each building you would like us to render. 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.
Do you charge extra to work from hand-drawn drawings or sketches, rather than CAD files?"Yes, we usually charge an additional 25% to cover the additional time it takes when working from hand-drawn information, rather than CAD drawings.
How many sets of amends can we make to the Exterior Property CGI?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 add the cost of making those changes to the final invoice. We will let you know in advance of these charges, if they occur.
What is the difference between amends/comments, and chargeable ‘design changes’?"An example of amends/comments would be something we have interpreted differently than you intended, for example; changing the tone of the brickwork. Design changes are where the drawings/designs of the building have changed after we have carried out the work. For example; we have modelled a building, but then we are sent a new/revised drawing that shows a different window arrangement.
How long does it take to produce an Exterior Property CGI?A single house type CGI would take around 2 days, a batch of 10 house type CGIs would take 10-15 days. A streetscene CGI would take around 3-4 days.
Can we change the viewing angle for an Exterior Property CGI 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.
Can you work from partially designed or conceptual information?Yes, we can work from hand-drawn architect’s plans or conceptual sketches. We are architecturally trained and have over 25 years experience in architecture. This helps us fill in the gaps and help visualise our client’s vision. Our process and costs for this are a little different so please contact us for further information.
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, or even 3D Animation content, at very short notice.
Is there a saving if we instruct multiple Exterior Property CGIs from the same project?Absolutely! 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.