CGIs for Planning

Helping you gain consent

CGIs for planning require a sympathetic approach. We visit the site to capture potential backplates, along with reference photos for any proposed materials sourced from the surrounding area.

Good to know
Your survey information will be used to create an accurate camera match, making sure the development is positioned and sized correctly within the context. Our photomontages work well in most cases, but we also produce verified views if you need to ensure accuracy. Take a look at verifieds vs montages to discover the differences.

Typical turnaround: 8 working days

  • Typical Production Process

  • Site photography & camera matching (photomontages)

    We visit site to capture viewpoints and information to recreate lighting & context. You will be asked to attend to check the scope of the views meets your requirements. A short-list is issued and virtual cameras are created based on the approved view's position and focal length.

  • Site survey

    We analyse the selected photographs to identify key points within each view. Our surveyor will visit site to survey each view's location and key points.

  • Initial 3D modelling

    A basic model is created so we can mock up the initial viewpointscamera sequences.

  • Camera sequence creation

    Initial viewpointscamera sequences are created and issued for approval. We offer screen share sessions so you can suggest tweaks and see the changes in real time.

  • Detailed 3D modelling

    Your CAD drawings are used to create a detailed 3D model of your proposal.
    Proposed finishes are recreated and applied to level 3 verified views.

  • Camera matching

    For each view the surveyed camera positions and key points are used to create a virtual camera using the real world camera's position and focal length.

  • Image production & rendering

    Light is an important part of a CGIsflythrough so we take time lighting the scene, to set the right atmosphere. The lighting conditions in the site photography are replicated and any adjacent buildings are created, ensuring the proposed sits naturally in the context. Our render farm turns the 3D model and lighting information into a raw rendered CGI, ready for the finishing touches.

  • Post production

    Masking is applied to integrate the CGIs of the proposal accurately within the context. The hues, saturation & contrast are all finessed to make sure the CGIsflythrough really pops. People can also be added to enhance the sense of scale.

  • Approval process & delivery

    Draft CGIsflythroughs will be issued via email so you and your team can provide us with consolidated feedback on any adjustments required. The finished CGIsflythrough will be made available for you to download, on approval.

  • What we need

  • Brief or list of areas to cover

  • The final imagevideo size required

  • Proposed CAD drawings or 3D model

  • Existing CAD drawings & topo

  • Finishes & furniture schedules

  • Finishes schedule & precedent photos

  • Planting schedule
    Your information must be accurate and use a known datum

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