What are Verified Views?
A Verified View is essentially a photomontage but a surveyor is used to record the camera's position & key points within the context. We then follow an established methodology to depict the proposed development, in context, with verifiable accuracy.
Good to know
Our process is compliant with the London View Management Framework SPG (March 2012) - Appendix C: Accurate Visual Representations. We deliver a high resolution PDF that includes our method statement, the camera information and the proposed/existing images.
Great for: planning
Typical turnaround: 10 working days
Also known as: Accurate Visual Representation (AVR), Visually Verified Montage (VVM)
These specialist CGIs are typically requested by the planning authority to support applications for prominent developments or those within a sensitive context.
Verified View Classification
- Level 0: Toned area describing the location and size of proposal.
- Level 1: Occluded wire frame describing the location, size and degree of visibility of proposal.
- Level 2: As level 1 + description of architectural form (single material) and re-creation of lighting.
- Level 3: As level 2 + use of proposed materials.
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.
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.
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.
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
Your information must be accurate and use a known datum