We were recently commissioned to create a set of 3D Architectural Visualisations for a 44 dwelling residential housing development in Cambridgeshire, England. We took a trip to site and took photographs of the proposal area and used these to create a virtual representation of the environment complete with matching tree & foliage species. In the interests of attention to detail and realism we also created a set of bespoke HDRI images to use for our image based lighting setup as the weather was nice upon our arrival.
Using supplied 2D CAD plans and basic elevations we set out to meticulously model each building unit. Unlike other visualisation studios we work on a full 3D site model because it gives our clients the opportunity to go back in to make changes- change viewing angles and highlight key areas later on in the design process. Its easy to work on one still image and achieve photo realism- much harder to create a fully holistic environment which can be animated & explored- our workflow straddles the two nicely- at least we think so anyway!
Virtual Street Scene.