We have used a previous example project to create this workflow explanation. A similar process and workflow is also used for interior renders and 3D floor plans. There are 4 main steps to creating a visualisation:


Initially we require your detailed plans, elevations, site plans etc. We may also require a CAD file or .dwg file from your architect or designer. If you have any site photos, images of houses you like, reference images etc, please send these through at this time. Of course, the more information we receive from you, the more accurate the final visualisation will be. We will also require the approximate location or viewpoint of the camera(s). With this information, we can set up camera angles to capture the elevation or direction that you require for your project.


From the information supplied, we will create the 3D model for your visualisation. We will set up multiple viewpoints for you to observe your project from various angles. It is a good idea to use this opportunity to check the size and scale of the building(s). If something is missing, this can be noted and changed. Also, you may look at the model at this stage and think that you would like to redesign part of it. This would be the time to do that. This step is helpful for you to decide what camera angles and possible light direction would work best for your project. This process is repeated until the initial model is correct.


Once the model has been approved (step 2), we then move forward to applying the colours, materials and lighting to the visualisation. At this point, we will require all of your initial colour and material selections for your project. We understand that you may not be entirely sure what these will be, so again for this stage we will provide you with further drafts. We will send you a first draft of your initial colours and materials. From there you can make changes to these. Further drafts will be sent through until you are satisfied with your final choices.


Once the colours, materials, camera angles, and models have been fully approved, we then move forward and produce the final high resolution renders.

If you have any landscaping requirements, landscaping plans, photos etc, please send them through and we can incorporate your designs and ideas into the visualisation.

The final render is then taken into post production to create the backgrounds and final touch ups and details. Whilst most trees, plants and landscaping are created inside of the 3D engine, some of these assets can be created from real life photos.

If you require cars and people added to the image also please let us know as this is required for this stage also. Normally cars and people are only added to development projects for marketing purposes.

Once the final image is fully completed, you will then have the opportunity to make changes to the landscaping and post production steps.