Archive for category: Architectural Visualisation

House Illustrations for East Midlands Development, Using OTOY OctaneRender

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We’ve finally been given the chance to try out OctaneRender from OTOY, with house illustrations for a regular client. It truly is so much fun to tinker with colours, textures and lighting in real time!

We can take your CAD files, or drawings, and turn them into beautiful illustrations in a few days, and with the new renderer it’s even quicker to make a change if needed!

And not forgetting all of this can also be animated if needed, or turned into 360 immersive panoramics to view using your google glasses, smart phone, tablet or desktop. The next step is real time virtual walk-throughs – watch this space!


Bespoke Stone Staircase

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A great client of ours, Ian Knapper stonemason, commissioned us to produce visuals for a bespoke stone staircase project of theirs. They had the design for the staircase roughed out in SketchUp, and needed visuals for their client to help communicate the design to the final owners of these lovely pieces of sculpted Moleanos – a Jurassic limestone.

supplied SketchUp model

Whilst we were at it, there were still a few issues with some of the treads that needed to be ironed out, so rather than this being a one-way flow of data, from the client to us, they would also like the finished model handed back. With this they could take it into their own CAD package to produce the necessary cutting templates.

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Modal Training Article

Categories: Architectural Visualisation, Interior Visualisation, News, Product Visualisation

Grimsby Modal TrainingJust a quick one – an image we produced recently as part of a series, has just found its way into a Norwegian article about Modal Training. It’s always good to see these things in print, and so far from home!


Norwegian House

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Norwegian HouseAnother archi viz project that was fun and quirky – it’s not every day you get asked to produce an illustration of a Norwegian house on the banks of a fjord! A seriously beautiful house in an even more stunning location!

We utilised digital demographic data to model the fjord, ensuring we had the topology correct for the site, even down to the little tree on the right-hand side of the image. And if you think the setting is incredible, the view from the house is even better!

BT Cable Distribution Illustrations

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BT Rail Station Cable Distribution PDF BT Exchange Cable Distribution PDFThese illustrations depicting cable distribution networks were produced to a whopping 4m wide, to be used on large display panels. The illustrations were then given some graphic design love before being delivered as high resolution PDFs, with the illustrations themselves available standalone, for use on the web if needed.

Skypod Illustrations

Categories: Architectural Visualisation, Interior Visualisation, Product Visualisation

Skypod SQ ExteriorOur brief was to produce two exterior illustrations and one interior of a large house extension, showing off the feature Skypod manufactured by our client, for use in print and on the web. The Skypod 3D models were provided as STEP files, which we then translated into the LightWave format via MoI (Moment of Inspiration). A suitable house was then designed and modelled, along with the exterior environment, which we then populated with suitable items.  The brief was to get a “light and airy” feel to the interior shot – with that amount of gorgeous glazing it wasn’t hard to do!

Business Park CGI

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The Brief

A new client, but a company we have known of for a while, kindly approached us to produce a business park CGI for Bradgate Park View, a new commercial building in a development just south of Chellaston, Derby. It was great to finally have the opportunity to work with them!

business park cgi bradgate park view

Use of Skype

The brief was to produce an image that was suitable for double page print, and would also be used on the website. With this particular project we used Skype’s video conferencing and screen sharing capabilities to great effect. Our rendering software has a realtime preview, which is ridiculously close to the final image we produce. Using Skype, we were able to share our screens with the client, and show them in real time their final image. If they asked for the shadows cast through the trees to the right to be a little lower on the building, we could make the change and they instantly could see the effect on the final image. We still haven’t met them, which is a shame as they were a lovely bunch to work for, but the important thing – the image they wanted – was delivered on time.

business park cgi bradgate park viewAttention to Detail

The business park CGI was produced to a resolution suitable for a site hoarding board – large. The great thing about our images is we put a great amount of detail in to them – individual blades of grass, daisies, birds flying. As the image is blown up, much of this detail becomes more apparent and adds to the perceived quality of the development. Our lighting software allows us, if a developer wishes, to recreate the correct colours and shadows for a particular development, anywhere in the world. Attention to detail is an idiom we stand by, and it’s fun to do!

Residential Development CGIs

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residential development cgiA new client introduced us, in turn, to their client, asking for residential development CGIs for a new bespoke build in the area. I’ve said it before, and it never gets jaded, but we love house visuals as we’re privileged to view someone’s future home before it’s built. It’s a lovely feeling knowing that someone will be stepping through the real door one day.

NMK Building in Norway – CGI & Photograph

Categories: 3D CGI, Architectural Visualisation, Interior Visualisation

NMK Building CGI & PhotographWe thought it would be neat to share a recent photograph/CGI blend from a past project, where the project has finally been built. We created various CGIs of the NMK (Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre) before construction began, on behalf of our client, The Offshore Simualator Centre, to indicate how their extremely funky and cutting edge simulators would look once installed in the main atrium. They kindly sent us a photograph taken from the same angle our CGI was taken, with the resulting composite seen here.

Offshore Simulator Centre Training Facility

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This video was produced for our client Offshore Simulator Centre in Norway, who needed a presentation piece depicting a typical training facility installation.

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