Visualisations are one of the most effective ways to present development proposals, whether in support of planning applications, public consultation design competitions or to help obtain funding.
CEC can assist you in getting the most from the visualisations through use of a range of images and graphics from conceptual design to fully rendered masterplans, as well as views of development proposals. Having worked with many different clients, we are able to provide guidance on the style of images that will best promote your project.
We use a variety of software packages such as the Adobe Suite (including Photoshop and InDesign), AutoCAD Civils 3D, RhinoDraw, KeySoft Design Suite and Sketchup, complimented with hand sketching.
We can produce the following key outputs:
- Rendered concept plans
- Rendered masterplans
- Visual sketches and illustrative 3D views
- Technical CAD drawings and models including landform, contours, sections, volume calculations, levels, details
- Wireframes and photomontages of renewable energy projects such as wind turbines
- Wireframes and photomontages for development proposals if basic SketchUp model is provided by architects – for complex projects we may use sub-consultants
- GIS mapping
- Zones of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) drawings for landscape and visual assessment purposes
Mapping and visuals are a key part of our ecology and landscape work and play an important role in site assessment, design strategies, planning applications and community consultation.
We can produce ZTVs for any project at any scale; whether a residential development, road or renewable energy scheme. Outputs are produced using digital terrain models (DTM) generated from Ordnance Survey data. The models can also have further detail added such as main woodland blocks and settlements.
Using ArcGIS software, we can produce a wide range of outputs from simple digitising and mapping to more complex data creation and analysis. This can be used to capture, manage, analyse and display data as well as visualise data to highlight the distribution of features demonstrating patterns or relationships.