We superimpose a photorealistic CGI of a proposed development into a series of high-resolution photographs to give an accurate representation of how the planned project will look when completed and situated in its wider environmental context. Arranged and presented as a photomontage, these images accurately communicate the visual impact of a planned development to the decision makers. This perspective is particularly effective when set against the backdrop of its intended surroundings and viewable from predefined vantage points. During the planning process, the use of a photomontage to present a prospective project can be hugely beneficial for a client seeking planning permission. Our professional G-Net team works closely with clients to ensure that any images produced for this purpose are accurate and delivered on time.
VERIFIED PHOTOMONTAGE IMAGES
This specialised service proves particularly useful at the planning stages of a development and requests by planning authorities for verified views are becoming increasingly commonplace. A surveyor is enlisted to inform the creation of this type of photomontage, which is produced by capturing verifiable viewpoints by camera and taking note of relevant key points. We use this verified data to create a visually accurate representation of a development within its wider context, so that the impact on its proposed location can be easily assessed. The camera information collected is submitted along with our method statement and visualisations of ‘before and after’.
VERIFIED PHOTOMONTAGE PROCESS
1: Following consultation with the client, plans are supplied to us and viewpoints of the location are identified.
2: A site visit is arranged for photographs to be taken. Careful records are kept regarding the camera’s optical axis height, lens type, the time of day and the camera’s approximate position within the national coordinate system (when available).
3: Our surveyor visits the site to consider each viewpoint location and key points.
4: An accurate 3D model of the planned development is generated and the appropriate lighting and materials are applied.
5: Virtual cameras are created using the detailed information collected when the photographs were taken, such as focal lengths and key points.
6: Final renders are applied to the 3D model before accurately positioning it within the site photography.
7: Clients will receive draft images by email and any feedback or adjustments suggested will be addressed before the final images and methodology report are supplied.