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Our team brings specialist experience in producing accurate visualisations, engaging graphics and high quality 3D modelling for all kinds of applications.

Our Team provide visualisations and graphics for:

  • Project development, design and communication.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
  • Environmental Statement (ES).

Visualisation, Graphics & Photomontage Services

Visualisation Services: We carry particular expertise in the creation of visualisations for use in planning applications, community consultation, appeals and public inquiries for:

  • Wind farms.
  • Solar farms (photovoltaics).
  • Minerals
  • Commercial developments.

Graphics & Photomontage: Our team’s years of know-how is built on extensive software experience, awareness of the importance and value of accurate visualisation, and detailed knowledge of best practice guidance, such as:

  • Visual Representation of Windfarms: Good Practice Guidance v2.2 (Scottish Natural Heritage, February 2017).
  • Technical Guidance Note 06/19 Visual Representation of Development Proposals (Landscape Institute, September 2019).
  • Visualisation Standards for Wind Energy Developments (The Highland Council, July 2016).

Our wind farm photomontages have been tested at the highest level and we have successfully applied these accuracy standards in a proportionate manner to other types of development such as energy from waste, minerals and solar sites, both in the U.K. and Ireland. This expertise and professional rigour has also led to peer review commissions and analysis of third party visualisations work.

3D Graphics & Animation:

3D is being used more and more as an ideal method of visually communicating complex proposals and processes in a clear and understandable way. Using 3D software, such as 3DS Max, we produce the high quality models, visualisations and imagery you need for your projects.

We can also take 3D imagery for your project to the next level: animation.

With animated graphics we can tell the story of any type of project or process in an effective and engaging manner, for example:

  • Illustrating a timeline of construction phases.
  • A 3D fly-through of renewable energy developments.
  • Demonstrating an effluent treatment process.
  • Health & Safety training animation.
  • Engaging promotional movies for use in presentations and stakeholder engagement activities.

GIS & Graphic Design:

Whether it is producing plans for reports or large scale maps for public exhibitions, we create clear and understandable geo-referenced graphics for your project.

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expertise, combined with the extensive graphic design experience held within our team, provides the one-stop mapping and design resource that your project needs. For example:

  • Site plans: Landscape capacity studies; GIS analysis.
  • Visibility analysis (Viewshed / ZTV) to assess the potential visual impact of a proposal and inform feasibility, design and assessment considerations.
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps: online, interactive maps, text and multimedia content telling your project’s story.
  • Non-technical summaries; leaflets; exhibition boards; infographics; etc.

Whether working to your own corporate guidelines or creating a bespoke design, we will present your project with clarity and consistency to ensure that all of its elements come together with a single, clear identity.


What is architectural visualisation?

Architectural visualisation is the process of creating visual representations, such as images, animations, or interactive models, to communicate and depict architectural designs and concepts. It helps architects, designers, and clients visualize and understand how a building or structure will look and function before it is constructed.

What are the benefits of visualisation diagram?

Visualisation diagrams are versatile tools in architecture, aiding in the design process, communication with stakeholders, compliance with regulations, and the overall success of architectural projects. They play a crucial role in helping architects bring their ideas to life and ensure that designs are well-conceived, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

What is photomontage in architecture?

Photomontage in architecture refers to the process of creating a composite image by combining a photograph of an existing site or environment with a rendering or visualisation of a proposed architectural design. It is used to visually represent how a new building or structure will appear within its real-world context.

What are the essentials of montage in architecture?

Creating effective montages in architecture necessitates accurate site photography, a detailed 3D visualization of the proposed design, alignment of perspectives between the photo and 3D model, realistic lighting that matches the scene, and maintaining proper scale and proportion relationships. These elements ensure that the montage accurately conveys how the new architecture fits into its real-world context, helping architects, designers, and stakeholders assess its impact and visual integration with the existing environment.

What is the difference between CAD and graphic design?

CAD is used for precise technical drawings and 3D models, primarily in engineering and architecture. Graphic design focuses on creating visually appealing graphics and layouts for marketing and communication. CAD emphasizes precision, while graphic design emphasises aesthetics. CAD tools include AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc., while graphic design tools include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

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