Creating Verified Views

How do we go about the process of producing highly accurate visual representations?
Photography & Survey

Photography & SurveyCapturing the surveyed photos

We go on site to take high resolution photos from the selected locations. For verified views we also capture survey information to ensure complete accuracy to +/- 20mm.

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Modelling & Camera MatchingSetting up the virtual model

We create models of the proposals from scratch or work with anything that can be provided. We'll then develop virtual cameras to match the verified view photo viewpoints.

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View Creation & IssueExporting the views

The model renders will then be masked into the base photos to give an accurate impression of what the scheme will look like. Finally we issue the verified views in different formats, dependent on requirements.

Photography

Specific verified view viewpoints are usually determined by the client or the local planning authority. We can also offer advice on shot selection including the preparation a ZTV (Zone of Theoretical Visibility) model to help determine visibility in the surrounding area – this adds to the compilation of data available for any outputs.

Once the viewpoints have been determined, we go on site to take the high resolution photos with a full frame camera. Records are taken such as the time of day, date, and weather conditions to ensure accurate modelling later in the process.

LVIA Photography Camera Setup

Site Survey

When we're on site, we have a qualified surveyor working alongside us. They will take GPS readings for the camera location and control points (points within the photo that can be aligned with the 3D model) using highly accurate GPS systems. The information collected is then cross referenced with topographical surveys and OS data - so that we can place the photo accurately within the virtual space of the model.

Verified View Surveying

3D Modelling

Three dimensional CAD designs can be used for all sorts of different purposes; we need to make sure it’s fit for the purposes of the visualisations - for instance fitting in with the contours of the wider site. We can either work with an existing model – or create one from scratch from 2D drawings and/or sketches together with any available topographic survey data.

Architectural Model of Housing Scheme

Camera Matching

The information provided by the surveyor will be used to match the virtual cameras with the physical cameras used on site; virtual control points corresponding to each photo will be aligned with the photographed control points within the base photo. Precise information about the camera, lens, field of view, and resolution will also be matched.

Control Point Matching

View Creation & Rendering

The modelled view will be overlaid onto the original photograph and all objects, including buildings, walls, cars, trees, plants etc will be masked out to blend the model accurately in the image. A lighting system will be setup to reflect the site conditions as accurately as possible.

Accurate Visual Representation

Delivery

All the verified views will be compiled within a document showing each viewpoint and each output associated with it ready for planning submission. Information about the camera, photograph, and location will be presented next to each view together with recommended viewing distances. A project specific verified view methodology will be issued detailing the process carried out by Room60 in completing the work.

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What is the typical nformation required to start verified views?
  • - View location information (we can help with this)
  • - Plans detailing the proposed development, hand drawn or CAD
  • - The level of resolution required; AVR0 to AVR3.
  • - Information on vegetation mitigation
  • - Any available topographic survey information
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