OUR PROCESS IN JUST 4 EASY STEPS
THE RANGE OF PLANS AND VISUALS WE CAN PRODUCE FOR YOUR PROJECT
2D Floor Plans & Elevations
We can create technical floor plans and elevations (to scale) of your designs to support the early stages of your design process and initial client discussions. We can include colour & texture, a title block, annotations, dimensions, branding and any other details you require. These plans usually start at £70.00 and can increase in price depending on the number required, size and complexity.
Watercolour 2D Floor Plans & Elevations
We can create beautifully whimsical floor plans and elevations of your designs to help you accurately communicate your vision for a space at important client presentations. This illustrated style is also particularly useful for edesign services to add a unique personal touch. These watercolour illustrations are also perfect for website design, blog content and social media marketing. We will require more detailed information regarding your product selections and finishes so that they can be incorporated in the final digital watercolour. These plans usually start at £90.00 and can increase in price depending on the number required, size and complexity.
SOME OF OUR 2D FLOOR PLANS AND ELEVATIONS, CREATED USING SKETCHUP AND RENDERED USING PHOTOSHOP TO PRODUCE SHADOWS & HIGHLIGHTS OR A WATERCOLOUR EFFECT
Watercolour 3D Visuals
We can produce a 3D visual of your entire design scheme by constructing the room as a 3D model, applying the necessary textures and then presenting it as a watercolour illustration. These illustrations contain realistic reflections, lighting and shadows including appropriate background shots (for example gardens and sky). We will require a basic floor plan including furniture layout and a product list in order to construct the 3D model and include the necessary colours/textures. These 3D illustrations usually start at £130.00 and can increase in price depending on the number required, size and complexity.
Photo-real 3D Visual – Snapshot
We can create a high quality photo-real render of a small scene reminiscent of a glossy magazine shoot. These highly stylised visuals are a great way to show clients specific areas of a design scheme, to help communicate your ideas while keeping rendering costs down. Perfect for new businesses and edesign services! We will require details of all finishes, materials, product selections and props to ensure the final image portrays your vision for this area of the space. These ‘snapshots’ start at £150.00 and can increase in price depending on the complexity of the design. Please note that the scene must be a small section of wall or a corner of a room, as shown in our examples.
Photo-real 3D Visual – The Works
We can construct a 3D model of your entire design scheme and produce a high quality photo-real render of the space with a number of different views, if required. These are ideal for large projects, high profile commissions or online portfolios. We will require a basic floor plan, furniture layout and product lists including all finishes, fabric selections and materials. These photo-real 3D visuals usually start at £280.00 and can increase depending on the number of views required and the size/complexity of the design scheme.
SOME OF OUR PHOTO-REAL 3D VISUALS CREATED FOR A WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL COMMISSIONS
ANSWERS TO SOME COMMON QUESTIONS
What Information Do You Need & In What Format?
Due to the versatile nature of our CAD/3D Visualisation service, the information we require can vary. However, as standard we need:
:- floor plans (a rough sketch is fine and they don’t need to be to scale, as long as dimensions have been annotated);
:- furniture layout, including dimensions (block diagrams will suffice);
:- images and/or website links of all the individual design elements, including furniture, paint, wallpaper, lighting, flooring, details of window treatments, fabric and finishes (website links are preferred as they usually include dimensions);
:- inspiration images to assist in conveying your vision, if applicable;
From experience, email format works well, when sending us your information (you could also use Dropbox to forward all of your images or create a secret Pinterest Board). Depending on your project, we will advise you of all the necessary information that we need and will keep you updated on progress.
What Is The Turnaround Time?
This is very much dependent on the size and complexity of the project, especially if it’s a full 3D scene and there are multiple views. Our availability is also a major consideration.
2D Floor Plans & Elevations: can be completed in one or two days (including watercolours).
Watercolour 3D Visual: two days for a standard room, especially if revisions are required.
Photo-real 3D Visual – Snapshot: can be completed in two or three days.
Photo-real 3D Visual – The Works: approx. four days, however confirmation will be provided upon receipt of project information.
If you have a project and are keen to use our CAD or 3D Visualisation services, it is supremely important that you notify us as soon as possible. If you leave it too late to request our service, (especially if we are providing a lot of student support), we may not be able to schedule your commission within your desired time-frame.
Are Revisions Included?
One round of minor revisions are included in our fees. If there are additional minor changes, these will be chargeable. All major changes are chargeable. For 3D visual commissions (watercolour, snapshot and the works), you will receive one image (additional images/views of the same 3D model are chargeable).
Do SketchUp Hub Students Get Special Discounts?
Yes! SketchUp Hub students who have purchased either the SketchUp Bundle or the Student Bundle automatically receive 10% discount. Don’t forget to remind us that you’ve purchased a Bundle course when requesting our CAD/3D Visualisation service.