3D Images and Virtual fly-throughs

Connection is the key to making the sale. Communication facilities connection.
Bring your concepts to life. Communicate the concept in a virtual reality, that only you can bring to life.

Give us your sketches or to-scale drawings and we’ll turn them into computer rendered plans in 2D or 3D images. The video below will give you an idea of what we can do and how easy it is.

What does it cost?

We take your to-scale, nothing pretty, down and dirty, drawing and we make it an awesome Auto-CAD 2D computer rendered plan. The plan will include basic notation describing key features of your design along with a title block showing your logo, project name, project address and contact details.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a conceptual plan. We use it as the first phase of the design and sales process. It’s a plan only and does not include planting plans or schedules, dimensions, construction details or elevations. We can do these plans and details, and they are available on request. Please contact us if you require more specialized drawings.
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Extras you can add:
$200.00
$57.00
$60.00
$297.00

In a hurry?
The standard delivery timeframe on all presentations is five (5) working days.
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Your Order Includes

Sketch to Auto-CAD Concept Plan - 2D
$200.00


Standard Delivery $0.00

TOTAL$ 200.00
Tailored 3D Presentations
Get 3D renderings for 1% of estimated construction contract value.

2D sometimes just isn’t enough. High-end clients always want more. Who doesn’t, right?
We can model your design in 3D and provide you with high-resolution 3D renders to show your clients their dream landscape in all its glory!
Need a fly-through? We can do that. A ready-to-print CAD plan? Night lighting effects? Sure, no problem. How about hosting your presentation on its own web page with your company logo and contact details?
Don’t worry, we have options for all of these. You can even bundle them all together for maximum impact at a lower cost.
Auto-CAD - 3D Rendering Calculator
Already have an Autocad 2D - Rendering?
$200.00
$57.00
$60.00
$297.00
The extras are as follows:
$99.00
$75.00
$60.00
$207.00
In a hurry?
The standard delivery timeframe on all presentations is five (5) working days.
Upgrade now to our fast track option to reduce delivery time to just three (3) days.

Your Order Includes

Base Presentation$475.00

Includes: High resolution 3D renders
1 x revision

Enhancements

Landscape lighting effects$65.00

Branded project web page$55.00


Standard Delivery $0.00

TOTAL$ 654.50

You may be wondering just how much information you need to provide in order to achieve the detailed presentations we offer?
The good news is.. actually not that much!

One of the major benefits of working with us is that we have years of direct experience in the landscape industry, both in design and construction. We’re able to read a plan, even a sketch, and just “get it”. This greatly reduces the amount of explaining you need to do, which is only going to save you time.. but we’re not mind readers!

As you probably realise, we actually “build” your project virtually in our software, just as you will in real life. This means we need to input real dimensions, set levels and apply material finishes, just as you do when the design goes into the construction phase. The more crucial information you can provide, the better. Rest assured, if there’s something we’re uncertain about, you’ll be the first to know.

Checklist and Guide to Taking Site Photos

Here are two important documents that you’ll find in your online project folder, each time you register a new project.

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As you’ll soon discover, the information we request isn’t much different from the type of information you normally collate for a residential landscape project.

In the simplest terms, we’ll need your logo, a scaled concept plan and some site photos.

Additional Notes

Although the checklist is largely self explanatory, please read these additional notes on each item that you might find helpful:

1. Your Logo

We’re going to make this look like it came directly from your business so we’re going to need your logo. It’s best to send whatever is the highest resolution version you’ve got. If you’re not sure, send everything! There’s nothing worse than your presentation opening with a blurry logo, it’s just not a good look.

2. Site Plan

A professional feature survey is certainly the preferred option, but if you haven’t got one please ensure the site plan you provide is drawn to scale. features a scale bar or contains at least one dimension as a point of reference. Going the traditional route and drawing on graph paper is actually very helpful here. The footprint of the house should be clear (thick line).If you’re able to, show the location of any known windows and doors, especially if their location is relevant to the proposed design, eg. for pool barrier compliance. Indicate overhead structures (rooflines, eaves) as well as underground structures (tanks, pits) with a dashed line. Any other important “invisible” lines such as easements, power or sewer lines are helpful to include, if nothing else than to make sure they haven’t been overlooked.

3. Sketch Plans or Concept Plan

Sketches of your proposed design, or the completed concept plan are obviously the most important documents you’ll be sending. Again, these must be to scale (indicating paper size eg. 1:100@A3), or contain at least one indicative dimension.

It’s logical that the more specific detail you put into this plan, the more accurate the 3D representation will be. A really fast way to do this, is to simply hand write notes on the plan and then have it scanned or take a legible photo and share it with us. If there are specific or unusual materials, colours or finishes you would like to see or particular species you’d like featured including foliage or flower colour, just let us know with a few quick notes on the plan.

All that said, we have a knack for “filling in the blanks”; the library of plants and materials in our software library is extensive to say the least, and many can be customised to closely imitate those which aren’t in there. Keep in mind that every presentation comes with the opportunity to be revised, so errors or imperfections can be ironed out.

Here are some examples of plans provided by previous customers that will provide you with a point of reference.(Click to enlarge)

4. Site photos

Quick Guide to Taking Site Photos. The golden rule here is to do your best to take photos perpendicular to the elements you’re taking a photo of. So, stand face on, take a shot, keeping a point of reference in your mind, then walk five paces to one side, take another that overlaps that point of reference and so on. Try to get the entire roofline in by standing back sufficiently, we can always zoom in on the photos, but we can’t zoom out! Here are two examples of site photos, taken the incorrect way (left) and the preferred angle (right). Site-Photos Any particular existing materials on site that are to be matched in the proposed design should be photographed too, similarly taken square on to the subject. Doing the above will ensure we can create maximum results with minimum input.

5. Feature and Specialist Items

As mentioned earlier, the more detail you provide, the better the outcome. This is particularly relevant to special features in the design that you really want to stand out. Here are some common feature elements that may be included in your design and what you can do about them:

Structures: Pool houses, pergolas, patios, shade structures

A dashed line is not going to be enough to get structural elements modelled accurately. A hand drawn perspective sketch is normally enough. Of course if you’ve got elevations for your council application, they will be very helpful too. One of the fastest ways to communicate your intentions is actually to find some images of other projects that have a similar look and feel and share those. This will at least give us a starting point that can be tweaked later and save you having to spend time drawing.

Built-in furniture, lounges, kitchens, bbqs, pizza ovens

As with the structures, the easiest way to communicate these is through a combination of images and simple outline drawings. Pinterest is a fantastic resource for these kinds of images and we’re pretty good at picking up on the design intent and working through the finer details for you.

Swimming Pools and spas

As you’ve already seen, the swimming pools we model are very impressive. There is almost nothing that can’t be achieved as long as we know what you want to show, including glass windows and cantilevers. Try to indicate the internal features, steps, benches, spillovers, waterline and interior finishes. If you know the location of the skimmer, put that on the drawing too.

Water features and Fire Pits

Our software is able to produce all manner of amazing animated special effects including cascading water and even fire! Water features, fire pits or fireplaces can be fantastic focal points and really help to sell a client on your overall concept. It’s worth providing some extra detail on these via a combination of sketches and images of projects completed in the past either by you or others.

Feature walls, Artwork, decorative screens

We can very simply import and feature an image of feature elements in our software. If there is a particular wall feature or patterned screen or textured material you would like to show, all you need to do is send a photo. Ideally the photo needs to have be taken front on (perpendicular).