3D model of 4 bedroom home

New 4 bedroom home

Photorealistic rendering of a new house

New 4 bedroom home on a back lot

photorealistic render of surf club

Proposed renovations to surf life saving club house

3D model of workers village

Watercolour image of proposed workers accommodation village

3D model of workers village

View from entrance to proposed workers village

Photorealistic render of kitchen

Kitchen Design view 2

3D model and photorealistic image

New 5 bedroom home on back lot

visualisation of new home

New 3 bedroom home on front lot

Rendered image of proposed bulk storage facility

Rendered image of proposed bulk storage facility

3D model of bulk storage facility

Bulk storage facility

Older 1960s home after extendion and renovations

Older 1960s home after extendion and renovations

kitchen visualisation

Interior image of a kitchen

Rear view of proposed new beach house

Rear view of proposed new beach house

3D model and render of new house

Rural weatherboard home

Front view of proposed new beach house

Front view of proposed new beach house

New office block rendering

New office block

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Bulk Storage Facility



bulk storage facility 3D model

Dimensioned storage facility


This project required to creation of a simple 3D model to show dimensions and road layout of proposed bulk storage facility in north Queensland. The to scale and dimensioned images were  used as concept drawings in the submission of interest documents sent out to contractors.  Sheds of this size need to be structurally engineered for the large clear spans required and the traffic layout need to be carefully planned to take into account the size and manoeuvrability of the tipper trucks using the facility.  The 3D model helped all concerned visualise the actual site location of the sheds, the traffic flow in and out of the facility and showed the site boundaries directly superimposed on a Google Earth image.

Showing the proposed development on a satellite image of the actual location is enormously helpful.

Interior Design

Visualising a new kitchen


3D models and photorealistic rendering can also be useful for interior design such as kitchens. In this project a client wanted to make sure she was utilising the available space well and also required some help in deciding colour scheme.  The new kitchen was a totally different design from the old kitchen and so drawing up the model in itself provokes all sorts of queries. These were gradually resolved into the design and the end result was a stunning kitchen.

Workers Village


This development is the creation of a workers camp, temporary accommodation for workers involved in large, local infrastructure projects in Queensland, Australia.

The project required the creation of a conceptual 3D model early on in the project as part of the submission to council for development approval for material change of use.  At this stage the details of the buildings have not been defined although the key elements such as accommodation for 500 workers,  kitchen and dining facilities, ablution block, storage areas etc are known.   Simple 3D blocks were created and placed on the land in line with the proposed engineering earthworks.  The village is to be built using sustainable design concepts and has some innovative features, such as solar powered air conditioning, waste gas re-used and own electricity generation.  Workers will be tranported in electric powered buses to their work sites.  There will be on-site water storage and class one waste water treatment system and re-use together with rainwater harvesting.  The site will be extensively planted with native trees and will also feature large stormwater ponds.  Simple 3D images were created to add clarity to the proposal documents submitted to council.

3D images are becoming more and more of a standard requirement for council submissions.


Marketing a development

Change of Use for land subdivision

Flyer created for small subdivision development


VisionM undertook a project for a small development that had to follow strict design rules due to the covenants in place for the larger sub-division.   The developer had had the plans drawn up by a local architectural designer but needed to market the houses and preferably sell them before they were built.

Using a rough site plan and Google Earth the terrain was drawn up.  The excavation and building platforms were modelled and the house models positioned correctly.  With the addition of some landscaping the models were then photo-realistically rendered to provide images for marketing materials such as brochures and posters.  Section images and photorealistic images of the interior were also provided along with plan views for prospective puchasers.  These enabled brochures to be printed to be handed out to prospective purchasers.

The ability to create realistic marketing materials to help sell a speculative property assists immensely in finding an early buyer.

Fund raising for a community development


Omaha Beach Surf Club required extensive renovation to provide suitable facilities for the very important service of beach surf and rescue.  VisionM drew up a 3D model of the proposed new clubhouse using plans provided by an architect.  We also developed several photo-realistic views, both interior and exterior and developed a ‘virtual object’.  That is a photo-realistic rendition of the building that can be manipulated by a mouse to ‘orbit’ the property.  Finally we developed a poster that pulled all these elements together and can be used for display purposes to inform both club members and the general public.  We also created a powerpoint presentation and attended a sponsors dinner and presented the model to those present as part of an awareness and fund raising campaign by the club.

VisionM can provide a variety of services to meet the needs of your particular project.

Renovating headaches


Even renovating an existing home can benefit by 3D modelling.  You can try out a new configuration of rooms, add an extension, change doors and windows and do it all before a hammer hits a nail.   Once you see a 3D model of a house you will be surprised by how many variations and changes you can come up with – seeing all the rooms ‘helicopter’ style makes all the difference.

One recent example of how a renovation can really benefit was a family who wanted to make a major extension to an existing older home.  A new lounge area was added to the north, a new porch and entranceway, a new garage and extensive reconfiguration of the internal rooms.  There was additional complexity in this house due to differing floor levels. It was very hard for the family to visualise the new rooms and how they would work so the 3D model helped the whole family ‘buy in’ to the project.

An added bonus was that the 3D modelling process uncovered a mistake in the architects plans which meant the new roof trusses would have been constructed to an incorrect angle.

3D models are built in a similar logical fashion as a real building thus uncovering any significant mistakes in the plans prior to any construction work.

How a 3D model can save you money!


Many people find it hard to visualise what their house will really look like from 2D plans and a 3D model makes all the difference and helps them decide on what they actually want. Various levels of detail can be drawn from exterior walls only to interior walls and fixtures, fittings and furniture. Clients can be given the 3D model to play with on their own computer at home which allows them to study the house from every angle and watch where the sun falls both in the garden and through the windows. They can ‘orbit’ the house and view the interior flow of specific rooms.

Often as a result of studying the 3D model or the resulting images clients will go back to the drawing board and request changes various aspects, for example, to the kitchen and bathroom layouts, placement and size of windows and maybe exterior landscaping. Once they are happy with the design of the house any changes needed can be made to the plans at a far less cost than once building is underway.

Finally, a selection of photo-realistic images can be created to confirm your choice of colour scheme and cladding.

Making changes early on in the process saves thousands of dollars compared to redesigning rooms once building is underway.