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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog. This page will be updated regularly with news, current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Newest posts appear at the top of this page. Whilst this website has been online since 2007, this blog was only added in July 2014. Click on a blog post heading or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 

Posts tagged “3d visualisation”

An increasingly popular use of drone aerial photographs is to combine them with computer-generated models of proposed developments — buildings which don't even exist but can be rendered so realistically that it becomes hard to tell where the aerial photograph stops and the computer-generated model starts. This type of imagery is especially helpful during the planning phase of new developments and for estate agents, allowing them to market as-yet-unfinished properties using highly realistic imagery of the completed projects. 
 
We have many years of experience working with property developers and 3D Visualisation Studios to do just this, and computer simulation software has become so advanced that it's almost impossible to tell where reality ends and the computer models start. Want to know more? Read on ... 
Drone aerial photo and computer-generated building montage used to market an extensive house renovation near Treyford, West Sussex
Earlier in August we were commissioned by Columbian-based 3D visualisation company MONOMO to take some drone aerial photographs of a business park in Hersham, Surrey which is due to be turned into a Lidl supermarket. Once the images were taken, MONOMO would then super-impose a computer-generated 3D model of the new supermarket onto the aerial photographs to give the public an idea of what the final site would look like. As Hersham is such a built-up area, the most difficult part of this shoot was finding suitable locations to fly the drone, as there are many regulations that govern the use of drones in built-up areas. 
Drone aerial photo combined with a computer-generated model of a supermarket development in Hersham, Surrey
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take some aerial photographs using our drone in and around the Madejski Football Stadium in Reading, Berkshire. The brief was to capture aerial photographs which exactly matched computer-generated (CG) views created by visualisation experts, Realm Communication. The resulting images (having combined the CG images and aerial photographs) would then be used to advertise the proposed regeneration scheme for the Stadium and the surrounding area, known as 'Royal Elm Park'. 
Composite image of one of our aerial photographs and a computer generated building development in Reading, Berkshire
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take some aerial photographs to show how close a new housing development is to the sea-front in the pretty coastal village of Prinsted, Hampshire. Whilst the sea cannot easily be seen from the site itself, the developer, Junnell Homes, were keen to illustrate that the development was within easy walking distance of the harbour – and what better way to do this than with a drone aerial photograph! 
Drone aerial photo of a housing development near Chichester, Hampshire