3D Site Overviews show properties in relation to the rest of the development, and this service really resonates with buyers. When faced with a 3D Site Overview, we tend to model the individual houses in separate files, so to optimise our workflow as best we can, and then reassemble them at the end for insertion into one mega file in order to render the chosen scenes. A high angle would commonly be used to maximize the viewing angle, looking down at the site, overlooking all aspects of the scheme.
We then operate in the same manner as we do for exterior visualisations by taking the rendered passes of that chosen scene into Photoshop, tweaking the image as we go by inhabiting it with people and day-to-day additions like clouds, cars, birds etc. In presenting designs in this manner, we tend to come to the conclusion that clients find it easier to maneuver through the proposal and understand the 3D make up of the space. It provides an interesting alternative to an eye-level exterior CGI, and one that we will love to continue working on.