ChangePlan Ltd produced a full-scale 3D rendered model of the front of St George's Hall, Liverpool. The Building was covered in scaffolding during the officials visit to the city for the European Capital of Culture 2008, so a full size image (34m x 26m), printed by Macro Art, Great Gransden. The image had to be rendered in sections, due to software limitations, and then joined and blended together using software specifically written for the project. The image shown has been rescaled for the web. Its size was originally 4096 x 3072 (50mb) and there were 72 images to be assembled. Inset is the original image we were given to work from.
Loft Extension in Cambridge
ChangePlan Ltd designed a loft extension for a mid terraced house in Cambridge. We advised the client on various options to best fit their needs. We then took the designs through the Planning and Building Control phases. ChangePlan Ltd also assisted with the project management the job, ensuring the whole project was on schedule and within budget.
Liverpool Media Wall 2008
ChangePlan Ltd was approached by Macro Art, to manipulate flat artwork to be split into panels & manipulated to bend around differing profiles to produce the Liverpool Media Wall, a 30m wide 7m high advertising screen. The different profiles used to form of the wall meant that extensive image correction was needed to allow the panels to merge as one image.
1998 to 2004
ChangePlan Ltd formed a close and long-standing working partnership with Byrum UK Ltd (now Byrumlabflex Ltd), in providing laboratory & hospital storage systems across the UK and internationally.
We developed a bespoke AutoCAD application extension (using menu customisation, autolisp, activeX, etc.) to build a library of their range in 2D and full 3D to enable designers to quickly and efficiently produce 2D & 3D layouts.
From the start (using AutoCAD r10) we modelled all parts, using layers to separate the 2D representation (symbol) and the full 3D accurate model, allowing draughtsman to work on 2D plans, whilst still producing the full 3D layout.
Accuracy is key, when installing precision manufactured units, and with routines controlling then placement of frames, worktops, and units, ensured complete accuracy, enabling conflicts to be identified in the design process.
Elevations and views were then accessible instantly from the model ensuring accuracy and a true interpretation to the client of the end result.
This has evolved into the parts being used for accurate visualisations at the onset of the design process, ensuring the client can see, in full detail, the intended design and can make, previously prohibitive, revisions to their concepts without the usual costs, delays, and waste.
An additional drawing management system was developed, allowing accurate tracking and time costing of drawings against projects and cost centres within a central database.
Also, due to the nature of their particular field, the application can grow and be extended in house as more and new products are taken on by the company, giving them full control, and allowing the business to grow. Bespoke software development offer many unseen benefits.