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accurate visual representations (AVR's)

Accurate Visual Reprsentations (AVR's) or verified views are a type of computer visualisation that can help in the evaluation of visual proposals in chosen views.  They are an instrument that can inform the effect of a proposal by providing a highly realistic view that is accurate in respect to height, size, form and location.

By combining a chosen photo of the site and an accurate 3D model all AVR's/verified views are able to explain the proposed development.  Depending on the level of detail required they can also help explain the choice of materials selected, architectural details and form.  In there most developed form they will provide a complete impression of how the proposed development will look under specific lighting and weather conditions.


  • Selection of required viewpoints, reached through consultation with regard to revelant planning guidance issued.

  • Photography of chosen views, precise location of the camera, date and time will be recorded.

  • The views will then be surveyed using the photography location information.  Reference points within the photography will be surveyed.

  • Using the surveyors information, the 3D model can be accuratly placed into the chosen photographers views.

  • The computer model is textured and lit to match the architects design and weather conditions on the day of the photographs.

  • In addition to the finalised image, a formal document containing a complete methodology for production of the views will be produced.


Oaker offers 4 levels of render quality which would be agreed upon prior to work commencing.

  • AVR Detail 1 - Toned or wireline views showing location and size.

  • AVR Detail 2 - Occluded wire frame describing the location, size and degree of visibility of proposal.

  • AVR Detail 3 - Description of architectural form (single material) and re-creation of lighting.

  • AVR Detail 4 - Using materials to create a photo-realistic representation of the proposed development.


In addition to the final images, Oaker provides a detailed method statement which helps required parties to understand the documents provided.

The document contains sufficient detail in non-specialist terminology to allow a wide range of professional disciplines likely to be involved in the Visual Assesment process to conduct comparisons between the AVR's within the same set prepared under one methodology.

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