Weston & Sampson's full-service visualization capabilites address the complex challenges of today's projects. Our in-house visualization studio offers a range of media services, producing cost-effective, high-end 3-D models and animations, from stunning 3D environments, photorealistic renderings, animations, and interactive fly-throughs where the user controls the view.

Our animated and still images maintain engineering integrity related to the surrounding physical features and are useful for:

  • public meetings
  • marketing materials and proposals
  • supporting applications such as construction, inspections, asset management, and others.

Our toolbox includes Microstation V8i, LumenRT, SketchUp, GoogleEarth Pro, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Revit, Scene, and AutoCAD Recap.

Level A – Virtual & Interactive Models (3D)

Level A 3D virtual and interactive models provide interactivity in a 3D environment using Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR). With this level of visualization, the viewer is fully immersed in the 3D world and can navigate at will as they "walk" through the environment.

Level B – Rendering / Animation (3D)

Level B services provide 3D still renderings and / or animations of infrastructure to contrast existing conditions against proposed change conditions. Use of this level allows you to gain a realistic view into what to expect with changes to main roads, side roads, traffic flows, and structures. Animations include fly-overs of roads and structures from a bird's eye view, to street level views of traffic passing through a particular area, to "behind the wheel" where you are in the vehicle traveling down the road, or a combination of all three.

This is the most dynamic solution we offer containing moving vehicles, traffic flows, interaction with people crossing traffic, weather conditions, and day/night views. Also, Level B (static 3D images) can be rendered from Level A or B animations.

Level C – Photo Compositing (2D or 3D)

Level C services provide "before and after" imagery of your project. We build 3D objects and render them into highly accurate, photorealistic still images of proposed infrastructure improvements.

Level D – HD Scans / Video Capture / Photos

Level D services provide capturing of environments via HD Scans, video, or photos. Our high-speed FARO Focus 3D X330HD laser scanner collects detailed measurement and documentation information to produce 3D images of complex environments and geometries within minutes. Images can be animated to create a building fly-through effect that travels from room-to-room to document building contents or construction phases.

News & Highlights

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Presenting at 2020 NCAUG Virtual Conference for NCASPRS - Weston & Sampson will be presenting as part of the 2020 North Carolina ARCGIS Users Group (NCAUG) Virtual Conference, September 2 – 4.

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