Visualization for Professionals
Golf Course Architects
|Proposed Course Development
James Zack and Bobby Root
|Hole Alteration Visualization
|Proposed Course Design
Designing a new golf course means changing a piece of land from its current state into something new. These changes often require the approval of many stakeholders including investors, government zoning boards, potential area home-owners, environmental groups and countless others. Many of these people are not technically minded and have a hard time understanding charts, graphs, plans and CAD drawings. 3D Nature’s Visual Nature Studio software (VNS) takes your GIS data and CAD drawings and turns them into photographic still images and immersive animations. Presenting images helps to educate your audience about what your course will look and feel like upon completion. Make your site plans come to life in the minds of every stakeholder.
photorealistic imagery you can show investors exactly how the course
will play. Nothing sells a design more successfully
than images and animations of the proposal. Turn empty fields or
seaside landscapes into tee boxes, greens, roughs and other elements as
they will be once the course is complete. Show a viewpoint from each
tee box with all of your precision design elements in place. Illustrate
doglegs, sight-lines, vegetation
screening and amazing views.
- No project moves forward without approval of the environment
impact assessment. Eliminate costly miscommunications and delays by
ensuring the best understanding of your plans with detailed
photorealistic depictions of the site and impact to the surroundings. A
better understanding of the project as a whole may result in a more
rapid approval process, possibly allowing you to start moving earth
sooner. VNS provides the ability to express multiple options quickly,
intuitively -- something drawings and plans do not offer.
- Sketches and diagrams can give a general feel for a course but
to truly understand the playability it is better to have an overview of
the layout as well as images from throughout the tee boxes, fairways
and greens. With Visual Nature Studio you can verify location of greens
and other elements on the course. Determine if a water hazard or sand
trap are visible from the tee or if they need to be moved slightly to
make the course more (or less!) player-friendly. Identify the proximity
of nearby homes and other interference factors. Ensure that you will
not be playing shots out of neighboring playgrounds or flower gardens.
Place bunkers, water hazards and tee boxes in a real-world environment
to ensure a quality course upon completion. Once you have designed your
course you can move through the entire area to make sure it meets your
strict design requirements.
- What better way to sell a lot on the 9th fairway than to be
able to show the buyer what their views will be? Sketches and plans do
not convey the beauty of your masterpiece the way photo quality imagery
of the finished course can. Potential buyers can appreciate the view
from the master bedroom of their course-side home while it's still just
a muddy field and a twinkle in your eye. With top-notch marketing
collateral, lot sales can begin much earlier than previously possible,
an advantage not lost on potential investors!
- Your next course may be in the deserts of Africa, the green hills of Scotland or on the shores of the Pacific Coast but no matter where your setting, Visual Nature Studio will express the unique feel of your site. A large foliage library and hundreds of pre-built Components provide the tools you need to get your project off the ground quickly. Visual Nature Studio includes Components for fairways, roughs, greens, water hazards, sand traps and tee boxes. You can drag and drop these into your scene and they will immediately bring your drawings to life! Then customize your creation to meet your exact needs.
Visual Nature Studio and World Construction Set satisfy the needs of Golf Course Architects at two different levels. Visual Nature Studio gives you greater power, precision and flexibility plus some extra features that WCS doesn't have. World Construction Set is great for concept development where scientific and geographic accuracy are of lesser importance. Both programs give you the ultimate in artistic expression and photo-realism.. If you would like to learn more about the differences between WCS and VNS visit our Product Comparison Page.
If you wish to further discuss how WCS or VNS can work for you please feel free to drop us a note or call our Sales office at (303) 659-4028.
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