Software and Tools

Industry Standard Software

Using the best up to date software and a flexible workflow is important in visualisation work in order to respond to potential changes in design or when our remit is to visualise design options. Using industry standard software is also important in order to work with a variety of digital data and to export in a range of acceptable digital formats. We work with most common CAD and 3D file formats and specialise in the use of the following software:

Autodesk 3D Studio Max

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premiere

Real-time viewing software

Other mapping, modelling, real-time viewing and publishing software when required

Application Tools

New Visual Solutions has also developed a unique set of application tools: 'Key 3D' that work inside Autodesk 3D Studio Max visualisation and animation software. This was sold to over 50 multi-disciplinary planning and design practices over a period of 6 years from 2002 to 2008 when Key 3D Ltd was part of the Key Systems Group of Companies based in Redditch (Key 3D Ltd was later renamed to New Visual Solutions). Although the application software is no longer available to purchase today, we upgrade and use these tools in-house on a daily basis.

Below, links to some legacy reference information in pdf format (opens in a separate window) regarding Key 3D Application Software for 3D Studio Max:

Surfacing and Edging Module  

Positioning Module  Positioning Tools

Image Objects Module  Image Objects

Model Objects and Highways Module  Model Objects and Highways Module

Environment and Viewing Module  Environment and Viewing Module