Bluesky over Inch Cape
3D virtual reality model created showing 600MW wind farm’s impact
UK outfit Bluesky has helped to deliver 3D modelling of SDIC’s 600MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm to assist with the development of the project off the Angus coast of Scotland.
The virtual reality model has been created by environmental consultancy SLR using aerial photography and data supplied by Bluesky, including 3D modelling of existing buildings and structures.
The interactive model allows users to ‘teleport’ around a virtual environment, viewing the proposed turbine development from the coast in a real world context, Bluesky said.
It has already been used for public consultations and a visual impact study for the proposed scheme.
SLR principal visualisation and virtual reality specialist Robert Myers said: “As well as the Bluesky building model data, we also used a map of tree locations to enhance the visual aspect of the model.
“The data points were input into the scene and this allowed the (virtual reality) engine to generate generic tree models.”