ChangePlan Ltd was asked by Global Erecting Sign Services Ltd (GESS Ltd) and PressOn Ltd to distort graphics to enable them to apply pre-printed panels to a ships hull. As part of 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. the sponsors wanted to wrap the ship HMS President, sited on the Thames at Victoria embankment, in Dazzle Graphics. We worked closely with all parties to ensure the tight deadlines were achieved. We had to manipulate hi-res digital graphics, supplied by the artist Tobias Rehberger in digital format, to enable vinyl panels to be printed of a size that could be manhandled from a boat and fitted safely. The imagery had to follow the contours of the hull but appear straight and true when viewed, and also had to line up with additional graphics above the hull. A stunning video of this process made by David Kew is on YouTube. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames until February 2015.
2007 ~ 2013
Conversion and construction of Offices, warehousing & starter units
After obtaining planning permission, ChangePlan Ltd drew up plans to convert various old barns into Offices and warehousing. After the success of the conversion, the client went on to expand the site, offering further warehousing and bespoke start up units. ChangePlan Ltd was closely involved at all stages, from initial concept, through the planning stages, creating working & construction drawings, and project managing the construction through to the handover to the new tennants.
Grade II listed building
ChangePlan Ltd produced a full 3D model of a Grade II listed building. All renovations and extensions had to be presented to committee for approval. Every feature had to be taken into consideration, from correct stonework to new doors matching existing in style & manufacture. The 3D rendered model proved an invaluable tool to not only show how the new interacted with the original, but also for cataloguing features prior to commencement of works. Lots of the Original windows and doors had to be replaced, and the new Romanesque style pool added to the rear had to compliment the original build of the house.
CNC tooling lathe camera software
ChangePlan Ltd teamed up again with RJMS services to produce a bespoke in-house application for Vetro Tooling Ltd. They required software to interact with a hi frame rate camera sited over a CNC tooling lathe. The software allowed them to rapidly profile tools for duplication. A key aim was to give Vetro Tooling Ltd the ability to create profiles form an existing unique tool supplied by the customer. Often these were prototypes and one offs. The software allowed Vetro Tooling Ltd to produce an accurate profile of a tool fitted to the lathe and then save or export the profile, so that it could be imported into their favourite CAD software. The software also allowed profiles to be exchanged back and forth between the lathe application and proprietary CAD software applications utilising the standard DXF format.