Redline Studios – more than just Planners


It all started with a red line …

Applicants for planning permission are required to mark the boundaries of a planning application in red. Therefore, red lines have a significance in the provision of town planning services.

But Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) provide much more than red lines and more than planning services.  Our sister company, Redline Studios was established in 2016, specialising in architectural visualisations. The studio provides high-quality 3D solutions to help illustrate projects, whether that be to help communicate the sometimes complex information contained in a planning document, to act as an architectural visualisation or simply to promote a product.

Graham Isherwood, Senior Graphic Designer, heads up the Design Studio 15 years’ experience in the 3D and CGI industry. Graham’s most recent accolade was for his role as lead 3D Animator for the Award winning short fantasy film, The Clockmaker’s Dream. The film won Best Animation FX Award at the Boston Sci-film Festival in February 2016.




Integrated Design Studio

The use of Graphic Design provides highly effective ways to communicate your message successfully.

Extensive 2D/3D Graphic Design Service

It has become increasingly important to ensure that a Company’s print media stands out from the competition. Redline Studios provide desktop publishing services to a wide range of industries and professions working with Clients throughout all stages of their projects.


Redline Studios has extensive experience in providing superior quality desktop publishing services, creating visual materials that communicate Clients’ message with clarity, brevity and precision.

The principal 2D/3D outputs offered are:

  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Solutions
  • Animation
  • CGIs
  • Digital Imaging
  • Graphic Design
  • Photomontages

Redline Studios prepare 2D and 3D graphics for a range of services including:

  • 3D Modelling
  • Books/Booklets
  • Branding and Identity
  • Brochures & Leaflets
  • Compositing
  • Concept Development
  • Custom 3D Assets
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Publications
  • Exhibition Materials
  • Infographics
  • Logo Design
  • Menus
  • Posters
  • Presentations, tender and bid-support
  • Print design
  • Reports
  • Website Design


3D Solutions

Redline Studios offer a range of 3D services that enhances communication, provides evidence-based analysis saving money and time for Clients.

Services include:

  • Animation
  • Compositing into live action
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Modelling
  • Motion Graphics
  • Particle Effects
  • Product Shot
  • Product Visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Shadow-cast Analysis
  • Texturing
  • 3D Imagery
  • 3D Model
  • 3D sculpting

Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI)

Architectural Visualisation is the process of creating photorealistic computer-generated images and animations from two-dimensional architectural and engineering drawings and plans.

3D architectural visualisation brings new schemes to life long before they have been built.

Services include:

  • Animations
  • CGI Plant Process 360°
  • CGI Product Shot
  • Compositing
  • Environments
  • Infrastructure
  • Modelling
  • Photo Realistic CGI
  • Presentation
  • Product Visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Shadow-cast Analysis
  • Texturing

3D Printing

3D Printing is the rapid creation of physical scale models from digital 3D models.

It is a two-step process involving: firstly, the 3D modelling; and secondly, the 3D Printing.

Redline Studios believe that CGI and 3D printing technologies and techniques are only going to get better and better. With this in mind, Redline Studios and Hacketts 3D are working together to bring to Clients an affordable and high quality 3D solution providing 3D modelling and 3D Printing Services.

Together they have developed a Total-3D-Solution to bring affordable and faster products than traditional modelling methods.

Their solution involves the creation of one digital model that can be used in multiple applications from the traditional photomontages, shadow studies and animations to computer generated walk-thru.

Send that same model to a 3D printer and yet more options open up. Architectural development, scheme layout visualisation and space optimization, through to sales and advertising.

3D printing is a very new technology with hugely diverse applications and opportunities.

DSC02539 - edit 2 (web)Case Study: VW Beetle

In the search to find a suitable “asset” to model and 3D print, Redline Studios chose the iconic VW Beetle as it is instantly recognisable by most people.

The process starts with reference material – and plenty of it. A Google and Pinterest search provided us with numerous reference images for all parts of the car – as well as the blueprints from which to model.

The aim was to model the car as accurately as possible, down to the nuts and bolts, in order to produce a photo-realistic render and be able to hand it over for printing.

Once the asset was built and textured, regular communication with the printing company took place in order to have a smooth transition from a digital file to the best 3D printing file.

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Redline Studios can prepare a full range of verified photomontages.

Adobe Generated

Services include:

  • 2D animation
  • Colour correction
  • Digital drawing
  • Interactive PDFs
  • Photo manipulations

Digital Imagery

Services include:

  • Compositing
  • Digital painting
  • Photo manipulation
  • Photoshop 3D
  • Product shot