MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

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MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 02 Jan 2010, 01:32

Ok here comes my Wip..... Steinie gave me the ok that i can run this on my prefered Software ... I will be using Sketchup and Moi 3d mainly.
so here is the start.
I laid out the basement by overlapping squares that i draw and booleaned them together in Sketchup. I then erased the internal lines and pulled
the complex up in the 3d direction.... added some split lines and pulled parts of it up even more. remember Sketchup works with simple push pull action.
Then turned the building around and added the streets junctions underneath.
Thats the rough building block......
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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 02 Jan 2010, 12:13

If I would make the windows all geometry we would get a few thousand windows which nobody could open the model of so we
are doing some baking here. First step is to model the window second step is to make a component out of this window by dragging over your window with
the left mouse button and then rightclick the mouse and choose make component. we can now save that component. Its got sticky properties
so that yo can drag it from the library onto any flat surface. note that the textures that you assign also get stored.
After that i drag it onto a flat big surface and scale it to the proportions that i need. I then array that 20 times into both directions on the 3rd layer.
I do the samed thing with all the window models that I make.
i export that into my render program and render my windowfronts.
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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 02 Jan 2010, 12:26

Here are some more models with textures I do the same thing with them render each pane of windows out in my renderengine as a UV map...
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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by pugman 1 » 02 Jan 2010, 12:40

looking good so far,
is sketch up better than truesspace or
just easier for you? :bananacool2:

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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 02 Jan 2010, 13:19

pugman 1 wrote:looking good so far,
is sketch up better than truesspace or
just easier for you? :bananacool2:
When your looking at applications there´s not a better there is the question what is faster for the job.
If youve got hundreds of the same objects and they are on a wall and all you have to do is make the object once and store it in your library
with textures applied and snapping properties its realy simple to drag it from a library right onto your surface.
apart from that the fact that you can alter your geometries whie you are creating a building is a large bonus if you work with architecture
a reason why sketchup is so common among architects.........
BIG PLUS SKETCHUP NORMAL VERSION IS ALSO FREE !
To see how to use it with truespace look into9 the tutorial section of this forum..

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Post by DanX » 04 Jan 2010, 22:31

Interesting. That’s going to be a killer building Peter. In Sketchup making a component is the same as instancing? Or will it add a boat load of geometry to process with many copy’s on a flat surface? I have only used Sketchup to build a chair following one of their tutorials and then a bed using my own design. But during this short time the big thing I liked about Sketchup was the snap measurement tools. Makes it easy to build to scale. Very convenient.

Good luck on the competition.
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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by Steinie » 04 Jan 2010, 23:58

Sketchup is a great application for modeling buildings but lousy at making organics.
trueSpace/workSpace does have snapping tools just not as refined.
Your off to a great start Rayman!

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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 05 Jan 2010, 00:03

Steinie wrote:Sketchup is a great application for modeling buildings but lousy at making organics.
trueSpace/workSpace does have snapping tools just not as refined.
Your off to a great start Rayman!
Thats why i use different tools for different jobs.... I use Silo for organics....
As for the great start i will see..... its at least always biting off more then i can chew .... :lol:
Peter

@ Dan yes a component is like an instance ... it also behaves like it ..

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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by RAYMAN » 08 Jan 2010, 23:18

I worked on the top of the buildings and gave them some detail but I´m slow....... some of you are almost finished already...
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Re: MMC Jan 2010 " Futuristic Building Block "

Post by Steinie » 08 Jan 2010, 23:24

Great start Peter! Believe me I am not near being done yet.
So don't worry about being a slow poke! :lol:

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