My first serious attempt at 3D modeling. I tried some "rough" Sketchup models about a year ago, but now, things have changed. I'm planning on going digital much earlier in the design process now (when I design custom homes,) and doing full 3D models with accompanying construction documents and other special graphics not usually seen on construction plans. This model here is based on a series of sketches I submitted here under the name House #333. This model will be the basis for a plan for a builder. It will probably change quite a bit from you see here, but there's a good chance it will be built in 2014.
I'll be putting a lot more work into this model to add details and finish the garage and second floor. I have to say, I'm very impressed with the capability of this software.
Thanks. You do these! Do 'em for actual projects?
Yes, haven't done many in a while but yes I do. All of the black and white images in my gallery are of actual builds.
What are you working on these days?
Yeah I saw that, it looks nice, but sheesh it's got a porch, a bay window. What's going on here? I wasn't sure what to make of it when I saw it. They want the garage to look like a house?
I have to admit, I have a preference for your hand work.. Fortunately, your design creativity has not suffered from the transition to electronic media..
It's being forced. I have to generate as close to finished construction plans as possible, in house. Even if I hire help to add to, critique, modify, and otherwise take to a higher level, it's imperative that I at least generate a digital blueprint for other professionals, builders and designers alike. 3D models allow examination of complex exterior AND interior details and allow me to express to clients and other designers things I could not do with 2D sketches. I can also troubleshoot problem areas and eliminate issues. Looking at a roof on a 3d model makes it darn sure clear that the "roof works!"
But here's the good news: in the end, I will go back into reverse in the time machine and do complex perspective drawings based on the outlines of a 3D model "still shot," making the early layout of a complicated perspective drawing a breeze!
Ahh, keep your artistic talents fresh!!
And I do understand the need for electronic media in this day of electrons whizzing across miles of cable!
Most of my clients are out of state. Just getting hand-drawn plans to print out at the right scale on their end is a chore! But a quarter inch scale 24x36 PDF, no problem. All these problems are fresh and very recent.
Have to say, this is great, but i just love your sketches, the amount of detail you capture is so mind-blowing!! If only more architects used your method we would have very unique houses, rather than plain cookie cut like houses of the suburbs.
This is so sweet. You know: I use your designs as an isnpiration to build my Minecraft towns. Thanks a lot.
OHHHH do you have links? Can I see??
I hate the textures :/ They looks aweful. It's sad because the house would be awesome in the correct textures! Gj on the model though! Proud of ya.
OHHHHH which textures?? I'm just using the generic brick from the choices the program came with. What would you suggest?
Ah, then I understand. I am sure you can find a lot of professional and awesome textures from other dA users around here that are used to modeling homes. (:
I keep meaning to grab sketchup, a lot of people seem to like it. This looks good, but I hope you'll keep drawing your designs too, not too many people do that anymore.
EVERYBODY seems to say "keep drawing, I like the drawings better." Amazing. But this is being forced because I have to generate the full set of plans "in house."
Companies seem to have discovered that 3D is trending, but nothing beats a good old fashioned drawing. Kinda funny hearing me say that since my gallery is full of 3D.
Ah! This is so wonderful~ It's nice to have your designs in color an 3D. I hope this is something you do more of! I feel it gives more of a sense of the actual building. Very enjoyable.
Looking good so far. Still, I adore seeing your sketches.. they just have more character What software is used?