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House 333A Double Portrait by Built4ever House 333A Double Portrait by Built4ever
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. 
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Awesome!!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks!
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f700es Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Artist
Looking good :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks. You do these! Do 'em for actual projects?
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f700es Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Artist
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
What are you working on these days?
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f700es Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artist
Well my "day-time" job is the Space Manager for a small university up here. I did do a recent sketchup model of a garage for a client.
f700es.deviantart.com/art/Gara…
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
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?
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f700es Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Garage/in-law suite I think ;)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
AHA. Some people house their mother-in-law in the garage. She can sleep in the back seat of the Toyota.
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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..
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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!
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer

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!

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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
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.
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Rejvaik Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks, yes, I won't abandon the pencil art...
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so sweet. You know: I use your designs as an isnpiration to build my Minecraft towns. Thanks a lot.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
OHHHH do you have links? Can I see??
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have to take pictures directly to my screen, because I don't own a video capturer to record my PS3 stuff. But I'll show you for sure :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Okay.

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SDD-TEAM Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
OHHHHH which textures?? I'm just using the generic brick from the choices the program came with. What would you suggest?
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SDD-TEAM Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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. (:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I've already considered custom stuff. For example, bricks laid on their side to go over windows and doors, and a good-looking wood grain for timber.
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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." 
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
3D allows me to check structure like never before. No question it's here to stay and an important force gaining momentum...
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Amyln Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
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.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Even more interesting when you can "spin" the model around in 3D!
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quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Looking good so far.  Still, I adore seeing your sketches.. they just have more character :)  What software is used?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
It Is Sketchup of course. Seems quite universal at this point, many other designers using it. 
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quicksilverstudios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Oh neat
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