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Martijn Meerts

Really interesting way of testing the design. 

 

Which 3D tool are you using? And how do you know it’s printed at the correct scale? 

 

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cteno4

Great prototyping!

 

jeff

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kami_illy
14 hours ago, Martijn Meerts said:

Really interesting way of testing the design. 

 

Which 3D tool are you using? And how do you know it’s printed at the correct scale? 

 

 

The 3D model is made with sketchup. It's buildt  in scale already (so i can put in measurements of buildings/tracks etc... without having to calculate). The base of the layout has exact measurements, so the jpg or pdf being exported from sketchup, can be scaled pretty precisely in photoshop. Then you just need to print in 100% and the result should be pretty accurate. At least good enough to do some mock-ups...

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Martijn Meerts

Ah nice.. Never really got into sketchup myself, but I've used 3ds max and maya quite a bit in the past. I've been thinking about doing a 3d version of my plans as well, so might give sketchup a look. Also been looking at blender, which has come a long way for a free program.

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kami_illy

Yeah. professionally i also work with ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc... but sketchup has the big advantage of being super simple and therefor fast. 3ds max, cinema, blender and so on are extremely good but i feel they are too complex for this kind of modelling/rendering. 

 

Also in my free time i don't want to use the same programs i am using at work all day long 😉

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cteno4

I really like your foam core space filling models, great way to help the final visualizations.

 

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kami_illy

Found some more pieces of foam board and continued with the study of the spaces... very satisfying. 

 

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cteno4

Simple space forms are so satisfying to study like this. Hits a totally different spot In the brain than doing cad.

 

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kami_illy

Before Christmas I had some time and space to go on with the project, since the family was travelling and i had to stay bc of work... 

 

So i decided to venture further into the world of mock-ups. First i printed the layout (as a patchwork of several A3-sheets) and put the tracks and foam "buildings" and so on together. 

 

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Then I got some cardboard and cut the baseboard. 

 

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kami_illy

Building the frame and some (very improvised / rough) cable routing..

 

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Glueing down the printed layout and putting the track and buildings 

 

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And the final state of the mock-up. I was really happy to see the things coming together. And run some shorties of course!! Saw some design flaws as well... Next step will be the temple area. My plan is to build some kind of inlay that will sit between the two tracks. The Sankei kits did already arrive. Now i'll have to wait for the next free time bc life with toddlers doesn't mix well with miniatures. 

 

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Think with this I am riding the line between layout planning and layout building 😁 For now I'll leave it here. We'll see how it continues..!

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Cat

Ooh, that's coming along nicely!

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