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rlucci
04-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Here's one I did for the folks over at the Paizo boards. I referenced it in another thread and Gandwarf thought it deserved a thread of its own.


...You should think about showing the image in a seperate thread on this forum. That might convert some more people to Sketchup...

So here you go. I did the grunt work in Sketchup and mashed up the different levels in Photoshop. The curvy bits were a pain, but I now know how to do them. I've also been learning about the "sandbox" feature for the landscaping (even though it's mostly lost here). I thought the external view came out kinda' bland, but I think it's just a texture issue. I'll have to work on that.

Turgenev
04-18-2009, 04:56 PM
That's very cool. Have some rep.

Gandwarf
04-18-2009, 05:04 PM
I am glad you gave this baby its own thread. Beautiful work.
I can't wait to pickup Sketchup again. Right now I don't allow myself to map :)

Talroth
04-18-2009, 08:08 PM
Looks very cool. I would add rep, but I've already done so recently I guess.

Few design issues:
1. Front steps, would make more sense to have them leading toward the door, not away from it.

2. A very large storage room on the THIRD floor? Is it a public 'make work' program to hire labourers to haul junk up through the entire house, including the dining room?
Shove storage down to the first floor, and move the other parts in that area up one floor each?

3. Is there a reason why there is a door at the top of the stairs from the kitchen, leading into the bathroom, and not the drawing room?

rlucci
04-18-2009, 10:21 PM
1. Front steps, would make more sense to have them leading toward the door, not away from it.

That never occurred to me. Makes sense when you stop and think about it.


A very large storage room on the THIRD floor?

I was treating it like the old attic at the top of the manor. Let the hired help worry about the grunt work.


Is there a reason why there is a door at the top of the stairs from the kitchen, leading into the bathroom, and not the drawing room?

That's just a boneheaded mistake on my part. I can't believe I stuck that door on the wrong wall.

Ascension
04-18-2009, 11:27 PM
Good stuff, love some good SU work. Guess that means I'll have to bonk ya with my new +8 bonker.

Gandwarf
04-19-2009, 05:53 AM
The problem of the storage room on the third floor is easily solved. There could be a crane there! Lots of the old merchant houses in Amsterdam had storage on one of the top floors and they used wooden cranes (that were part of the house) to get the stuff from the canals to the storage rooms.

(edit: I don't think they were actually cranes, but I can't seem to find the correct Dutch word for it, let alone the English word - it was more a hoisting system).

(edit 2: see the top window in this picture: http://www.travelpod.com/users/chronometers/amsterdam.1058520720.house_2003.jpg )

(edit 3: ok, it was called a "Hijsbalk" or hoistbeam)

Steel General
04-19-2009, 09:00 AM
Very cool! I dub thee newly repped *bonk*

Any plans to do the ancient building that appears in the cutaways of the interior?