Friday, October 17, 2008

Custom Deck Design - Outdoor Living

The following is a deck addition I was contracted to design.
The design/build process is as follows:
  • I meet with the client and we discuss their vision for what they would like to accomplish in the new outdoor living areas.
  • Based on their ideas, I derive an estimate for the design project. This includes conceptual designs and detailed construction documents for permits and for the contractors to build the project.
  • Once we agree on design concept, I create the construction documents.
  • Once construction documents are ready, the client submits for their permit, finds their contractor, and work begins.

The existing house and deck:

My Design Proposal: I create a virtual model of the house and the new outdoor living area and present a "photo" rendering to the client as well as 2D plans.

The finished project:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Outdoor Grilling Center Designs

I have designed a few outdoor grilling centers for clients.

Below I have selected some rendered views of my design models.

And, one more.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Computer Generated Video From a 3D Model

The following is a video that was created from a Chief Architect model. I made the model entirely in Chief V10. The individual that made the video took my model into X1 and exported the model as a 3dS file into Artlantis.

I think this all turned out quite nice.

I however, do not do videos myself. I am able to do low quality videos using Chief Architect X1 but don't do them very often.

Church of Christian Compassion; Philadelphia, PA