how to design a model?

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  1. david4039

    david4039 New Member

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    I am wanting to make a model of my house. How do I go about making a scaled replica of something? I don't have any 3d software....well, because I am a broke college student, and the military doesn't pay enough :) Any other ways of doing it, or maybe some kind of free software?? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    David
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    I am wanting to make a model of my house. How do I go about making a scaled replica of something? I don't have any 3d software....well, because I am a broke college student, and the military doesn't pay enough :) Any other ways of doing it, or maybe some kind of free software?? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    David
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    For a house, likely all you would need is a ruled straight edge, a compass, a pencil and a calculator. There are also freeware CAD programs to be found on the net.
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    For a house, likely all you would need is a ruled straight edge, a compass, a pencil and a calculator. There are also freeware CAD programs to be found on the net.
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    design

    metaseq is free it draws good boxes see NOBI's Scorpion thread but download the shareware version not the freebie one.

    barry
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    design

    metaseq is free it draws good boxes see NOBI's Scorpion thread but download the shareware version not the freebie one.

    barry
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    Most computers have some kind of drawing or paint program bundled with it. LIke Rick says, start with paper and pencil. Alternatively, you could scan in photos of all four sides, correct the perspective and using them as a pattern, overlay your drawing onto them. We did this for a fellow who ws trying to recreate a model RR diorama of a long gone, historical part of town...only had frontal views to work with--faked the rest. You really don't need a CAD program...you would probably end up frustrated, as you'd be trying to learn two things simultaneously: how to use the CAD Program, and how to design a model. I do all my work with Photoshop Elements, which can be had for well under $100. Currently on sale at some places for about 60. For an example of my work--go to the "Parts Bin", and under free models, download my F-100 model. This was all done, starting with paper and pencil and finished with the PE bargain basement program.
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    Most computers have some kind of drawing or paint program bundled with it. LIke Rick says, start with paper and pencil. Alternatively, you could scan in photos of all four sides, correct the perspective and using them as a pattern, overlay your drawing onto them. We did this for a fellow who ws trying to recreate a model RR diorama of a long gone, historical part of town...only had frontal views to work with--faked the rest. You really don't need a CAD program...you would probably end up frustrated, as you'd be trying to learn two things simultaneously: how to use the CAD Program, and how to design a model. I do all my work with Photoshop Elements, which can be had for well under $100. Currently on sale at some places for about 60. For an example of my work--go to the "Parts Bin", and under free models, download my F-100 model. This was all done, starting with paper and pencil and finished with the PE bargain basement program.
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    If you're looking for a graphics program, you could always use GIMP Which is free :D and has a lot of options.

    For free CAD programs (if you really want to :wink:) you could always give Blender a try and Metaseq ofcourse :lol:
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    If you're looking for a graphics program, you could always use GIMP Which is free :D and has a lot of options.

    For free CAD programs (if you really want to :wink:) you could always give Blender a try and Metaseq ofcourse :lol:
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    It depends on what you are going to do with your model. If the purpose is deciding where to put the furniture then the sizing must be accurate and it doesn't matter what the thing looks like. If instead you want to show something about how you feel about the house(art) then toss out accuracy and go for good looks. You might want to exagerate some sizing for effect. Either way I'd start off with a brief sketch on paper.
    If this model is art then consider not using the computer. You may be better at getting the right effect without computer assistance. Computer work tends to be emotionally cold and flat unless you deliberately work against the effect.

    Lizzie
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    It depends on what you are going to do with your model. If the purpose is deciding where to put the furniture then the sizing must be accurate and it doesn't matter what the thing looks like. If instead you want to show something about how you feel about the house(art) then toss out accuracy and go for good looks. You might want to exagerate some sizing for effect. Either way I'd start off with a brief sketch on paper.
    If this model is art then consider not using the computer. You may be better at getting the right effect without computer assistance. Computer work tends to be emotionally cold and flat unless you deliberately work against the effect.

    Lizzie
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    Check out the FAQ's here:

    http://lhvcc.com/egiftshop/

    designing on the cheap.
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    Check out the FAQ's here:

    http://lhvcc.com/egiftshop/

    designing on the cheap.
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    Thank you for all of the replies. Hope to get the hang of this soon.
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    Thank you for all of the replies. Hope to get the hang of this soon.
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    perspective

    Here are some explanations on how to set up a ground plan after photographs
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    perspective

    Here are some explanations on how to set up a ground plan after photographs
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