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Postby marvins_dad » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:51 pm

It dawned on me the other day when Pete was asking about my modeling that I hadn't posted anything in the Gallery yet.
So, I'll try to post some stuff up at lunch over the next week or so to catch up my sketchup usage.

I'm a Design Architect. We (my firm) primarily use SketchUp for design work during Schematics as a fast tool to make frequent changes. Along the way Visualization has become important as well. Using Kerkythea, then Twilight and now Thea I am working on my photo realistic skills to convey the space to the client. Over the years clients have become more used to seeing photo realistic models and are now expecting that as part of the process...so we are working that into a typical design package. After the construction documents are finished we have been going back and using the drawings, Revit models to test the finishes and create final photo real images of their buildings and sometimes we hire out a 3d firm to compile a walk through to help promote the building if the client wants to pay for that service.
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Postby marvins_dad » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:55 pm

The first group of images are of a complex for Grand Praire, Texas - their new Public Safety Building and Senior Recreation Facility. We specialize in both of these building types. They are both situated on 5 man made lakes sitting on 1 square mile site.

Public Safety building:
Used SketchUp and Kerkythea.
And finished building images.
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Postby marvins_dad » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:02 pm

This is the Summit - which is an Adult Activity Center...over 50 Recreation Facility...
Again with SketchUp and Kerkythea
And built image.
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Postby boofredlay » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:34 pm

You have some really nice work Antoine. Keep posting :thumb:
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Postby marvins_dad » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:58 pm

Thanks Eric.
I know that is not my best SketchUp renderings, was my learning stepping stone to Kerkythea. Hopefully I can redeem myself with the Court House I will be posting next...just on a deadline and couldn't touch it at lunch. :D
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Postby Bryan K » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:53 am

Wow! Nice.

Yes. Please post more.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:57 pm

Bryan~Texas, if you were in Bryan, Texas...hope you never have to visit our Project there...Bryan Justice Center :lol:
I started working right when they were finished designing the exterior so I did some work on visualizing the interior...but that was pre-SketchUp (3dViz).
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Postby solo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:08 pm

Antoine,

Some cool projects y'all have going, hope to see some more current projects soon.
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:09 pm

Jeez, it's true when they say everything is big in Texas. Not just the hats! Great stuff Antoine. Where's the Thea output?
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Postby solo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:14 pm

rclub24 wrote:Jeez, it's true when they say everything is big in Texas. Not just the hats! Great stuff Antoine. Where's the Thea output?


Hence my response above, looking forward to seeing some Thea works from you.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:35 pm

Rockwall County Court House - Currently under construction...
This one tested our design patience. Started design in early 2009 (March 2009) Over the course of this project in Schematics we probably went through 25-50 design iterations, some were really completely different from other.
We fought the Modern vs. Classical battle on this one and lost to Traditional...but detailed it in a modern way.
The following is a taste of the designs/models we produced for this project.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:41 pm

There was even a tower version that just didn't make the cut. :lol:

This is where the plan landed (was extremely revised)
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Postby solo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:44 pm

Very clean modeling Antoine, great stuff.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:46 pm

I am posting these chronological order...so are you ready for a roller coaster ride?! We weren't! :lol:
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Thanks Pete!

Here we enter into the final design that we tweaked and tweaked until it became what is under construction.
Sketchup/Kerkythea/Twilight
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:55 pm

The rest were all modeled in SketchUp (with some Revit core parts) and rendered with Twilight.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:59 pm

And here are some of the final images of the interior done with Thea - imported from Twilight and just rendered, haven't gotten into tweaking anything in Thea yet.
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Postby boofredlay » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:57 am

Wow, those last few look amazing. Just wait until you "tweak" it huah...?
Great!
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Postby marvins_dad » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:43 pm

I did a competition for Rockwall's Memorial - since I had an idea while designing the building, figured it was worth the time to enter the competition myself.
Sketchup, Twilight and Photoshop...
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Postby Jim Smith » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:02 pm

Great images and impressive body of work. :thumb: :thumb: Too bad the client opted for the Greek temple look, but you guys handled it well. The interiors are very well done.

Some of your earlier studies would have been more relevant to 2010. Is this building in a historic area that prompted their need for the 2000 year old look?
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Postby marvins_dad » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:25 pm

Another competition - that I'm sure a few people from here might have entered.
Who's Next - about 98% of the images were done with SketchUp in that competition.
SketchUp, Twilight and PhotoShop. (have you started to understand why I don't spend a lot of time on SketchUcation :lol: too busy taking on these damn competitions)
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Postby marvins_dad » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Jim Smith wrote:Great images and impressive body of work. :thumb: :thumb: Too bad the client opted for the Greek temple look, but you guys handled it well. The interiors are very well done.

Some of your earlier studies would have been more relevant to 2010. Is this building in a historic area that prompted their need for the 2000 year old look?

Thanks.
They already had in their mind their historic 1800's stone court house.
http://www.txgenweb4.org/txrockwall/Court/court.htm (3rd Court House)
I even like their existing historical 40's court house, though it looks like it should have been built in the 30's. But they felt they needed "arches" - which we were able to minimize.
We went to really historical and the Pantheon for the original proportions for the portico, though through the process it got adjusted to meet the buildings design needs.
Also, we really wanted to treat the historical features as "relics" and have a nice glossy modern glass box and modern building everywhere the relic of the columns, portico and rotunda were not.

To answer the questions specifically...the old Court House still exists in the square and the land wasn't large enough for a modern building. They have several annexes of the courts right now and the desire was to get everything into one complex with the ability to expand in the future (3rd floor is all shell for future courtrooms). The new site sits right off a major interstate and is part of a complex including an existing library and future city buildings.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:54 pm

Hey guys - I've been MIA lately, have been swamped with work.
Here are some updates.

Projects completed that I posted models of earlier in this thread.
http://www.architizer.com/en_us/project ... ing/28449/
http://www.architizer.com/en_us/project ... rie/28499/
Don't remember if I posted this one...
http://www.architizer.com/en_us/project ... ent/28532/
The City Hall that attaches to this Police Building is close to completion as well.

Also - Rockwall is almost fully constructed.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:00 pm

Edmond Recreation and Aquatics
Used SketchUp and Lumion

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Postby solo » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:27 pm

Antoine

Great model and great Lumion work.

I bet that must have been one hell of a job to set up. :o

Lumion is such a great product, however they really need to get interiors worked on as it needs better radiosity.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:42 pm

solo wrote:Antoine

Great model and great Lumion work.

I bet that must have been one hell of a job to set up. :o

Lumion is such a great product, however they really need to get interiors worked on as it needs better radiosity.



Yeah, I think I was one of the first folks that took on a large interior project. Seemed everything on their site was exterior or water and land related. But I like that they are taking suggestions and still updating the product.
I currently have a Natatorium in Plano that I am working on a walk through with Lumion.
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Postby solo » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:49 pm

I currently have a Natatorium in Plano that I am working on


If you need some interior/exterior still renders feel free to call on me.
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Postby marvins_dad » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:45 pm

solo wrote:
I currently have a Natatorium in Plano that I am working on


If you need some interior/exterior still renders feel free to call on me.


I got your number Pete. This one is filler work...we are slow right now. Next time we have a lot of work and the client is paying for the renderings I will give you a hollar.
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Postby marvins_dad » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:18 pm

Got news that these two projects will make it into the “Make Ideas Real” Sketchup Showcase -Woo-Hoo!
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Postby marvins_dad » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:21 pm

Yeah - I know these are on the first page, but these are photo matched a little better than before...
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