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Re: So how tall is this building and other needed architectural clues.
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2009, 09:23:20 AM »
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Are you building a flat, or just making an image for the back drop?
If you're building a flat, you're going to be beholden to commercially available window castings, so you would adjust your height and width to keep things proportional.

If you have a program that lets you draw to dimension, I would just guesstimate it to start, then monkey around with it until it looks right.

Massing and proportion are more important in building a presentational model than raw dimensions.

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Re: So how tall is this building and other needed architectural clues.
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 12:09:44 PM »
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"If you have a program that lets you draw to dimension, I would just guesstimate it to start, then monkey around with it until it looks right.
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That's basically what I did.  If found the building on the Sanborn maps which told me the width and depth and then brought the picture into a 3D program.  From there I fit a box to the pespective of the photo as best as I could.

FWIW, the upper floors are 10' w/6' windows.  It's about 97' to the underside of the roof.  This building in particular is way in the background, but can be seen from two different views as the CGW makes a 90deg turn about halfway through town.

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