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3D for Graphic Designers by Ellery Connell

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CHAPTER 10

Modeling Architectural Exteriors

Creating the model for a building exterior can be a daunting task. Orthographic views individually offer less than the necessary amount of information for creating geometry, the complex hard surfaces can be difficult to visualize, and choosing the right type of modeling technique can be difficult. With some practice, however, this task can become quick, efficient, and fun. This chapter covers the following:

  • Setting up reference images and blocking geometry
  • Using blocked-in geometry to create the final structure
  • Adding secondary structures
  • Using subdivision surfaces in a polygonal model
  • Modeling complex surfaces with displacement maps and baked geometry

Setting Up Reference Images and Blocking Geometry ...

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