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3ds Max Design Architectural Visualization by Brian L. Smith

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CHAPTER 1

Understanding Architectural Drawings

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THE FOUNDATION OF ANY 3D visualization is the linework found in its architectural drawings. Just like a contractor needs drawings to erect a building, a 3D artist needs drawings to create a visualization. Understanding a set of architectural drawings is critical to efficient and accurate work in 3ds Max, and without knowing exactly how drawings are put together and what each component of a drawing indicates, a 3D artist is likely to spend a great deal of time trying to make sense of the madness that can be a set of architectural drawings.

Today, nearly all building projects use CAD to create architectural ...

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