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3ds Max Design Architectural Visualization by Brian L. Smith

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CHAPTER 5

Creating Roofs

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AFTER WALLS ARE ERECTED AND windows and doors are in place, the next logical object to create for a building is the roof. If you rely on BIM software to create your roofs, you can literally create a roof with a few clicks of the mouse, but while this can seem like an appealing feature for this type of software, creating complex roof structures with BIM software can often be more of an annoyance than a pleasure. This is because of the somewhat limited capability of today’s software to try to interpret what you try to direct. While the methods described in this chapter will not afford you the opportunity to create a roof ...

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