Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Week Fourteen: Sketch Up Lakeshore Apartment Walk-Through (Post Two)

While working on the Sketch Up project we were asked as a class to create a walk-through of the final space using sketch up podium walk-through. While I feel the finished project is decent, I feel the quality isn't good enough for the amount of time it took to render the scenes within the video. (The video was also done at the highest possible setting within sketch up).

I feel like sketch up handles lighting and reflections (i.e. mirrors) really well, while everything else isn't at the level I'd like it to be at. However, I couldn't make the video any better in terms of quality because I was already at the programs "maximum level".

Also, during the video there are some spots that didn't render well for some reason even though the items are in "perfect" condition when looking at it through the program on my computer (i.e. the photo behind the bed, the weird white spot on the couch and the dinner plates). Having spent 18 hours rendering the video, seeing those mistakes/problems in the video do bother me, however it isn't a "simple fix" because I would have to wait another 18 hours to render the video in order to see if the problem was corrected.

Having said all this, I think Sketch Up has it's "high" points, but I don't think it's the end all be all in the world of beautiful design.

Below is my walk-through video:

Note: make sure to "upgrade" the quality of the video in the browser while watching the video.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Week Fourteen: Sketch Up Orthographic and Perspective Views (Post One)

We were asked to post our sketch up orthographic and perspective views pulled from the Lakeshore apartment design done for our visualization class. Below is a photo of both items:

To be honest, I'd have to say this was the easiest task I had tom complete while working within sketch up. I believe it took a total of 15-20 minuets to compile everything together neatly. I was pleasantly surprised by this and feel they came out nicely.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Week Thirteen: Sketch Up Rendered Perspective (Post Two)

One of the requirements of the sketch up project is to complete a rendered perspective as you would when presenting it to a client. After working with the program and adding the proper lighting sources throughout the space, I was able to generate the following perspective:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Week Thirteen: Sketch Up Check In (Post One)

Having just begun pulling the Lakeshore Apartment together in sketch up, we were asked to submit a "check in" within the class so Stephanie could gauge our progress with the assignment. At this point in the project I've successfully integrated my AutoCAD design of the lakeshore apartment into sketch up and I've pulled up the walls, added in windows (with cloud reflections) and doors throughout. I have yet to begin working on the interior of the space. Below are some images of my progress thus far:

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekly Sketch 12

This week we were asked to do another one point perspective of the space we are currently developing in sketch up for our visual class and studio assignments. My sketch is very quickly done; shown below:

Sketch was done with #2 pencil, with a black sharpie sketched over once it was completed.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Week Twelve: Post Two

Since the semester is fast coming to a close, I'm beginning to think about the "independent" project we are planned to work on later this semester (aka in about a week). I think working on another Rhino project would be a good, since I feel that continuing with that program would help refresh myself on the inner workings of the software. (Considering it's been 5 or so months since the last time I worked with the program). I'm excited to find out the terms of the project and see if they apply to the software in a cohesive way.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Week Twelve: Post One

During this week of class we continued focusing our energy on sketch up. I really enjoy this program in comparison with some of the other programs we've used and learned this year/semester in this course. I also, to be frank, am happy that this portion of the semester/project is smaller in comparison to the AutoCAD project we just completed. (That project was bit of a killer-although I did thoroughly enjoy it).

Friday, April 3, 2015

Weekly Sketch 11

This week we were asked to do another one point perspective sketch (since last week was so bad as a class collectively).

I slowed down a bit and did a better job than last week. But than again, I do still need work with perspectives-they are my weakness.