I always liked working in different materials. So far, the customer
likes what she sees in this rendering.
I'm kinda happy with it even though it was a bear to render.
I thought, I'd share. Tell me what you think.
I think I like it, but it's unique enough that I haven't decided for
sure. It doesn't jump out and grab me one way or the other.
I know the first thing LOML would say - "That'd be a pain to keep
clean!" Will your customer have children or grandchildren in the
house? I foresee lots of fingerprints on those nice shiny panels...
This lady doesn't clean. Her staff does though.
It's not exactly my taste either. I'm far more traditional that this.
This reminds me of Hugh Heffner somehow.
In many ways, this is straight out of the 50's
BTW, those nice shiny panels will be sandblasted (inside), tempered
That was the only complaint I'd have. Damned if I want to worry about how
neatly the dishes were stacked behind closed doors. Kitchens are supposed
to be used, not showrooms for the China. Ooooops, what am I thinking.
Kitchens are status symbols for people that never cook.
Not my style, but if you like modern, it is very nice.
I like! ... considering how I've been sitting here all day doing the same
thing for a new kitchen that I need to get started on, only in lowly 2D. I
envy you your Mac CAD tools.
It's a bit too cool to be out in the shop today ... damn hard to believe
it's April in Houston.
> It's a bit too cool to be out in the shop today ... damn hard to believe
> it's April in Houston.
In the 40's at Augusta, even here in SoCal, will be lucky to have the
fog clear enough to reach the mid 60's.
Not condusive to applying finish outside today.
TurboCad Professional will allow you to design in 3D and then render in
hidden line, draft and quality rendering. You choose your materials, choose
the finish (ie reflectivity, % opacity), choose the light source(s), and so
on. TurboCad has gotten a bit more expensive over the years, but the
features make it worthwhile if you need to perform 2D and 3D operations.
Not sure, but I think you can get a 30-day trial of turbocad to try ...
you'll have to check the web site.
I was looking at TCPro some time ago. There are mac versions which I
Vectorworks and Strata are second nature to me as I have been with
those two companies since their beginning.
I tend to create models the same way as I build them RT which make
them a bit bulky.
My 5 piece door symbols, for instance, are parametric. As I stretch
them to a certain dimension, the rail and stile widths stay
constrained. I put a lot of time into the learning curve(s)
The rendering engine is simple. Slap on some paint, hang a couple of
bulbs and flip a switch....
Building models is very therapeutic for me. The hardware is becoming
affordable so that models can become more true to the real world. I am
working on a model of a Gibson Les Paul and I can finally entertain
the idea that I can create a helix for a wound string without breaking
the RAM bank at render time.
The CNC thing is still on the horizon as well. Right now I am dealing
with 2 86-year old parents and Angela is finishing up another batch of
credits towards her being able to hang her own shingle. All that will
come to a head in the next couple of years. Meanwhile, I am doing my
part to stay sane. *EG*
Life has become a lot easier now that I know that the answer is 42.
always good to hear from you
I did download the trial of "Pro". It is a toy.
But I think you just cleared up the reason why the PC version is more
than 3 times the price of the 'Pro' version for the Mac.
I appreciate the heads-up though.
Yes, you can get the trial but it is version 12, which is so full of bugs
you need an industrial size can of raid to go with it. Last version that was
any good was 11.2. That's what I continue to use despite having bought 12.
After several patches they have still failed to fix it. They have since
given up and now want everyone to buy the new version. To see what it is
capable of, go here: http://www.turbocad.com/examples.asp
Rick (excitedly waving his arms in the air) ... I know, I know!
The kitchen in the Restaurant At The End of The Universe.
Actually Rob ... that looks cool. Not exactly to my taste (too large to fit
into our modest kitchen) but an interesting design.
I'm imagining some of the finer details (like what I can see past the
low end of the kitchen), but I think it's really cool.
I really like the white & brass against the figured mahogany colored
cabinets. This reminds me of something I might see on a brand new,
ultra-rich yacht or aircraft (in smaller setup). Totally stylish!
I'm taking the lower cabinets to also be glass faced?
For shure. I know that I am nowhere near getting a final approval from
her. I am, however, impressing her with the speed of the design
changes as she tables them. That 'wood'work, is going to be laminate.
She has the entire chain-set of samples from Wilsonart, Arborite,
Formica, Nevamar and a couple of others. She loves the frosted glass
idea..and I have yet to tell her that she can dial the amount of frost
When she approves a design, I will save a rendring and try to over-lap
it with an actual picture. I can mark a position and altitude of a
virtual camera. The focal length metaphor is awkward as lens lengths
are now all screwy with the digital cameras and my settings are all
based on a 24 x 36 mm frame... but I should be able to fake it.
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