What if you were asked by a creative mind to generate a 3D model of a Net Zero Ecology House from dwg engineering files, down to plumbing lines and all structural ?
I said I could do it using TurboCAD for some parts and Envisioneer for others. And I did.
Then what if you were asked to represent the model in conjunction with an East Coast 'agricultural' college interested in building the Ecology Home surrounded by 'Sustainable Gardens' ?
I said, send me the Garden layout. Which they did and although I don't have a green thumb and the layout was a plan view drawn with pastels, more artistic than well defined I gave it a shot.
So, the link below is the result.
I imported the finished model into Real Time Landscape Architect and after completing a daytime video, I decided to try a night time version. Started at 10 am this morning and just finished uploading the video to You Tube. 1:00 am.
Not knowing what on the 'plan' a light green pastel means as opposed to dark green , I added grape vines / sunflowers , cabbage , onions, lettuce , various shrubs and trees. Some water features using collected rainwater ++ were added and I hit Create Movie.
379 mb wmv file
5028 Frames at 30 fps
83 min 48 seconds later it was done.
2:48 seconds long.
AND I got it to do 1080 HD by using the larger output.
All this was made possible by learning 'some aspects' of TCAD years ago !! with a ton of help from the good folks on this forum ! http://youtu.be/6wrRUxssKok
Thanks .. (ps.. that's my better half and me, enjoying the evening)