Last Semester, we had done some pretty tough projects. Building design 1 had given us a requirement to make plans and estimate cost analysis for Two-Storey R-2 residential Building. Luckily, we had accomplished all the required tasks that were given to us by our instructor. Here is a glimpse of our designs:
The following model is conceptual. It does not exist in reality. The softwares used here are Sketchup and Thea Render. The concept is the Church on the Hill according to what have been said in Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."
The theme is to publicly pronounce and proclaim Christ to all so I decided to build a Church on a hill.
The following images are the output. The doors have stained glasses depicting the Stations of the Cross and the Scene where Christ gave the keys to Peter (Petrine Primacy). There is also a presentation of the altar and the Adoration Chapel of the Church model.
We are aware of the fact that the Earth itself is not flat. Of course, our planet is not just flat plane but it has series of formations such as mountains, hills, trenches, valleys, etc. Our favorite 3d software has the ability to create landscapes according to the topographic features you want. Sketchup has this plugin that can really do amazing 3d models of mountains and landscapes you want to draw through the availability of 2d contour maps.
Sandbox tool is the solution.
You can actually learn how to draw landscapes in Sketchup by watching tutorials on youtube such as this (sandbox tutorial, sandbox scratch). We also made a video for the sandbox scratch tutorial for you to easily learn how to create landscapes.
Now, using proxies and models, you can now put models on the scratch like trees, grasses, and vegetations and prepare for rendering the scene.