To complete your three-dimensional modeling project and exercise your capacity to organize the presentation of three-dimensional building information.
To apply the concept of the four classes of model presentation images.
To document the spatial structure and inside/outside relationships in your project building.
To catalog the results of your project modeling efforts.
by Sarah Nersesian
Ward W. Willits House
Frank Lloyd Wright
by Todd Matthes
by Jacob Turley
by David Reusch
Cathedral of Pisa
by Timothy Keil
by Charles Shumate
Gordon Wu Hall
by Corey Meeks
In this assignment you will each generate several shaded and shadow-cast color renderings of the model you have been constructing over the last couple of weeks. Assemble these to make a presentation of your project, made up of at least three images from each of the four view types discussed below (for a total of at least 12 images).
This classification of view types provides us with a conceptual framework with which to make careful judgements, in the midst of the wide-open freedom of what views the software can generate. The more powerful your tools, the more you need to think about how to use them.
Avant-garde and shock-value images fit in here. Remember... context can be important. Nice Example
Rendered versions of the standard documentation drawings. Nice Example
These illustrate or diagram specific ideas, such as spatial organization. Nice Example
And these simulate the actual direct experience of a space. Nice Example
Although realistic sun angles are specifically essential in realistic views when using shadow-casting, you should also stick to realistic sun angles for other renderings. Otherwise the views you show will be inherently misleading, which is altogether different from simply being expressive.
When you have created these views of your model, you will need to create two complete sets of output to hand in -- a full set of color hard copies, and a set of electronic images. You will probably also want a set of each for yourself.
First, use the
Export > PICT
command to make each image from
DesignWorkshop a PICT format image file (or create PICT files for each image
using Capture). Title each PICT file according to the instructions below, to
If you want to enhance any of the PICT images from DesignWorkshop using the
skills you developed way back at the beginning of the course, be sure to import
the DW PICT(s) into Photoshop using the Photoshop
Acquire > Anti-aliased PICT
command. This takes advantage of the inherent object structure of the DW PICT,
to create smooth anti-aliased edges all through the DW image as it is turned
into the Photoshop painting-type format.
(Note: You could just
the DW PICT(s) into Photoshop, but they would come out with harsh, yucky 72dpi
There are three different formats or approaches you can take to producing the hard copies, which we'll discuss in class (a single D-size composition, printed on Anthemios, four tabloid size sheets with one for each view type, printed on Saarinen, or twelve 8.5"x11" sheets, one for each image, also printed on Saarinen). Whatever form they take, the titling of your final hard copies should be complete, including the building name, location, dates of design and/or construction, name of architect unless vernacular or historically unknown, plus your own name, the professor, course, and term.
To Hand In
-- Please submit the hard copy report to Professor Matthews' faculty mailbox (in the mail room adjacent to the Dean's Office) by 10.15am on Friday, 8 December 1995. (Reminder-- since we will keep the printouts you hand in, make extras for yourself.)
- Submit the following items electronically to the class folder on the Architecture Forest server in the Pacific Hall network zone:
1) In the "Final Views Folder", one folder containing your complete set of final PICT images and the ClarisWorks cover document. The folder must be named "A222.f95.views-YourFamilyName ". The files inside the folder should be named:
cover and contents pages -- a ClarisWorks word processing document
2) In the "Final Models Folder", your final three-dimensional DesignWorkshop
Pretty views 10
Realistic views 10
Classical descriptive views 10
Analytical views 10
Quality of hard copies 10
Quality of computer files 10
Total Points 60
Due in Professor Matthews' faculty mailbox, and at the file server, by 10.15am on Friday, 8 December 1995.
These view types are the building blocks of a new way to communicate architectural design information. Have fun admiring your construction and learning more about the structure you've chosen. And rest up for next term!
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