Have you ever searched the Sketchup warehouse for any type of building? You know if you input just the search term “building”, you will get a whole lot of,…well,…building models and other things like it. And most of them are good in their own way and purposes. Now, out of all of those building models, how many of those are a literal and true representation of an actual building in the sense that the Sketchup building model can be navigated via first person perspective all throughout the inside of it?
And what if the building model is composed of multiple floors (or levels), would it have maybe some stairs that can be used to reach the rest of the floors? Or better yet, what about an elevator? I suppose if I really looked well in the Sketchup warehouse for this type of building model, I will be able to find some good ones.
Or I can just simply create my own version of one.
To make a long story short and get to the point, allow me to quickly introduce my first contribution to the gallery. So here it is, a little and humble creation of mines which I call for a better lack of a name, 5 Floors Building. I know, it’s a dumb simple name. But anyway, here’s how it looks like in Sketchup:
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I created this multi level building model by first making a series of prefabs modules that were all specially designed to accurately inter-connect with each other, pretty much like a 3d puzzle. This way I greatly reduce the tedious and repetitive task of making so many of the same model parts. Whenever I need to use the same particular prefab again and again, I just copy and paste it over and over. Here’s the 5 Floor Building model all broken up in it’s prefab parts:
The prefab floor modules:
These here are the stairs prefab modules:
Yep, it is what it looks like. Here’s the prefab of the elevator well:
Now, even though I did my building with only 5 floors, in reality there is no limit to how many floors it can have. As an example, here is one with 10 floors:
Going back to my 5 Floor Building model, I have decided to share something special concerning this model. Would you like to look and walk inside and outside of the 5 Floor Building in an online 3D scene setting? You can even operate a working elevator to get to the top floors! Well, I have just that…You see, I converted this Sketchup model to an interactive WebGL 3D webpage!
So yea, please be my guest and check it out here: