Peer help needed here!
A client of mine has asked me to do some schemes for their Jet; “cool, what an awesome job” I think.
The output I need is:
• A load of 3 view options and some renders for presentation
• Iteration of design
• Dimensioned drawings showing the painters how to implement the scheme.
I use Thea Render for the obvious.
So I bought a model of the plane from one of the online model vendors in .3DS format (I also have a load of other formats) and imported it. It’s incredibly accurate. So much so that I think it possibly came from the manufacturer originally. It also has the projection maps for a standard colour scheme in .psd format.
The converted file was 200MB and I used the Artisan toolset to reduce it to just under 100MB but it’s still very dense, plus I had to spend a whole evening fixing holes and errors.
So as far as I can think there are two ways forward as far as scheme designs go:
- Model the scheme onto the plane so the SketchUp materials are burnt into the geometry
This has the advantage of being able to use Thea Render materials but hugely time consuming for complicated schemes (the client likes plaid (tatran)
- Slap projection maps of the scheme on the model using the projection mapping technique used for more organic shapes.
I have a strong feeling that this might be a lot easier in 3D Studio, but I don’t own a license and haven’t used it for a decade.
How would you approach this?
Attached are some views, a grab of the photoshop document and the LayOut sheet