I’m just gonna pip in with my experience.
I took up SU in Jan 2017 so have about a year with it.
Wanted to find a way to make money out of it in my geographic area so, with only 2 models under my belt, appealed to architects to see if they needed any models made. Going one further, with the end goal of producing renders (marketing materials).
I am not getting many responses but there are probably good reasons for.that.
-the problem with no response is… like going for jobs… If u hear nothing back, u learn nothing, u just keep trying…
So next time, I sent out emails saying ‘work done for free’. I figured it’s more appealing.
– I think that for a lot of architects, the render and a model is only 5% of the start to finish of construction. They may have their own guys in house who already do this task, and so why even bother replying to a guy offering to do it for free.
- from my perspective, it’s just useful for me to: try and aquire 2d floor plans, because it’s a fairly easy, (maybe lengthy) depending how much detail you add), process which wld.help.me build up real world examples of work, boost my portfolio, and they get something for free. Who’d say no? Well, a lot of em it turns out.
I’ve sent this offer to about 200 architects in south east UK. Only about 6 replied at the most.
Anyway anyway anyway.
In the meantime I applied to a construction firm to see if there were any mundane/junior tasks someone could do at any achitects on their books. I’m always up front and say, I’m not an architect, I haven’t studied it, I’m trying to learn by real/completed projects. (I have a little exp in building trade, I say that too).
I got one reply, but they are after someone who uses Revit.
That prompted me to look up ‘draughtsmen’ jobs in my area. And it looks like 95% use AutoCAD, Revit or Archicad.
So I took to Google 'sketchup Vs Revit’
results were bizarre… someone said ‘sketchup not as accurate as Revit or AutoCAD’
–what!!! A program which offers cm, inches, mm (naturally), feet. All kinds of formats is not ‘accurate?’ every ■■■■ computer comes with a calculator because they ARE a calculator! slightly different but do you get me?