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Synide
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2D House to 3D...

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09-10-2009 05:53 AM
Hello,

I'm new to this forum and I'm really looking for some help for a project I'm working on.

I have been given some DWG's of house plans that need converting to 3D models. I'm having a real struggle because this is the first time I've really used AutoCad before (I'm very familiar with 3DSMax and Maya though). I have familiarized myself with many of the tools but I've come to a complete wall.

I have attached an image of where I currently am, I think you can get this jist of things. I just need to know of a way of taking these sides and connecting them to make a 3D model that I can use for visualization. What would be my next steps?

I've looked all over the internet and I can't find one tutorial that guides you from a converting a 2D house plan to a 3D model!..

Thanks
*Igor Mironenko
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 06:19 AM in reply to: Synide
Sorry to tell you that but it is not likely you will be able to do it this
week. There is a serious learning curve in front of you. It would be of
great benefit to you if someone could sit side by site with you and guide
you through the process of getting that building modelled in 3D. Or better
yet - get some training in the software starting from the basics.
Best of luck,
Igor.

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Hello,

I'm new to this forum and I'm really looking for some help for a project I'm
working on.

I have been given some DWG's of house plans that need converting to 3D
models. I'm having a real struggle because this is the first time I've
really used AutoCad before (I'm very familiar with 3DSMax and Maya though).
I have familiarized myself with many of the tools but I've come to a
complete wall.

I have attached an image of where I currently am, I think you can get this
jist of things. I just need to know of a way of taking these sides and
connecting them to make a 3D model that I can use for visualization. What
would be my next steps?

I've looked all over the internet and I can't find one tutorial that guides
you from a converting a 2D house plan to a 3D model!..

Thanks
*Nathan
Message 3 of 14 (975 Views)

Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 06:36 AM in reply to: Synide
Why would you do it in autocad rather than in Max?
A 3d model in autocad is useless anyway except for rendering which I assume
you will do in max ... or not?

Basics
You need a closed Polyline for each shape. PEDIT command
EXTRUDE into a solid.
Use SUBTRACT on another solid to remove holes for windows
UNION to join solids together.

ROTATE3D allows you to align componants together.

Get the view tools visible to switch to side views

wow good luck you have some work to do.

wrote in message news:6252135@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hello,

I'm new to this forum and I'm really looking for some help for a project I'm
working on.

I have been given some DWG's of house plans that need converting to 3D
models. I'm having a real struggle because this is the first time I've
really used AutoCad before (I'm very familiar with 3DSMax and Maya though).
I have familiarized myself with many of the tools but I've come to a
complete wall.

I have attached an image of where I currently am, I think you can get this
jist of things. I just need to know of a way of taking these sides and
connecting them to make a 3D model that I can use for visualization. What
would be my next steps?

I've looked all over the internet and I can't find one tutorial that guides
you from a converting a 2D house plan to a 3D model!..

Thanks
*Pro
Modman_4
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 07:43 AM in reply to: Synide
...another thing would be to set up multiple views in modelspace (top, front, side, iso etc) so that the UCS is different for each one. That way, once you thicken some of these objects with the extrude command, you can cut them from the top view and place them in the front or side view more easily. You can build a basic house shape very quickly. It's the details that will slow you way down...
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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JDMather
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 10:50 AM in reply to: Synide
>A 3d model in autocad is useless anyway except for rendering ....

Huh?
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 01:19 PM in reply to: Synide
WHY do you want a 3d model Mather?
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Synide
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 01:30 PM in reply to: Synide
Hey,
Cheers for the speedy responses. I think with the time that I have, I may have to give this project a miss. I think to get to grips with this I'd need to learn about the 2D drafting elements too which would take me too long. Much appreciated anyways.

Jason.
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JDMather
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 01:55 PM in reply to: Synide
>WHY do you want a 3d model Mather?

Huh?
Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 02:24 PM in reply to: Synide
i mean synide
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mspangenberg8610
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Re: 2D House to 3D...

09-10-2009 03:45 PM in reply to: Synide
Hello there,

3D align is a good tool to use or to rotate your elevations up onto a 3D Box or PolySolid then you can presspull and slice the box to fit your elevations of your house. The one thing that you have to get used to in 3D is the UCS read up on using the UCS X,Y and Z axis. You wont be able to work in 3D properly unless you know how to use it. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

Matt
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