Green Rascal Design

A.    Walls, doors and windows modeled in 3D in AutoCAD, import directly to 3ds Max.     Line drawings you can extrude in Rhino with the below procedure:

1.    Extruding walls, as discussed: have all closed polylines, and in Rhino extrude them straight up to ceiling height.

2.    Doors, for simple doors:
   a.    Make a solid rectangular door, or if glass make a single plane with solid frame.
   b.    Make a solid frame for the opening with booleans, and make a solid jamb with a swept shape.
   c.    Make any necessary hardware if desired at this stage

3.    Windows, for simple windows follor door procedures.

B.    Casework, for AutoCAD casework import directly to 3ds Max.

    Line drawn casework model in Rhino similar to doors and windows:

1.    Base masses should be made similar to walls with surface extrusions straight up.

2.    Cabinet Doors and Drawer fronts should be made similar to passage doors with solid rectangles.

3.    Hardware should be limited if not required for overall project at this point, but be solids if needed.
   a.    Make simple handles with a shape swept along a rail.
   b.    Revolve profile curves for knobs.

4.    Counter Tops should be solids made at top of Bases and extruded up to counter height.

5.    Upper Cabinet masses should be solids, doors and hardware similar to Bases.

C.    Furnishings modeled in AutoCAD import directly to 3ds Max.

    Custom designed furnishings can be modeled in Rhino or 3ds Max:

1.    Make solid frames with shapes swept along rails if possible, use revolve, etc. if necessary.

2.    Make upholstery solids or planes as necessary, but keep it limited.
3.    Physical textures will be image heightfields - discussed later in phase 3.


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