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Some Elevations

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:27 pm
by Matt_A
posting the elevations recently completed of an existing house in New England.
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Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:51 am
by patrickm
Very nice!

Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:29 pm
by fred johnson
Very, very nice!

Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:16 pm
by RTCool
Indeed! Really nice!

Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:40 pm
by bellarchitect
Nice Matt! What tool technique did you use to get the variations in colors for the shingles? Thanks - Frank

Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:52 am
by Matt_A
Thank you for the kind words.

For the shingles there is (working up from the back)
white opaque layer
gradient from cedar to light gray, it is about 15% for the fill opacity
to get some variety in the shingle color I have shingles as described below
then a layer made with the shingle tool, except I deleted the doubled horizontal lines that the tool draws, the lines are grouped and set to about 50% line opacity as a group.

To make the shingles I used the jiggle tool, both for color and for location.
first for color, I made a single shingle, set it to an average shingle color, made a bunch of copies and then played with the jiggle color options until I got a range of colors that I liked. Made a few copies of all these in a big pile, then
used the jiggle location tool to distribute them over a pretty wide area.
THEN, using selection by enclosing window I would pick a wide and shallow region containing colored rectangles, and aligned their tops and then grouped them. Using the shingle module as a nudge dimension I offset these out of the jiggle mess into a clean area. If I got too many in the selection set it was sometimes necessary to delete a few.
Repeat that ten or twelve times and I had a wall-sized set of variously colored shingle-sized rectangles that were on no particular module horizontally, but vertically would fall on shingle coursing.

Re: Some Elevations

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:05 pm
by bellarchitect
Thanks Matt! Sorry for the delay in responding to how you did the technique......we've all been vey busy with the influx of work, which is a blessing! :)