Posted by Jeff on May 22, 2001 at 21:27:06:
In Reply to: Re: Manufacturing Plant > *Sizzle* < posted by Gary on May 21, 2001 at 23:20:00:
The "wild mesh/grillwork thing" is a piece of perforated brushed aluminum. The architect has extended the feel of this industry's particular processes and melded them into the exterior embelishments. This plant is for a "tape manufacturer" (commonly referred as the 'converting industry'), were you would see wide films being twisted and turned about many rolls. The perforated material seemingly extrudes from the nearest exterior wall, winding around towards the cylindrical conference room structure as the illusion continues as the film starts to wraps around the cylinder in a upward corkscrew motion. While this is the only 'finished rendering' that has presently been completed, I should post one of the 8 or so un-finished rendered images that were rendered to assist the firm in design confirmation only. You could see better how they were successful in using this creative future converstation piece that will be very familiar to those familiar with the industry.
I tried...I really did. Placing trees in the model, however, is just one big pain. I crossed to plains, one for the image (90 degrees to the camera), one for the shadowing (90 degrees to the sun)...just like the article said. But I would have spent way to much time in nudging and re-rendering. All the vegatation was placed post-process with Picture Publisher 8. All the Landscaping Objects and Textures are ImageCels as you suggested. I'll try again someday...
Good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.