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By Rod Jurich
#202728
David Collins wrote:/........ when you consider that it took me nearly seven years to complete. /..........
David, first many thanks for sharing your work, fantastic. Even more so that you completed within our favoured s'ware.

Question, what version did you begin this work and how difficult was it, if at all, to migrate to later versions?

Again fist class demonstration for ArchiCAD, let alone your own skills. 8)
By Don Lee
#202742
All this becomes less amazing when you consider that it took me nearly seven years to complete. I actually never intended to take it to such extremes, but the darn thing just turned out to be so interesting.....
Actually, I find it even more of an amazing accomplishment!
Do you think tools such as Objective, or the new shell tool might have helped?
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By David Collins
#202756
Rod Jurich wrote: Question, what version did you begin this work and how difficult was it, if at all, to migrate to later versions?
Many thanks for all the kind comments!

The project was started in version 9 and was completed in version 13. It migrated beautifully from one version to the next, primarily because it had its own custom library of objects and textures. The standard ArchiCAD library was always loaded, but I never used any of its objects or textures. Hence, no dots for missing objects and no bewildering messages about older library parts.
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By David Collins
#202757
Don Lee wrote: Do you think tools such as Objective, or the new shell tool might have helped?
Not so much, actually. The new shell tool is really just a brilliant graphic interface for things that have existed in GDL for years. And one of the first things I learned in GDL was how to add a rotation parameter to an object.

For the most part I was creating polygon, slab and mesh components graphically in ArchiCAD, then dragging-and-dropping them into GDL script. From there it was just a matter of organizing them into sub-scripts, rotating and moving the parts into position and adding variables as needed. You learn how to do most of that in the first 20 pages of the GDL Cookbook.
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By Rod Jurich
#202760
David Collins wrote:/........ You learn how to do most of that in the
first 20 pages of the GDL Cookbook.
David NC was extremely generous when I first began.
Still one of the best reference books about :D
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By junior
#202802
This is beautiful work David. Truly inspiring and a fine example of what ArchiCAD and a skilled user is capable of achieving.

The learning opportunities that present itself in taking on such a project (modeling wise alone), is vast... Thank you for sharing.

What version of Artlantis did you use?
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By David Collins
#202833
junior wrote: The learning opportunities that present itself in taking on such a project (modeling wise alone), is vast... What version of Artlantis did you use?
The project had huge educational returns for ArchiCAD, GDL, Photoshop, Artlantis & QuickTime VR, to say nothing of the equivalent of an advanced degree in English Gothic History, Design and Construction. And no student loans, either.

All the rendering was done in Artlantis Studio 2. I've since upgraded thru versions 3 & 4, but it was easier to keep the Fenchurch project in 2.0 rather than rework all the lighting and radiosity settings for the VR panoramas as Abvent fussed with their rendering engine.
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By Erika Epstein
#202860
David,
You should be able to recoup some of the cost giving a talk about the making of the video :D
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