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Author Topic: Anim8or Model planning approval  (Read 1873 times)

Thor

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Anim8or Model planning approval
« on: June 02, 2009, 08:18:04 pm »

1st off, just want to say thanks for this great program.

I recently helped out my father-in-law by producing some plans for planning permission for some chalets he wants to build.

With the help of anim8or I went a step further and built the chalets in situ and created a couple of complimentary animations.

The chalets met immediate approval when the planning department saw the sum total of this work.

See the summary of the work at http://www.originart.eu/leraback/leraback2.html.

There's 2 pages, 1 animation (allow time to start after pushing play) on each and a bunch of screenies on page 1.

The chalets look like hobbit holes I know, but I didnt design them, only modelled them.

Thanks agaian for this excellent program.
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Re: Anim8or Model planning approval
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 12:32:10 am »

That is a great idea and glad it worked out for you.

It was nicely done.
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Re: Anim8or Model planning approval
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 02:57:17 am »

It's great to see Anim8or being used for "serious" uses as well as entertainment.  That's really excellent work Thor, and I particularly like the integration into the real environment.  From experience, planning department officials are generally an unimaginative bunch, so I can see how this would have been a great help.

Are the models accurate to the drawings, in terms of design and site location, or are they more of an "artist's impression"?  Also, is the topography of the site based on cartographic data?
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Thor

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Re: Anim8or Model planning approval
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 10:45:56 am »

The drawings are actual scale representations, topography is based on estimations from a bunch of refrence photographs and some local knowledge (I lived there for a few years).

The location is so remote (Isle of Foula, Shetland Isles) I dont think a thoedolite has been used there much, so there not any really acurate data available.

See Foula here http://www.originart.eu/shetland/west/foula/foula_map.html . Leraback B&B is the location. When you see this place you can understand why its known as "The Edge of the world" http://www.originart.eu/features/foulacliffs
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Re: Anim8or Model planning approval
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 02:13:31 pm »

I thought that looked suspiciously Scottish or some sort of Northern England.  I've always liked the stark, simple landscapes from that part of the UK. And this definitely does a good job capturing that. The building styles, everything, lend to the atmosphere.

A very fun little run-about video, though I'd suggest slowing it down a bit so one can enjoy the scene in a bit more leisurely mode... Especially since it's a very "slowed down" life one would expect from such a scene.

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