Log Cabin appearance

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Log Cabin appearance

Postby Conman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:42 pm

I will be teaching a beginners revit course in January and one of the students works for a local company who specialises in producing log cabins. I know that he is going to want to produce renders that look 'log cabiny' i.e showing the wide horizontal corrugations of stacked logs or maybe weatherboarding.
I am not to familiar with surface pattern or how to achieve this for the renders. Anybody got any pointers?
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Re: Log Cabin appearance

Postby Revit Zone » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:02 pm

Conman wrote:I will be teaching a beginners revit course in January and one of the students works for a local company who specialises in producing log cabins. I know that he is going to want to produce renders that look 'log cabiny' i.e showing the wide horizontal corrugations of stacked logs or maybe weatherboarding.
I am not to familiar with surface pattern or how to achieve this for the renders. Anybody got any pointers?


Hi :D

Basically you have got two main choices to start with:-

you can either:-

a) simulate the individual logs / planks by use of a surface pattern that is applied over a large monolithic wall area.

or

b) you can actually model the logs / planks as individual elements and actually build up the model that way.

With boarding, you can get away with a rendered material.....

timber boarding.jpg
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but for logs, I dont think this is going to work. The individual units (ie the logs) are two large. For this, I would be included to model some parametric logs and actually build up the cabin using them. This also has huge benefits in being able to schedule the number and size of logs required.

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Re: Log Cabin appearance

Postby Conman » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply.
I think i will suggest option A as it sounds easier and my modelling skills aren't that advanced. I will use a monolithic wall type and then suggest using a detail view (2D section) to show the construction.

The weatherboarding in your image looks fantastic, is that an out of the box pattern or one that you had to manually photograph and import?
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Re: Log Cabin appearance

Postby Revit Zone » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:44 pm

Conman wrote:Thanks for the prompt reply.
I think i will suggest option A as it sounds easier and my modelling skills aren't that advanced. I will use a monolithic wall type and then suggest using a detail view (2D section) to show the construction.

The weatherboarding in your image looks fantastic, is that an out of the box pattern or one that you had to manually photograph and import?


The boarding for this material was from an image off the Internet. If you google "repeating textures" you'll find loads of sites where you can get all sorts of free texture images- they MUST be repeatable or you will end up with a chequerboard effect.

Let us know how you get on? If you need any help with this, just ask away :D

Cheers,
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