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Old 11-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Assistance needed - Hope you can help

Hello,

I have to model a conservatory for a university project and map it onto an actual photograph and don't know were to start??

I am using 3DS Max and have taken some reference photographs of the back of my house. i now need to model the conservatory at an angle similiar to the angle of the photo taken then render asif the photo and the model fit seamlessly.

and i havent a clue how to do this?? can anyone help??

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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first model the conservatory the way is should be. about the angle you can worry later. this will be a question for your camera (settings).
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First make an outline or low poly version of the conservatory. You could use planes and boxes for this. The important thing is to get the shape and proportions right.

Next, create a camera and set the background image for the viewport as the picture you are matching the model to.

Move and rotate the camera around, including changing it's FOV to match the orientation of the picture. You may need to rescale some parts of the model at this point to make it match exactly.

Once you have it as close as possible, use the low poly model as the template for the actual model. Freeze the low poly details and model the actual parts based on the position of the low poly parts.

Job done!
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