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3d Modelling of a church

Post by graham.watson » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:39 pm

We have been asked to look at scanning an old wooden church. As well as the pointcloud data the client has expressed an interest in creating a 3d model of the structure. What would people suggest as the best software to produce this. We would use a Faro scanner and Scene to register. Any advice appreciated

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Post by richard_m » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:57 am

Hi Graham,
graham.watson wrote: What would people suggest as the best software to produce this.
I'd suggest the suite of software posessed by your local survey/scanning contractor is the best software to produce this.

Failing that, it really comes down to deliverables. Beware the vague Client specification - always ends badly if you allow the Client to refine their spec as they figure out what they need during or after the scanning. If you can figure out what your Client wants the data for, i.e. BIM / Engineering / Architecture / Pretty marketing / etc, then we can work it backwards and suggest the best software and you can write the spec for your Client to agree.

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Post by mike annear » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:56 pm

Hi Graham,
The cheapest, most versatile, most compatible, 3D modelling software package capable of importing point-clouds is Rhino 3D.
The guys from Digital Surveys recently posted this;
( http://laserscanningforum.com/forum/vie ... =94&t=7262 )

I have been using Rhino for about 14 years, it has a vast array of plugins for everything from piping to footware :)
It is all about the deliverable, beware of anyone who tries to sell you a more expensive option :)

The attached pics are Rhino 3D models (rendered in 3ds Max) that I made of the Sydney Harbor Bridge from Riegl scans about 10 years ago....

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Post by mike annear » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:23 pm

I just found some Church 3D feature modelling I did from a few years ago, done in Rhino 3d,
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Post by pbashiri » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:12 pm

if your client is an architect , then the most logical choice would be Revit.
Be careful for the LOD they might expect , there is a pdf file we use here for it.
http://bimforum.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... cation.pdf

If you need help give me a shout , we can generate the model .
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Post by james.still » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:03 pm

it can be done in Revit, but depending on LOD and deviation agreed with the client, massing for some elements may be the only option which will result in a very large Revit file.

the key is to determine what the clients end requirements are for the model ie visuals, BIM

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Post by Michael240 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:01 am

Hi All,

The answer I am looking for is probably No! However I will ask the question. Is there a Plug-in for Rhino5 that is as good as PoinTools for Rhino was/is (That is if you still have a copy)?
I have been looking at Sycode who have PointCloud for Rhino, but has this got the capability of slicing PointClouds to Model Structures instead of Draping/Meshing? Anyone used this before?

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Re: 3d Modelling of a church

Post by Tejeswar » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:31 am

[quote="graham.watson"]We have been asked to look at scanning an old wooden church. As well as the pointcloud data the client has expressed an interest in creating a 3d model of the structure. What would people suggest as the best software to produce this. We would use a Faro scanner and Scene to register. Any advice appreciated

Hello Graham,
I would suggest you to use CYCLONE to model the structures and import the COE into Autocad.
Hope this may help you.
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Post by vpinglay » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:17 am

Hello Graham

There are many software's, you could use by as as Peyman Bashiri mentions, you may need to ask the level of detailing required by the client. I guess Rhino uses commands that are compatible with Autocad is much easier to use :-)

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Re: 3d Modelling of a church

Post by geowac » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:22 pm

Hi Graham.
the main question I think is what will the client do with your model!? And what skills do you have in modeling?

If it will be used for visualization rhino, maya, max, C4D will be fine, depending on the target software! In my opinion it is necessary to model in the destination software!

If you need a architecture model, ask for the destination software too! Most parts will be difficult to be transformed from Revit to Archicad or something else... Rhino and Autocad


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