View Full Version : 70 storey mixed-use tower, 310-320m
June 20th, 2007, 10:41 PM
Here's my new design for a 70 storey mixed use tower. The height should be 310-320m. I must say this building came in the end in a different way than i first tought it would be,but i think it's ok this way.
What do you think?
June 20th, 2007, 11:09 PM
i really like this tower :D one of your best
Dubai Fan 4 Life
June 20th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Great design dc00
June 21st, 2007, 09:29 AM
June 21st, 2007, 09:48 AM
June 21st, 2007, 02:41 PM
Whooa! brilliant stuff!
June 21st, 2007, 03:10 PM
Soo nice mate, what's that sofware?
June 21st, 2007, 04:18 PM
i LOVED IT!
June 22nd, 2007, 08:07 PM
Thank you all for your compliments. It's good to know you like my work.
SkyLerm, i use Sketchup and Vue 5 Infinite for rendering.
June 23rd, 2007, 05:24 AM
Im lovin it!
June 23rd, 2007, 12:22 PM
Nice building and nice palms!!
June 23rd, 2007, 12:24 PM
Would love to see this one get built! Do you have more?
June 24th, 2007, 12:11 AM
I'm posting two more pictures.
Rahmani, it would be great to see this building in real. Maybe we will see it....one day in near future :)
June 25th, 2007, 11:03 PM
June 26th, 2007, 12:06 AM
awesome job. :)
June 26th, 2007, 06:44 AM
I could see that fitting into any city's skyline.
July 2nd, 2007, 06:10 PM
great...ur best one so far
July 3rd, 2007, 05:53 PM
Those palmtrees. Did you draw them yourself or are they in the rendering program you used??
July 4th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Thank you all for your comments.
Gendo Akari,yes,it was one of my goals to make a skyscraper that could fit into any city's skyline.
Edwin kok86, those palmtrees are a part of the program i use for rendering. I'm not that good at drawing trees :)
July 7th, 2007, 03:33 AM
July 7th, 2007, 03:36 AM
Wow what software is that?
July 7th, 2007, 03:48 AM
dcOO, ur design is awesome!
July 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM
I am very impressed by your work. I am a newbie here and I got valuable information here about 3D and all that stuff. I have a personal project which requires a 3D high definition building view and I spent some time trying to find the right (and easiest) solution (I have no knowledge at all in architecture or 3D software). So far, it seems that designing with Sketchup is the easiest, while rendering with some specific software (Vue 5) comes after.
I have a few questions :
1. About texturing : is it better to make plain white buildings in sketchup and apply textures in a 3D software (such as Vue 5 ?) ? Or do we apply textures in Sktchup which will be treated and rendered by Vue 5 later on ?
2. When do you apply transparency on windows ? in sketchup or Vue 5 ?
3. Is it better to make individual windows or make a whole building window pane and make framework around it (not sure to be clear here...)
4. How to apply some inside building light effects ? (in order to show some lit offices and some dark ones like a real city building) ?
Further questions to come I guess... Thanks if anybody can reply to that first bunch of...
July 8th, 2007, 03:44 PM
wow, wonderful tower...why can't this be a genuinly propsal :)
July 8th, 2007, 05:51 PM
extra question :
what is the minimum pc config for using and rendering Vue 5 infinite ?
July 10th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Thank you for your comments.
Sequoiatc, i'll try to answer your questions.
As i said in some previous posts, Sketchup is a very good 3D software,especially for beginners. But some of designers here use different 3d softwares,more powerfull but more difficult,so i think Sketchup is the best for you.
About the rendering, you will see what kind of software will fit you. I found Vue 5 very interesting and powerfull tool and you can see the results. But there is many other software that you can use for rendering.
I have a really old PC ( 1,15 GHz, 512 RAM, GeForce4 ) and it takes about 20-30min to render a picture in normal quality. You can use some special tools, like global radiosity,but it will take you about 1-2 hours to render a high quality picture.
Texturing: you have to apply textures in Sketchup so you can replace it later in Vue (remember what colors do you use for windows,roof,... so you can replace them later for a right materials/textures). It's really easy function and it takes you less than a minute to replace the textures that are already in Vue software.
You apply transparency in Vue.
I think it's better to make individual windows in Sketchup (you can make more details and different shapes while in Vue you can't do that).
I have to admit that i'm still learning how to make inside building lights. Vue has a special texture called »glowing«,so you can replace a texture from Sketchup with a glowing one in Vue,so it seams like inside lights ( you can see i tried to make some inside lights in my last design).
OK,i hope my answers will help you. :)
July 11th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Thank you for your answers.
I am currently working on my first building with Sketchup (my building project is very similar to yours). It is quite easy to use. I got Vue 5 Infinite for a try but it is extremely slow. I can open some 3D building but if I want to move camera or make any modification to the building it takes really much time. I guess I will try GMax (which is free sofware) but I have no idea of the render quality (especially sky). My config is some 2 Ghz with 1.5 GB ram and 250 Gb HDD, with some Radeon 9600 Pro (128 Gb) 3D Card. I do not understand why it is sooooooo slow.
About windows : I made individual windows, 5 cm thick. But I have to apply texture on both sides of the window. I guess it is easier to make paper thin windows right ? (I mean only using 2D squares, not 3D blocks).
July 15th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Sequoiatc, i think with your config, it should work twice or maybe faster as mine,so i really can't tell your the reason why is so slow. I see you tried to do some modification to the building in Vue 5...you can't do anything else than set/replace textures, modify sky,lights,background, add trees and that's it.
As i said before, you will see what software will be perfect for your interests. I hope you'll find it.
And good luck with your designing/rendering and i hope we'll see some of your designs very soon. :)
July 15th, 2007, 08:49 PM
July 16th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Terrific design! The vue 5 rendering makes it look really professional, I'd love to see this building in my city.
I do have a question. I've been using sketchup for a while now, and I think I've pretty much got the hang of at least the basics. However, you've done some things I can't possibly figure out. Like that curved detail that runs the up the side of the tower. How'd you do that?
Amazing building, I'd like to see more!
July 17th, 2007, 07:41 AM
I like it! The style looks kind of like a Nakheel style, looks like the Burj Al Arab mixed with the Burj Dubai :p
July 21st, 2007, 12:55 AM
July 21st, 2007, 02:40 PM
Thank you all again for your comments. :)
Skyhi71, i'll demonstrate you how easy it is to make a curved detail, like you asked.
First, make some curved shape of building, draw a rectangle (or any other shape) (marked with blue), then select a path (marked with red), wich is in our case a curve on a building
Shot at 2007-07-21
Second, select a "follow me" tool (marked with green) and double click on a rectangle (marked with red)
Shot at 2007-07-21
And here's the result
Shot at 2007-07-21
But that's one among many ways you can make such shape. You can use "push – pull" way to make such shape.
I hope this demonstration will help you in some way. For more questions you can send me a PM.