One thing we get asked a lot here at MAXON UK is, how to build a house. It’s a difficult question to answer specifically, as there a multitude of different ways of modelling and, until you have a specific design, you’re never really sure where to start.
However, in this set of videos I go through how I would model a variety of different houses and cover some tools that hopefully can help you along the way to modelling your own.
I don't cover how to texture the buildings, as that's already been covered in another video: How to Texture a House.
If you have any questions, or have a specific request for a tutorial regarding Architectural Visualisation, drop us a comment on our blog and we shall do our best to get back to you!
Part 1: Bungalow
In Part 1, you'll create a very basic bungalow. You'll start with a cube then modify it using the Knife, Extrude, and Extrude Inner tools to create windows, doors and a roof.
Part 2: Victorian Terraced
In Part 2, you'll create a more specific model: the Victorian terraced. You'll use the Line Cut and Loop Cut tools to help produce the necessary geometry to allow for all the windows, windowsills and decorative lintels. You learn about the useful 0% Extrude function for Edges and Polygons, as well as scaling down groups of points or polygons to flatten them out.
Part 3: Irregular Floor Plan
In Part 3, you'll learn how to model a house with an irregular floor plan. You'll also learn how to clone polygons, which makes it easier to add repeated elements such as multiple identical floors. And this time, your house will be made up of multiple objects rather than one. The house does not have to be created out of a single mesh!
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