My House

Here is my attempt at recreating the house where I grew up in. Dating from the   mid 19th century, it used to be a summer house for a wealthy Dutch family that would come to Brussels for a break from the Netherlands.

I had difficulties in finding the correct textures for my  house and even when I fell upon the textures that resembled reality, they somehow seemed distant. The chimney also posed issue, since I was unable to extrapolate a 2D square on an inclined plane into a box which is parallel to the z axis. I had to delete my roof, and build the chimney on a flat plane.


3 Replies to “My House”

  1. Flat textures are a problem in SketchUp, since it doesn’t include support for normal maps. Other 3D modeling applications have much more robust support and offer a more realistic look, but have a much steeper learning curve too…

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