Modelling Willis Hall in SketchUp

For homework I did a quick SketchUp model of Willis hall using images found in Google Maps and the Carleton Digital Archives. I used Geolocation to find the location of Willis Hall on Google Maps first and grabbed the area surrounding Willis hall. Then I created a basic shape of Willis Hall to put over the place Willis Hall should be, then I repositioned my axis so that it corresponded to the perspective I was looking at. Then I uploaded the image of Willis Hall I found in the archives that matched the perspective of the axis and subsequently adjusted the vanishing point lines to match the photo. Then I projected the texture onto the shape of the building. To get the top of the building to look like Willis, I used Command+The paint bucket tool to sample the object underneath Willis, in order to project the texture of the roof onto the shape.



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