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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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1 of 76  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 2:25pm  
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About two years ago I created a 3D model of the city centre, which is intended to represent the city as it was in 1960ish. It was created using Google's Sketchup program. Here is a sample view: I chose to make it in monochrome as many of the images I used to add 'texture' to the buildings were not in colour. If anyone would like a copy, I'll gladly email it. You'll need Sketchup to view or manipulate it, but it's a free download, though no longer a Google product. You can fairly easily get to know the program and zoom, pan, rotate the model etc. You can even walk through the subways! Unfortunately I started it before economical 3D printing became available, so it hasn't been done in a way that can be printed out as a scale model.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 76  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 8:32pm  
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Hi Mc. Yes please - cheers! What did you base the imagery on?
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AD
Allesley Park
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3 of 76  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 11:25pm  
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I'd love to see it. Do you use sketch up for any other projects or your own ideas? Edited by member, 4th Nov 2013 9:49 am
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mcsporran
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4 of 76  Wed 3rd Dec 2014 7:00pm  
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Having just upgraded to Sketchup Maker 2015, I've found it's possible to create animated walkthroughs of my models. Broadgate circa 1960 animation
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morgana
the secret garden
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5 of 76  Wed 3rd Dec 2014 8:22pm  
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Brilliant, clever you 👍 and I love the Lady Godiva in pride of place like she should be, also enjoyed the tour via the Martyrs' mosaic and the red double decker bus that brings back memories.
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Helen F
Warrington
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6 of 76  Wed 3rd Dec 2014 8:35pm  
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Very clever. Like the bit where you climb aboard the bus.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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7 of 76  Wed 3rd Dec 2014 9:21pm  
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Thanks, John, for bringing FHP1 back to life Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 76  Thu 4th Dec 2014 2:36am  
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Brilliant, always did like the top front seat on the bus. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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9 of 76  Sun 10th Apr 2016 1:11pm  
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All - just to update this - not sure if this is the same person but there's a very clever person starting to model old Cov in 3D here. The results are fabulous! Enjoy!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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10 of 76  Sun 10th Apr 2016 1:37pm  
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They certainly are. Here's another! Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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11 of 76  Mon 11th Apr 2016 8:30am  
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I have been in touch with Pete - the chap who created these videos. He has just joined this forum so will hopefully be adding some history behind these here soon. Welcome Pete!
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Osmiroid
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12 of 76  Mon 11th Apr 2016 10:46am  
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These are great! I loved the one going up Hertford Street and down the Burges especially. They deserve more publicity.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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13 of 76  Mon 11th Apr 2016 10:57am  
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Brody Swain is talking to the man behind these on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire today(Monday) after 2pm Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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14 of 76  Mon 11th Apr 2016 12:13pm  
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Wow! knowing exactly how long it takes to construct such models accurately, I can only wonder at the painstaking dedication it will take to complete such a project. My attempt to model Broadgate took almost as long as the actual building of it! I especially liked the way views of the model were sychronised with contemporary images. Awesome.
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Helen F
Warrington
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15 of 76  Mon 11th Apr 2016 1:15pm  
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The model is seriously cool! Exciting times or what! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up It just occurred to me I can listen in to C&W radio. I'm tuned in on the internet. Edited by member, 11th Apr 2016 1:18 pm
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