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Intermediate Tutorial - Building a Contoured Site Model

        Intermediate Level

This tutorial takes you step by step through the process of making a contour-pancake type site model based on a contour drawing.

This type of site model is especially useful for architectural design purposes, because it provides a very clear indication of the ground elevations in any view of a model. Mesh-type site models tend to look more realistic in presentation renderings, but often make it hard to 'read' the ground while designing.

        1 - Tracing the Contours

        2 - Extruding the Contours

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