Friday, February 15, 2013

3D Shipping Containers in SketchUp

Design :: Two more models have been uploaded to the HeliosLabs library in SketchUp's 3D Warehouse. These two 12 meter ISO shipping containers are broken down into many components for easy editing and repurposing. The architectural version (download here) has the steel siding broken down into smaller components so that doors and windows can be quickly added. The easy texture version (download here) has these steel sides as one component so that materials can be easily projected onto them (in this case, the words Helios Works).
Here are the two container models. The top version has a single component for the sides and top to make it easier to project textures onto it. The lower architectural version has the sides broken into smaller components. Depicted here, 5 of the components have been taken out to create a doorway. Use "make unique, and scale several panels vertically to create space for windows.

The architectural version has been used on an older project pictured below, with more pictures on the Helios Works portfolio site.