HOWTO make a custom snowglobe of your house

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13 Responses to “HOWTO make a custom snowglobe of your house”

  1. jetfx says:

    Yeah, Google Sketchup is absurdly easy to make a model of your house in. You don’t even need dimensions, just photos of the house.

    • lavardera says:

      Oh yeah, I was thinking “I can do this” till he took a trip into Maya and “UV Coordinates”… detour into WTF?

      • Ipo says:

        With SketchUp?  Yes you can! 
        It’s very simple and satisfying. 

        • lavardera says:

          yup, I’m all over sketchup, and its available to anybody. Maya? Probably a free trial available, but you don’t casually stroll into that interface, and start manipulating UV coordinates no less.

  2. It’s all cool now, but wait till his wife shakes that snowglobe, and life turns into a Stephen King story.

  3. Art says:

    Pretty creative.  Good effect!  Well done.  His wife will remember it always,  I am sure.

  4. duc chau says:

    Reminds me of the Steve Martin bit How To Be a Millionaire and NEVER Pay Taxes.

    “First… get yourself a million dollars.”

  5. Kommkast says:

    Qarl is a pretty awesome guy, he worked on the Matrix movies if I remember right, worked for Linden Labs for a long time and is now doing a commission to make a mesh deformer for Second Life.

  6. John Strong says:

    What was the final cost of this project?

  7. FreakCitySF says:

    I love it! I did a HO scale model of my parents house this past Xmas. I spent an insane amount of time on the roof deck with scale lumber pieces.  I used a laser cutter to cut the walls and roofs and some other details, the rest was built with Northeastern scale lumber and plastruct scale plastic pieces.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/525/minihouse.jpg/ , final cost is well under $30.

  8. wizard.gynoid says:

    Qarl’s website is worth looking at thusly: 
    http://www.qarl.com/menu/

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