Kristine

Difficult Roof HELP PLEASE

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I've read the tutorials, I've watched the videos, I've spent hours playing with roof planes though I just can't make this work.

I tend to use Home Designer for interiors so exteriors are a bit foreign to me. If anyone can help with some clear and specific advice about how to replicate this roof I would really appreciate it.

I've tried building entirely from scratch and modifying the auto roof, I just don't know the best way to go about this. I keep getting weird results and am really struggling.

I am producing this for aesthetics only so although I want it to look as close to the photos as possible it doesn't need to be "build" accurate. Sorry, I know they're not the best photos though they're all I have.

Thank you.

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Do you only care about the front?

 

Do you know the roof pitch?

 

Could you post the plan file?

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Thanks.

Yes, I only care about the front. Sorry, I don't know any of the pitches (or house dimensions for that matter). A friend wanted me to help her with some new facade colour schemes so I am purely using her photos and don't need 100% accuracy (as you will see from my plan so far it's not perfect). I decided it would be a good learning exercise.

I have attached the file.

Concept 1.plan

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I try to use the auto roof builder first, getting as close as I can, then switch to manual. Think first about the basic shape of the roof, then add in the extras, like the small gables on this roof.

 

Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Qd8RVa8haaw?hd=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kristine said:

(or house dimensions for that matter).

 

It matters a lot IF you wish to create a roof system very much like the photo. One also needs to know the existing ceiling heights per floor and per room. To merely look like the photo generally, then "no". It matters more what you want than what the photo shows.

 

DJP

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Solver, thank you SOOOOOO much! That was incredibly helpful. It also changed the way I was thinking about the whole process which I think was something I really needed. Really can't say thank you enough. 

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