Fast Buildings from photos
It's quick and easy to create your own 2-d printed buildings using SketchUp, a variety of free textures and an inexpensive inkjet printer. See list of links below for material texture sites. SketchUp has a variety of built in textures, windows and doors all for free. Why pay for 2d building texture software when you can use SketchUp for free. SketchUp also lets you import your own images to make your own building textures as shown in the image above. SketchUp even calculates accurate shadows into your model for added depth and realism.
When you are ready to step up to a real 3d model, KingMill can cut 3d parts directly from SketchUp or from our Kit-O-Mat software. Kit-O-Mat has the advantage of offering a wide range of real laser-cut wood windows and doors with all the tolerances calculated for you. Why settle for printed paper or unrealistic plastic windows and doors when Kit-O-Mat gives you the size and scale you want, delivered direct to your door.
Links to Material Texture Sites:
Free Textures 1
Free Textures 2
Free Wood Texture Design software
Free Photo Reference Site
Pay Texture Site 1
Pay Texture Site 2
Pay Texture Site 3
Pay Texture Site 4
Pay Texture Site 5
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