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Shipping container homes & solar panels

Hi People,

Love this Program but complete newbie. Maybe you can help me find some textures (wall) and furniture (object?) related to shipping containers building and solar panels.

Here’s some exemple of the matter:
Container homes

I need to render with metallic container look texture walls. I also need to integrate typical containers doors and add (sloppy) solar panels and wind mills to the assembly.

Should someone have a hint about this matter, your help will be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, please consider this as a request for smart developers ;)

Standard shipping containers measurements and details can be found everywhere on the net, here’s one exemple: Container details

Many thanks and keep the good work going.
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Guess you can find all that searching for container textures - and for models for wind turbines and photovoltaic solar/panels. You may also want to have a look at thread 4199. ok
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Wow, thanks Okh, I guess I missed key words in my search.
I went to do some photos of containers in my area in order to create some texture on my own. I succeeded having very nice picts and tried them as texture in SH3D but rendering was unconvincing. I guess there’s some resizing and format one need to apply before getting some good results ?
Thanks again.
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Yup, the resizing and orientation you need to figure out for yourself... smile

A couple of hints:

For the textures, either make it the same proportion as the surface, and import with same measurements as the surface - or more professionally, spend some time with a graphics editor and make a small seamless tile. Low resolution will usually do nicely e.g. 256x256 px or less for seamless.

As for the rotation of the solar panels, remember you can rotate the object by single degrees by pressing SHIFT when importing. That way you can get the panels correctly angled towards the sun - whichever latitude you may want to use for construction.

Best of luck!

ok
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Thanks again Okh, I’m working on it :)

Another question if I may: is there a dedicated space in this forum, or in another place (Blog ?) where users display their SH3D work and share their findings ? This would be a very useful and nice place to discover the possibilities of this awesome program.
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

If you look around the site/facebook page you will find some. The forum gallery may be the best place to start. ok
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Made me think, maybe not possible or a good idea (see thread 5794 - the below is one single very quick mock-up colourised. Small file sizes (500 bytes, 32x256 px - texture height should be set equal to wall/container height in SH3D). ok

SF 3D models 351:

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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

That GREAT :)
Now I understand what you mean by “tiles” :)
I’ll apply this to my drawings and will share it here.
Many thanks.
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Hi Okh,

I used your container textures for this project, the rendering is perfect when sticking to container measurements. Thanks again for your help. I attached a picture of my first sketch which might appear a bit awkward but it is a real-life project about a bio-farm to be implemented in Equatorial Africa.
Now I’m studying the way to build a multiple sloped roof made of solar panels on top the wooden carpentry structure I designed and destined to funnel, at the same time, heavy rain falls into the central “tube” in the middle of the plan (see picts).
I will get back with more, when possible.
My deep gratitude for your help and to this Forum.
Ray

PS: Oups sad I just noticed that I can’t just drop a pict here. Ok, I’ll work it out and see how to share my work here.
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Re: Shipping container homes & solar panels

Please see this message for suggestions about adding images.
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