Production of the Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation model

Posted by LGM | Friday, November 6th

Production of the Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation model

"The model arrived a few minutes ago and when I opened it, I said “OMG”!!! What a fabulous job you did and not only is the model of superior quality, but the packing and carrying case are exceptional. You should be really proud of the work you’ve done on this project as I certainly am. I know it’s going to have a significant positive impact on our Capital Campaign moving forward for our Northstar project.  Thanks for the timely manner in which you’ve produce an outstanding product and I will certainly be recommending LGM to anyone who needs a model and you (Casey) in particular."

Keith D. Vogt, President

The original data for this model came from SketchUp and Revit files. LGM applied custom texture stamping to the main building and amphitheater stage for material variation which was referenced from the facility's 2D renderings. The original terrain mesh was very triangulated, so we incorporated the use of a mesh altering software to smooth all undefined or irregular areas for a consistent and realistic surface finish.
Milling of a terrain base stepped terrain model milling
The finishing pass on the CNC mill takes the terrain from a rough, stepped model to a clean terrain form.
finish pass milling for an architectural model
terrain base for 3d print modelarchitectural 3d print coming out of the printer
This is the finished 3D print fitted in to the unfinished, milled base.
test fittin 3d print in the base
color 3d print with texturesCommercial architectural 3d printing in color
The larger format version of the model was such a hit, they ordered a color 3D print of the project.  
color 3d print version of a commercial architectural project
Wood veneer version of a 3d print modellaser cut wooden architectural model
To complete the perfect model collection, LGM created a version in wood.
wood veneer model by LGM


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