A second Recap post, hopefully bringing us up to date. Here I am talking about where we were 3 or 4 weeks ago. 

Around this time, Alfredo was working out his approach to modelling the complex arrangement of vaults around the curve of the apse at the East end of Notre Dame.  That was quite a challenge and generated a lot of discussion, especially the vaulting of the triangular sections which result in a kind of zig-zag arrangement. 

In the last post I mentioned our exploration of models on Sketchfab related to Notre Dame. More power to everyone who has had a go, whatever the software used or the reason for taking on the challenge. I’m sure you all learnt a lot along the way, and nothing said below should be taken as criticism. They are all worthy attempts in my view.

However, it does seem to me that mesh models tend to focus the mind on surface detail, and don’t lead to the kind of structural questioning that a BIM approach stimulates. 

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