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Postby jonbourg » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:31 pm

Anybody want to help me do all 50 US state capitols? Right now I'm working on Louisiana and next I'm planning on Nebraska. I don't think I can do all 50 on my own. Buildings with similiar features (domes, steps, layout etc) could be used to build on others. I thought about importing some from Sketchup, but not sure of the licensing.
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Re: State Capitols

Postby VicMar » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:36 am

I thought about importing some from Sketchup, but not sure of the licensing.
Unless you can get specific permission from the author, you must assume that all models in the SketchUp warehouse do NOT comply with GNU GPL.

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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:20 pm

you must assume that all models in the SketchUp warehouse do NOT comply with GNU GPL


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Re: State Capitols

Postby statto » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:57 am

Cool project. One thing you could do is create a generic state capitol and then place it generically across all 50 states and then replace it with the real capitol once it's done.
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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:30 pm

That's a pretty good idea! I'll make up something in next couple of days.
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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:28 am

Ok, here is the generic state capital building! I'll post this as a shared model when I get a chance.

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Here's the file. This includes the model, paint & thumbnail
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84585372/Generic_StCapital.zip
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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Mon May 05, 2014 6:23 pm

Update. I submitted Idaho to use as the generic state capital, but so far I have not added this model to any other states. Last week I finished Louisiana and this week I'm working on Nebraska. LA & NE are both towers and not the traditional dome with wings. I've lived in both states so that's why I started with them. I toyed with Hawaii, but the seemingly simple design is actually not that simple (mainly the roof structure). So, once I'm done with NE, I'll finish Hawaii. Any request for any states just let me know or feel free to join me, pick a state and start modeling. :)
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Re: State Capitols

Postby Philosopher » Mon May 05, 2014 6:49 pm

Ooh, pick me, you definitely need to develop the midwest ;): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... apitol.jpg

Just kidding, but it's actually pretty close to your generic one - if you ignore the MN capitol's lack of pillars. Sounds like a great project though :).
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Re: State Capitols

Postby VicMar » Mon May 05, 2014 6:51 pm

I suggest a wiki page for State Capitol Models.

If modellers list the ones they are working on and those they have already done, it will save anyone duplicating effort.

Just an idea.

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Re: State Capitols

Postby hvengel » Mon May 05, 2014 7:37 pm

You should not use this generic capital building for N. Dak. They have an 19 story high rise for their capital building. So a generic high rise office building would be a better fit there although the first floor of the actual capital building is fairly spread out. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Dakota_State_Capitol
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Re: State Capitols

Postby Rick Ace » Mon May 05, 2014 9:24 pm

Hey,

I'll finish modeling the New York State Capitol within the next few weeks. :)
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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Tue May 06, 2014 1:29 am

Awesome response! Your right about ND (dang I lived there too, actually born there, I'm a military brat so have lived in several states)

I suggest a wiki page for State Capitol Models.

Yes! How do we do that?

Here is the top of NE so far.
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Re: State Capitols

Postby Rick Ace » Tue May 06, 2014 2:38 am

jonbourg wrote in Tue May 06, 2014 1:29 am:
I suggest a wiki page for State Capitol Models.

Yes! How do we do that?


I've added a wiki page. It's not a great description, but you can probably write about this project more than I could. :P

Just create an account on the wiki and hit the edit tab. :)

http://wiki.flightgear.org/State_Capito ... ted_States
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Re: State Capitols

Postby jonbourg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Nebraska is done!
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