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- 3D Terrain Map
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- 3D Terrain Map
3D Terrain Map
Terrain maps are physical models that give you an at-a-glance overview of landforms. Architects, builders, and engineers often use these types of maps to provide context to proposed building designs. In this project, you'll create a layered cardboard terrain model for a site of your choosing. You'll model it with a 3D drawing program, and use that to create a 2D build pattern. Then, you'll upload the files to a service bureau that will fabricate the pieces with a laser cutter. Finally, you'll arrange the pieces by hand in layers to form the completed map.
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