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    Thanks for the feedback, Alex Jenyon. Perspective isn't absolutely my strongest area, but I understand the principles reasonably well. I agree that the perspective on the haunted mansion piece is way off. The main problem is where the front facade meets the earth--that line is bent upwards where the portico is. That was an early mistake that I've mostly corrected by now. (The version I posted earlier is by no means the final painting.) There are also perspective problems with the floor of the second-story verandas; I have those lines basically running parallel to the second-story roofline, which is incorrect. That second-story floor is supposed to be just slightly above the eye level. That mistake is going to be more difficult to correct, but it's necessary. As I look over my original pencil sketch, I see neither of these problems. Indeed, the perspective is almost perfect. I'm not sure why I flubbed so badly when I did the digital paint-over.
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    mmm well if he's looking for a 3D design then yes 3dMax, Alias etc. But if you want to do layouts of a building and the dimensions and all in 2D, then i'd recommend Adobe Illustrator, i do all my 2D technical drawings on that.

    Cheers
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    For technical drawings i'm more inclined to go for autocad. Vectorworks might be a good thing too for that, but i like the simplicity of AC to put lines just about anywhere you want.

    Mightbe if you're lucky you can get an R14 licence somewhere as a second hand program, but autodesk policy is that licences cannot be transferred, so updating will be hard.
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    tools, tips and help with architectural rendering

    there are some good training demos available from Gnomon Workshop,
    available on DVD.

    Tips and methods developed and taught by the guys who do the
    concept work and matte painting for the film industry.

    http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/


    under the heading "analog" there's a variety of instructors for this sort of thing. Look at the designer series. Feng Ahu is good, so is James Clyne and Mark Goerner.

    These guys tend to do concept stuff. For matte painting techniques, which can also use perspective grids, etc., take a look at Dylan Cole.
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    perspective refresher DVD

    I've been looking at some of the drawing basics DVDs that Gnomon has.
    I've been drawing all my life, but I have spent so many years on the computer that I don't get to draw like I used to.

    I actually went to the Gnomon site for Maya training DVDs,
    and then saw all this other good training materials in the basics.
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    Wow, that sketch I posted a couple months back was bad...on so many levels...
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