Recent Projects

Sheriff Court, Dundee

We were given access to scan this space ahead of the filming of a documentary trial remake – the trial of William Burry – the last man to be executed at the court – hung by the neck until dead!

Scanning was flawless in this space – plenty of shapes made for excellent balance and the sun was not able to get directly in to the space for the most part so the lighting was most favourable.   A lot of scans were needed due to the amount of occlusion by the low wooden dividers.

Here is a large A0 presentation sheet which shows the 6 ‘sides’ of this space.

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Queen’s Close, Montrose

This is the first scan of a narrow lane (locally called a close) which links the Montrose High Street to the hinterlands.   I was instructing a student in the use of the BLK360 with the expectation that he undertakes similar scans to closes in Montrose and compares those to closes in St. Andrews which are of a different character.

FYI – The long narrow shape was especially tricky to get scans to register properly – the scans had to be done approx. 3 to 4 metres apart to get good overlap and good balance results.   The sun was very bright and caused very strong contrast as we were down deep in the close – tricky conditions.

Here is a large A0 presentation sheet which shows each side of this space and a view from East to West.   I am experimenting with printed outputs from AutoCAD.   Selecting a point size which suits the printed architectural scale is the key to getting a legible printout.

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Elmbank Street, Glasgow – Student Survey

This is the first major urban scan attempted, main street went very well indeed, perpendicular street was much more problematic due to us having buildings at our backs – very close and a lot of areas where we had not so much overlap.

Site location – principal street frontage highlighted:

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I was pessimistic about scanning in such a busy urban location due to the number of vehicles and people that would cause interruptions but it was not too bad.

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The range of the BLK360 was excellent as you can see it easily the top of the tall Premiere Lodge Hotel.

The student who I was helping (Tokini Kent) subsequently traced the scans in AutoCAD you can see the results here … link to A2 study sheet.

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City Churches and Overgate area – Dundee

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My first attempt at something on a much bigger scale in Dundee – I timed this so that it was just ahead of any leaves appearing on trees – here’s a video describing some of the problems I encountered.

 

Dundee + Angus College Community Bus

A bizarre subject matter but this worked out really well.   The college were gifted a used double decker bus so that they could take the college out in to the community – open days, fairs, events, etc.

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The architectural technology students were on hand to see the scanning process as were the vehicle maintenance students as they had done work on the bus – stripping out seats and the likes – which made scanning much easier.    Here’s what it looks like sectioned along it’s long axis – note the very thin floor!

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So that the students understood the process and what to do with the scans I made a couple of screen grabbed videos which you may find useful too:

Processing the scan and tidying up

Working with the scan in AutoCAD – controlling the UCS predominantly

The project is bidding for funding to take it to the next stage. Here’s a link to an AutoCAD drawing generated from the scan

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