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Boardwalk benches decking designs.

Now I have looked to see if my previous posts have already been written by someone else, but I'm new to this and I miss them and I end up posting what has already been posted or it's in the wrong place, sorry!
But on this occasion I think I might be posting a first, or at least I cannot find any previous posts.

I was looking at making some decking with boardwalk benches to go on a 3D hill, and by chance I noticed a very strange effect.

There is the traditional block pattern on the left or 1 of 2 herringbone patterns depending on where you place the benches.

2 parallel benches offset with a 3rd across in between.

But if the upper bench touches the top of the middle one and the lower bench touches the bottom of it, you get what looks like a horizontal herringbone.

But if the upper bench touches the bottom of the bench and the lower one touches the top you get a vertical herringbone.
And if you turn the picture 90 degrees the pattern is the same just at a different angle.

Depending on which way round the benches go, you will notice the 2 closest sides are a little bit cloaer on the right pattern compared to the middle one.

I did not think that such a slight and insignificant alteration would have such a drastic effect.

Yeah, I like details, I am very pedantic, sorry if I sound like a bore, it might be my OCD.

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  • That is interesting that there would be such a difference. Personally I don't design any 3d effects but kudos to those who do, some are quite stunning.
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  • 4junk3000
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    edited October 2018
    KLmaker wrote: »
    Now I have looked to see if my previous posts have already been written by someone else, but I'm new to this and I miss them and I end up posting what has already been posted or it's in the wrong place, sorry!
    But on this occasion I think I might be posting a first, or at least I cannot find any previous posts.

    I was looking at making some decking with boardwalk benches to go on a 3D hill, and by chance I noticed a very strange effect.

    There is the traditional block pattern on the left or 1 of 2 herringbone patterns depending on where you place the benches.

    2 parallel benches offset with a 3rd across in between.

    But if the upper bench touches the top of the middle one and the lower bench touches the bottom of it, you get what looks like a horizontal herringbone.

    But if the upper bench touches the bottom of the bench and the lower one touches the top you get a vertical herringbone.
    And if you turn the picture 90 degrees the pattern is the same just at a different angle.

    Depending on which way round the benches go, you will notice the 2 closest sides are a little bit cloaer on the right pattern compared to the middle one.

    I did not think that such a slight and insignificant alteration would have such a drastic effect.

    Yeah, I like details, I am very pedantic, sorry if I sound like a bore, it might be my OCD.

    I appreciate useful repurposing of items, and I love a good 3D design, but the three examples in your pic, I could never do, because they just don't look real enough.

    I've seen some brick walls used in a herringbone pattern to form the patio of an "outdoor mall", with the front surfaces concealed it looked great.

    Realism is paramount when repurposing an item. It has to transform in the viewer's eye without an explanation from the artist.

    If you're a "details" person, you're welcome to send me a friend req and check out my SF. It's a bit sloppy around the edges with anything added in 2018, but everything else is highly detailed, because I'm pretty obsessive about placement and orientation. Stop by, maybe you'll see something inspirational.

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  • The 3 designs were just really messing about as I wasn't sure what to expect.

    The problem is there's too much ground visible, it all depends on the placement like you say.

    I going to use them in conjunction with benches to form deep steps and decking, (undecided where and how much decking yet), and I was going to place plants in the gaps and around so it looks like natural.

    We sometimes do what we have seen in real life, I have seen a nature reserve where wooden railway sleepers were used for a raised walkway and grass and the like to grow up the side.

    There will be the Mountain Lodge, Springfield Lake, tennis courts, volleyball and swimming pools and will be on 3 or 4 levels and the decking will have to look like it goes round stuff.

    But I need igc, you will notice in the right corners and bottom edge, dark green, I haven't bought those plots yet.
    Also bottom left corner, Slimu, tennis court, swimming pool, Great Plains piece, it really does look like a building site.

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  • Like the look of that. :smile:
  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    Now I have looked to see if my previous posts have already been written by someone else, but I'm new to this and I miss them and I end up posting what has already been posted or it's in the wrong place, sorry!
    But on this occasion I think I might be posting a first, or at least I cannot find any previous posts.

    I was looking at making some decking with boardwalk benches to go on a 3D hill, and by chance I noticed a very strange effect.

    There is the traditional block pattern on the left or 1 of 2 herringbone patterns depending on where you place the benches.

    2 parallel benches offset with a 3rd across in between.

    But if the upper bench touches the top of the middle one and the lower bench touches the bottom of it, you get what looks like a horizontal herringbone.

    But if the upper bench touches the bottom of the bench and the lower one touches the top you get a vertical herringbone.
    And if you turn the picture 90 degrees the pattern is the same just at a different angle.

    Depending on which way round the benches go, you will notice the 2 closest sides are a little bit cloaer on the right pattern compared to the middle one.

    I did not think that such a slight and insignificant alteration would have such a drastic effect.

    Yeah, I like details, I am very pedantic, sorry if I sound like a bore, it might be my OCD.

    I appreciate useful repurposing of items, and I love a good 3D design, but the three examples in your pic, I could never do, because they just don't look real enough.

    I've seen some brick walls used in a herringbone pattern to form the patio of an "outdoor mall", with the front surfaces concealed it looked great.

    Realism is paramount when repurposing an item. It has to transform in the viewer's eye without an explanation from the artist.

    If you're a "details" person, you're welcome to send me a friend req and check out my SF. It's a bit sloppy around the edges with anything added in 2018, but everything else is highly detailed, because I'm pretty obsessive about placement and orientation. Stop by, maybe you'll see something inspirational.

    Happy tapping!

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