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Creating an Urban Loft space

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I would like to create an urban office in an old repurposed building. I have the old brick walls, distressed wood floors and now I would like to get the big beams and exposed ceiling. What would be the best way to go about doing this?

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Hire an architect?

Go to IKEA?

 

It's not clear what you are asking.

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You can use CA's framing tools to create beams, or if you need to get creative, p-solids and primitives can be used.

 

You're not clear on what you mean by an exposed ceiling, but I assume it's the roof deck being supported by the beams. Build the roof first. Then select the room, uncheck the Ceiling>Ceiling Over This Room box, then edit the Ceiling>Ceiling Finish (J) to select the material you want for the exposed ceiling. Shoot a Full Floor Camera to make sure it worked.

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The attached photo shows the look I'm after. I've been experimenting with the Build Framing tool but I'm still trying to figure it out. I did uncheck "ceiling over this room" in the Room Specification dialog but it's still there. Perhaps I need to do everything manualy.

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Edit the "Ceiling Finish" in the Room dbx Structure Panel  -  basically delete all Layers of that definition.

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OK, thimgs are starting to come together now. Thanks all for your suggestions.

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If you wanted the "rough" beam look, you could take a 3d solid for the beam, and make other small sections that just barley overlap edges etc - then use the subtraction tool to be left with a "distressed" beam.  I've done this on other projects before (not in CA, but the process is similar).

 

...then again, you may not need this level of detail.

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