Roof 3D modeling
The 3D modeling techniques described in this page are based on S3DB definition and Kendzi 3D PlugIn for JOSM.
Roof with one slope
This very common but for the most users complicated roof needs in addition to roof:shape=skillion still the rotation definition - means the from top to down direction of fall of water on the roof. This angle is described as roof:direction=<value in degrees>.
An example shows how to easily determine this angle and what could be done wrong:
This can be realized only by use of tag roof:direction=* for each surface:
Measurement of roof:direction=*
This method need in JOSM PlugIn: BuildingTools
- Klick on the BuildingTools symbol
- start to draw the building (from the lowest roof polygon corner) using building tools.
- Note the value of angle shown bottom left in JOSM
- Put this angle als value of roof:direction=* tag.
Enjoy the modeling!
I know from Wikipedia, the height=* of the tower in "my" building is 80m I assume, the middle of the tower is 79.30m.
Because there is no sphere in the specification, I construct a sheet model:
400px this sketch help me to avoid wrong height values:
Sheet no. 1.:
Sheet no. 2.:
Sheet no. 3.:
I decide, this looks not good enough and add one sheet more:
The result now:
The approach is easy to understand: Try to divide complicated geometries in simple elements. Similar to cone modeling. The difference to, let´s say Lego elements, is the possibility of spatial overlapping, fusion of elements.