- Open your “finished” model in Rhino. Use File>Save As… to save a copy of your file as you will make irreversable changes to your model.
- Draw a large horizontal plane 4’ above the finished floor of your model. Make sure the plane is larger than all geometry in the scene. [premium content]
- Follow Rhino 5.26 [sectiontools] to create a sectional (plan) view of your model (use the plane created in step 2 as a guide). Make sure to specify “Surfaces” as the “Solid Mode” when creating the section.[premium content]
- Switch to the top view and adjust the view to include all of your floor plan (and surrounding context) that you wish. Now follow Rhino 5.28 [saved views] to create a named, saved view.
- Follow Rhino 5.37 [viewport rectangle] to create a viewport rectangle of your view saved in step 4.
Show your section view using stview in your named view. [premium content]
- Follow Rhino 5.35 [make2d] to create a line drawing of your plan view. You may wish to check the box for “Maintain Source Layers.”[premium content]
- Switch to the Top view and find the lines created by make2d. Move these lines to 0,0,0.
With the make2d geometry selected, navigate to File>Export Selected…
- Choose “Adobe Illustrator (*.ai)” as the “Save As Type” and give your file a name.
- In the AI Export Options you can set the scale of your export. Click on “Preserve Object Scale.” If you would like 1/4” = 1’, type 48 inches = 1 inch. Click Ok.[premium content]
- Now follow V-Ray 8.29 [clay renderings] to create a clay rendering of your view. Save the resulting rendering.
- Open the Adobe Illustrator file you saved in step 8/9.[premium content]
- Adjust your artboard to match the viewport rectangle exported with your make2d lines.[premium content]
- Rename your layers to better reflect content on the layers.
- Adjust lineweights as appropriate and change lines on hidden layers to be dashed (You may have to show “Show Options” in the Stroke window to see this option. [premium content]
- Fill in walls that have been cut through with a 75% gray. (Lock all layers, create a new layer and use the pen tool to draw the shape of the walls). [premium content]
- Use File>Place to insert your clay rendering (on a layer below your line layers). [premium content] Follow Illustrator 3.10 [background texture] to add a grunge texture to the background clay rendering (if you wish). [premium content]
- Add contour lines if you wish. I suggest a dashed line that is 8 pt lines with a 4 pt gap at 95% gray. [premium content]