Archicad Tutorials Shell Tool Related

The shell tool can be used in many different ways. Below the tutorials will show how to approach modeling them the right way.

Click on the one you are interested in you will be directed straight to the video tutorial.

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For this tutorial I got inspired by the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. which was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox KPF in New York. There are a couple of challenges to create this model but nothing Archicad can't handle. I am sure you will learn a couple gems in regards on how to model this. Get inspired and create your own metal facade design!

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Designed by Zaha Hadid. The building is 520 West 28th Street - New York City. Many of my Youtube subscribers have been asking if I could model one of her designs in a tutorial. As Archicad is not a nurb / mesh model Software, this is not as easy as I would like it to be. Many of Zaha Hadid's design details do not model up in Archicad as smooth as I believe they should. 520 West 28th street has some really cool details and some of these you can model in Archicad, if you know how :)

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This tutorial is showing you how to create a nice roof shape using the shell tool.

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This week I did like to create a bit more of an organic shape. This quick tips is showing you an easy way to create a great looking organic shaped pavilion. I think you could easily use this in a Star Wars movie !

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This tutorial is about a Shell Design with focus on how to add glass, holes and frames.

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I like you to pay special attention to the highlighted shell in the top image. You can see the shell has a slant at the bottom left hand corner with a certain width. As you follow along the wooden shell you can see the shell width is getting smaller and matches the same shell width of the outer shell on the right hand side. At the same time the slant is decreasing to zero.

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High-rise Conceptual Design building, showing several great techniques on how to use certain ARCHICAD tools to achieve the outcome you are after

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It's about a spline void with some extra creative slab edges and an organic shaped roof. This tutorial is a bit longer as usual and has a lot of information and lots to learn !

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This is a great use of the shell tool modeling a "Cobra shaped" roof

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This facade is done with the curtain wall tool. How to get a wave like this ? Go and check it out !

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In this tutorial I explain how to make good use of the curtain wall and shell tool. These tools are pretty powerful if you know how to use them

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This ARCHICAD Speed Modeling tutorial gives you a great overview on, how to use the Shell tool and what options are available to adjust the Shell during modeling

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This tutorial is giving you knowledge on how to use the shell tool to create a curved modern office ceiling. It is important that you can rotate the Shell tool in elevation to model this ceiling

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How to create a Mosque Dome. I had a requests to do a tutorial about this a couple of months ago in my comment section. In particular how to create some pattern in 3D, not just with a texture map

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Creating a free shaped glass roof

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Sail type shape outdoor setting, many types used around the world

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Adding some sky lights to a shell shaped roof

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This tutorial is showing you how to use the shell tool to create a barrel shaped building

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Model a pergola shade. Even so it seem fairly easy there is a lot more to it, couple of cool tricks to add to your skill range !