Welcome to the Limerick City Model WikiEdit

This is an instructive wiki, dealing with any aspect of the development and production of the "Limerick City Model Project" for Limerick City of Culture 2014.

The Limerick City Model is going to be a large city model that shows the city of Limerick, Ireland. The scale will be 1:500 and it will be made of 3D printed pieces and a CNC landscape base. The ambition is to represent the entirety of the City Centre. And the model will be on display to the public from the middle of September 2014.

As most of our assistants are using Rhino with student licenses, using the software is one of the main focuses of guides here, but not the sole focus.

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Get Started!Edit

1. Starting off in Rhino

2. Getting the Plan of your Block

3. Making Basic Volumes

4. Measure a Height using LiDAR

5. Adding a Basic Roof

6. Making & Inserting PhotoElevations

7. Applying Windows

8. Checking & Printing

9. Cheatsheet: File locations, Shortcuts and Config Files


1. Surveyed/Photoshopped

2. LiDAR Points for Reference

3. Modelled in Rhino

4. CNC files for cutting

5. CNC files cut

6. Time Sheets, etc.