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    Way cool Tyler! If you'd like any thing from us just message me on FB


    Quick note- it is NOT necessary but it REALLY makes things MUCH easier, go pick up a 3D mouse for this program, it makes things so much easier! A little tricky to get the hang of, but once you got it, it will increase your productivity and abilities tenfold!

    And while you're using sketch up to create your haunt, another neat tip is to create (or use a model) of an average person! You can create an individual, and have him or her (IT for all I care lol) actually go through your haunt virtually, which Will help you identify where any problems may be, that you wouldn't be able to see if you didn't make this virtual patron go through your haunt. And it also helps you put your rooms into perspective, just a thought.
     

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    Last year we used Sketchup to design our new side attraction - I recently grabbed the design kit and I love it, and the fact that your doing this for free right now is beyond awesome. It's great to be able to show people what I have in mind and have them understand instead of pointing to it on a piece of graph paper and explaining it.
     

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    We've updated the website with a new downloadable collection...SLAT WALLS! Get your copy over at http://www.hauntdesignkit.com

    Also, like us on Facebook for current updates and news. http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit

    -Tyler


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    >Download free Google SketchUp collections made just for haunt owners and designers.

    Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit
     

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    Amazing job! This will really be a great thing for haunt owners. Love for you to write an article about it. Kudos!

    Larry
     

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    Tyler, First, great job creating these components and offering them in such a user friendly way!!

    have you considered revising the structural elements built from dimensional lumber to reflect actual lumber? For pre-visualization purposes the current structures certainly work, however, the dimensions don't exist in the real world. Panels, for instance, are constructed with lumber [in drawing] that is 2.0" by 4.0", the nominal dimension. The actual dimension when working with this lumber is 1.5" by 3.5".

    To the casual user this would be of no matter; however, if drafting more complex structures with these pre-drawn elements the drawing would be significantly off. The real issue is that the 'half inch' error can, through addition, quickly become an error of 'feet' when placing multiple components along any linear axis.

    Having stated that, great job creating a user tool. I regularly do remote support with clients so that they may interact with the drawings I provide them. The SketchUp interface is counter intuitive to most new users when they want to spin an object or move it along a given axis. You've likely experienced this if you've sent drawings to someone that has newly uploaded SketchUp; they have two left hands for quite a while. If you'd like any help making the uptake curve less steep for new users let me know. The best route is likely a few screen shot videos on how to manipulate the tools.

    Allen may have some videos already, I know he is proficient with SketchUp. Thanks for helping people make use of this great tool!!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Locusts View Post
    Tyler, First, great job creating these components and offering them in such a user friendly way!!

    have you considered revising the structural elements built from dimensional lumber to reflect actual lumber? For pre-visualization purposes the current structures certainly work, however, the dimensions don't exist in the real world. Panels, for instance, are constructed with lumber [in drawing] that is 2.0" by 4.0", the nominal dimension. The actual dimension when working with this lumber is 1.5" by 3.5".

    To the casual user this would be of no matter; however, if drafting more complex structures with these pre-drawn elements the drawing would be significantly off. The real issue is that the 'half inch' error can, through addition, quickly become an error of 'feet' when placing multiple components along any linear axis.

    Having stated that, great job creating a user tool. I regularly do remote support with clients so that they may interact with the drawings I provide them. The SketchUp interface is counter intuitive to most new users when they want to spin an object or move it along a given axis. You've likely experienced this if you've sent drawings to someone that has newly uploaded SketchUp; they have two left hands for quite a while. If you'd like any help making the uptake curve less steep for new users let me know. The best route is likely a few screen shot videos on how to manipulate the tools.

    Allen may have some videos already, I know he is proficient with SketchUp. Thanks for helping people make use of this great tool!!
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  7. Default Transworld's Interactive Haunted House 
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    Haunt Design Kit.com has recently teamed up with Cutting Edge Scenic Design to create a 3D layout of Transworld's Interactive Haunted House! Take a look at the floorplan.

    As always, find the latest updates and free downloads over at http://www.hauntdesignkit.com and please like our Facebook page at:

    http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit

    Thanks!

    -Tyler


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    UPDATE: We've uploaded our "Chain Link Panels" to our download page at http://www.hauntdesignkit.com

    Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit

    Enjoy!

    -Tyler

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    REDONKOULOUS!

    My vote for the fictitious, but soon to not be fictitious (hopefully), Haunt Awards Show in the Most Innovative New Technology category goes to you, good sir.

    Well done! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!
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  10. Default Downloadable project files now available! 
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    Thanks for the comments guys, it's much appreciated.

    ------------------------

    UPDATE: Now available...downloadable project files of finished and semi-finished mock attractions. Download your copy FREE at:

    http://www.hauntdesignkit.com/#!project-files/c1awo


    Also, be sure to LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit


    Thanks!

    -Tyler
    http://www.hauntdesignkit.com
    >Download free Google SketchUp collections made just for haunt owners and designers.

    Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HauntDesignKit
     

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