3D – Rendering Under-way
Right I have begun the first 3D renderings (although I have imported the cruise ships ) on The Auckland Water-Frontier. Basically I have laid down the major roads, placed the Primary and Secondary Cruise Terminals, imported a few cruise ship models themselves to give relative-to-scale; and the basic out-line of The Auckland Water-Frontier Hotel – a 10 storey (35 metre high) hotel down on the Water-Front. I even managed to do a quick mock-up of a bridge linking The Water-Frontier to Quay Boulevard (currently Quay Street).
So time for some pictures of where I am so far:
Cruise ship wise, I am basically doubling current capacity for Auckland. Both terminals hold two ships each with The Primary Terminal capable of holding a ship as large as the MS Freedom of the Seas (world’s second biggest cruiser) (after some dredging (draught is 8.3m on this particular cruiser)) with Customs Processing, Servicing Facilities and a Transit Bay provided in the Terminal to handle effectively two boats offloading or loading 3,634 passengers and 1,300 crew each (that is per boat the size of the MS Freedom of the Seas) – so 9,400 passengers and crew in grand total can be processed. The Secondary Terminal has the same as the Primary Terminal but would handle ships around half that size and half the amount of people as you would expect on the Primary Terminal.
Next in the renderings I should be able to finish the basic building out lines and all the roads and bridges, before moving onto some micro-detailing such as parks at the end. After that then its trying to lobby Council on a bold idea for Auckland’s Waterfront !
Let’s see how this goes shall we.