Signs of the Times - August 2017 - 51
SketchUp Pro allows for views of a rendering at any angle.
Full-scale Coroplast signs were
printed and lifted into place to
double-check size and positioning.
Painted channel letters await finishing touches just in front of the sign's
cutout aluminum backer.
Wiring LED marquee lights "old
present a concept to them to get
construction drawings rolling before
leaving for a month-long holiday.
She only managed to send along a
rough hand-drawn proof with some
reference photos to deliver the look
and feel of what we had in mind.
Happily, that was enough for the
client to approve, so we were off
We designed the exterior sign
approved, we printed full-scale renderings direct to 1/2-in. Coroplast
using an Océ Arizona 350 GT flatbed printer. We then lifted them
into place, making sure that everything matched up as it had on-screen.
using CorelDRAW, AutoCAD 2017,
SketchUp Pro and elements from the
original logo supplied by Oak Island
Creative. Taking the 3D rendering
of the proposed building supplied to
us, I rendered Elaine's 2D drawings
onto it, putting the signs on the
angles so that they were viewable
from all directions, including from
the top and bottom of the hill. After
the renderings and angles were
Once we were ready to fabricate,
we made sure to purchase highquality parts and to keep everything