I've got an idea, and I hope to rely on the experience of my betters here at /pw/.
My wife and I are going to be in a position to build our dream home (well, minus the Batcave basement and the Jeffries tubes) within a couple of years. In the meantime, we're kicking around design ideas. But if you've ever worked with blueprints - or napkin sketches - you know that 2D is kinda limiting.
What I'm hoping to do is make a floorplan of my home design idea - then construct it as a scale papercraft which can be lifted off floor-by-floor (and perhaps even modular enough to remove rooms or sectors) to give a better impression of what's in my head. It seems straightforward enough, but I really want it to look good, with swinging doors and textured surfaces, right down to having the tub and shower and major furniture and whatnot be pop-up or actual fixtures. So I ask the following questions:
- How should I go about starting? Seems like a 3D modeling program might not really be what I'm after.
- Am I stupid for trying?
- Has anyone seen a craft like this - better yet, designed one?