TIA – This Is Africa: A quote I believe made infamous by the blockbuster Blood Diamond. This entry will focus on another unfortunate TIA necessity here in South Africa: Security. Most residential developments are now taking place in Security Complex's, as it provides some kind of (false, in my opinion) confidence that the chance of crime occurring at your premises are less likely.
None the less, let’s turn a negative into a positive. Why not model the typical middle-class South African security barrier – Devil’s Fork Fencing, in Revit? Following the layout of a previous blog post: Parametric Revit Scaffolding, the first image will focus on the different component types a Devil’s Fork fence segment is typically made of.
Assembled, complete with bars, braces, bolts and washers, the fence actually doesn’t look too bad.
One thing to note however, is that I modeled the Razor Wire a bit thicker than what it would be in reality, for rendering purposes.
The end result can look similar (or even better) than the image below:
As a sidenote: I still cannot understand why Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win an Oscar for his performance. Brilliant film!