The world of station building is a bit complicated, and it’s a lot of work, but if you know what you’re doing, you can build the most popular stations of the day.
Here are 10 tips to make your first station in the BART system look awesome.
Create a mockup station in SketchUp 3.
Use a grid of dots to make a station’s shape 3.
Create the background using a grid or line of dots 4.
Place the train in a station to get the station’s name 5.
Place two stations next to each other 6.
Place one station at the bottom of the train’s track 7.
Place an object at the front of the station 8.
Add the station to the grid 9.
Use the grid to make lines to the top of the rail lines 10.
Add two objects to the middle of the tracks11.
Add an object to the side of the track12.
Add a train to the station and see it build up a station of its own13.
Put the station in a 3D world and see how it looks14.
Use SketchUp to design the station, including the design of the stations interior, floors, and windows15.
Use Google SketchUp Sketch and Photoshop to make an object from scratch16.
Use Illustrator to make objects from the station design17.
Use Photoshop to create an object by tracing over the mockup in Sketchup18.
Use Adobe Photoshop Elements to add a 3d effect19.
Add layers and blend layers to the mockups interior and floors20.
Use 3D tools to make 3d objects of the mock ups interior and floor21.
Use Paint to make 2D objects from SketchUp22.
Use Freehand to make some objects out of SketchUp23.
Use Inkscape to make copies of the original mockup24.
Upload the mock up to Instagram and tag it #barts_stations25.
Tag your Instagram account with #bampsandstations26.
If you want to keep your station as unique as possible, tag it with #stationsbybustos27.
Have fun making your own stations!