Reaching the end of the tunnel

As the floating building/city project comes to a close, I finally got our street view for Blimp city finished! Using many tutorial’s which I will link at the end of the post. I find myself learning lots from this practice in working with 3D Modelling and especially using the maya software. Below is a 360 playblast of the streets and screenshots of my journey through different models made;

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And finally images of the rendered out come!!!!!!!!!

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I’m really happy with the outcome of my work! I think it looks realistic on some level, but as a first timer and still learning I think it looks well! I also used mirrors at times to make the city street view look bigger.

With that out of the way the team made a basic plan of action!

Along with the street view, the actual blimp the city sit’s on top of was to be modelled and rendered each of us took different parts to model! I ended up with the apartment block Harland and Wolff Cranes!

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I’m not very proud of them but with time running out and the deadline drawing near I didn’t want to spend any more time on them. I also did do concept art based around them;

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I based it around the Silhouette city by deviant artist TB-Tapion

Along with our simple plan we each decided to model basic rooms in which the average person living in this city would have, a.k.a Living room, Bathroom, Bedroom and Kitchen. I started to model the bathroom following tutorials on youtube and being adventurous trying to add my own twist on things. Below was the final outcome;

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Adding the light and texturing was difficult having missed the class when learning to do basic texturing I asked member’s of the team how to do it and followed tutorials. The lighting wasn’t as hard after going through it in class last week. Below are the practices done in class last week although I still want to get around to finishing them off;

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And the final rendered images of the bathroom;



On top of this discussing info graphic’s was also a huge topic within the group and we’ve decided to go with the simplistic style of Neil Gibson.

Sorcha has done the honor of looking into the design and making of the graphics and the science behind it all! Reading through her blog post was really interesting! Below is  is a link to it;

I started to do more research into facts and statistics on the city of belfast, some of which our unbelievable! I recommend having a look through the website’s below;

And finally the links I used to figure out how to model on maya;


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