Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Assets on the way...

Just a post to show that assets are being made now. Included is a quick update of my asset list so far this week.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Another concept

Decided to just get on with my front view with more assets visible. These aren't all my assets just the one's that would show up from how far the sketch is away.

Rooftop Update

Since gathering my reference I have been looking at tutorials that will help me out later in this project. I have also been playing around with layouts for the level. I started off with an idea that I thought I was going to do straight away. After messing about with layouts I ended up with something that I think is better than my initial idea.

I then did two quick concepts of the space with major assets in place. I need to do another full concept with all assets in place. To do this I need to have assets, so I have constructed my asset list.

With the planning I have done so far I think I will be able to start modelling assets and building a whitebox in UDK. I will post updates on models that are made and unwrapped etc. Hopefully I won’t get carried away and the next post you see is the completed level.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Collecting Reference

Went for a walk about the city with the trusty digital camera to get some images of the local roofs we could get high enough to see. I took a lot of pictures so I’m only putting a few up on a couple of mood boards below.

Had no trouble with any security in any of the car parks, the rain was the only troublesome thing on the day. I’ll collect more reference as I go, but I think the pictures I’ve taken are a good starting point. From these I should be able to start thinking about concepts/ layouts for the rooftop.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Third year is a go

Welcome back to the wonderful world of me. I’m sure everyone has been screaming for my blog to return. I’m happy to announce I have heard your screams and will return to blog duty regularly.

My plan was to keep my blog running over the summer. Unfortunately my job as a lumberjack/ landscape gardener/ general handyman, left me more than exhausted when evening came about. I managed to do some modelling and keep my fingers nimble but found myself without much to rant about whilst living at home. Also in my summer I found myself attending a few funerals as I lost some family members and a good friend.

Life goes on though so here we go. Rooftop project and vehicle project are first up. For the Rooftop I want to do a roof with two levels. One will be for living purposes and will include assets such as a BBQ and a dining table. This floor will hopefully look like a private balcony for a top floor flat in the building. The second building will be for building maintenance and will have the generic air conditioning units along with TV and Satellite dishes. I really don’t want to have a water tower!
As for the vehicle project, I will be modelling a 1973 Datsun 240z. The reason I am doing this car is because my Dad owns a few and used to race the model in the Historic sports car championship. I grew up seeing these cars every day in the garage or at the race track. Also my parents used one as their wedding car just to top it all off. Reference won’t be a problem; all I have to do is go home. I just hope I can do it justice.

As well as the above projects I will be planning and researching my FMP. I won’t disclose the details of it in this blog as I am setting up an individual blog for it. If you’re special enough I’ll even invite you to take a look at that blog too.

Really looking forward to the year ahead that I’m sure will be full of challenges.