Thursday, December 30, 2010

Things that still need to be done!

Black window panels for building exterior (done) by Matt
Tile pattern for building exterior (done) by Ed
Environment light tests - clouds and sun (done) by Will
Rain tests - falling rain. (done)
Finish all modeling and texturing by Tuesday 4th. (done)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Building construction Stage 1

I've continued working on the model of the first stage of the building's construction and I think it's pretty much nearly done. It's taken quite a while to position all the scaffolding bars and also the fences... constant positioning and rotating but I got there in the end. I think the only main thing to do now is to texture the whole building and then it will be ready for the environment.
I tried to follow the reference footage as closely as possible so that the model is an accurate representation rather than being completely made up. I don't think I've done too badly considering some of the details are hard to see in the video footage and you can tell what the model is meant to be, so I guess I've met the requirements.

Bits and bobs for the working environment.

As well as carrying on work on the building I started to create some models of objects which would be found in the construction environment. So far I have made a traffic cone, metal barrier and also a safety barrier. These will help to make the scene seem busier and also helps create the feeling of a building site.
These objects can be piled in corners, positioned around the scene or seen being used all with the aim of creating a busy scene rather than an empty one.

I was on a bit of roll so I also made a few planks of wood and a big roll/reel which is wrapped in cables/tubes. I wasn't quite sure how to go about creating the wrapped around cables until I started thinking about the different ways in which it could be done. One option was to create curves and then extrude along them or as I soon realised just creating torus' and changing the radius a few times. Eureka!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stefans Progress So Far!


Storyboard Still 2

Digger Research

Digger Still 1

Digger Still Silhouette

Tree - From Time lapse footage
Tree Model 1

Tree Model 2

Tree Model 3

Monday, December 6, 2010

Things to model

Scissor lift - Ed
Crane - Nat (done)
Shipping containers - Nat (done)
Building- 3 levels. Concrete and pillars, entrance frame - Nat (done)
Digger - Stefan (done)
Yellow platform - Will (done)
Builder - Will (done)
Construction boards - Will (done)
Gas cylinders - Matt (done)
Pump truck - Matt
Plain black facade -Matt (done)
Sand bags - Will (done)
Yellow Plastic Barrier - Nat (done)
Metal fencing - Nat (done)
Generator - Will (done)
Tool box - Will (done)
Crane Truck - Stefan
Cables - Nat (done)
Planks of wood - Nat (done)
Cones - Nat (done)
Tile pattern- Ed (done)