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Kon Tiki Storefront

Kon Tiki Storefront

Nov 29, 2010

One of our new storefronts. Kon Tiki is a clothing company with a South Pacific style theme. At this point the interior was a little bare.

Sugar + Spice

Sugar + Spice Storefront

Nov 29, 2010

Another new storefront. Sugar + Spice is an alternative clothing store. The interior of the store was still empty.

Mall Hall Long Revised

Mall Hall Long Revised

Nov 29, 2010

A long view of the revised mall set as it existed. At the far end, we have Gaylen Ross, the Smorgasfort, and Panda Panda, just as we did before. In addition we have Kon Tiki, Body Palace, Sugar + Spice, Brosnan's Piercery, and a few more stores that have the beginning of a design but no names yet. Also note on the far end that our mall has a name, the Laurel Valley Mall.

Brosnan's Piercery

Brosnan's Piercery Kiosk

Nov 29, 2010

A small kiosk to sell earrings and other cheap jewelry. Nobody pierces like Brosnan!

Shiny Billiard Balls

Shiny Billiard Balls

Feb 22, 2011

After another hiatus, we returned to preproduction for Maria.

One new scene in the script calls for a group of teachers to celebrate in a bar. Putting together this bar set allowed us to indulge in one of the standard 3d CGI shots- a rack of billiard balls. The simple shapes, combined with a variety of colors and multiple reflections, have always made this type of shot a popular one for 3d artists. These balls are probably far shinier than is realistic.

Pool Shark

Pool Shark

Feb 23, 2011

Any time you have a pool table, there's a good chance you'll find a pool shark hanging around, making money off of drunken rubes. We built this rough-looking character to populate our bar set. This version is dressed a little bit too much like Han Solo, so more revision is probably in order.

Original Pool Table

Original Pool Table

Feb 26, 2011

This was our original attempt at a futuristic pool table. It was built in Maya. The idea was that we could simulate billiard ball collisions in Maya and then match them with the "set" pool table in DAZ studio. However, as we worked with this model, we decided we could find some better ways of handling the problem, which resulted in starting from scratch.

HoloPool Stage One

HoloPool, Stage One

March 1, 2011

HoloPool uses holograms and IR sensors to allow a futuristic game of billiards where the computer prevents cheating and allows resetting the table to previous states, as well as allowing new variations of the game that aren't possible with physical balls.

We built this table as the successor to the one shown above. Like its predecessor, this was built in Maya. It has a deliberately Raygun Gothic aesthetic. The HoloPool idea seemed both futuristic and an easy way to facilitate our composition work. This was our first draft of the model; there are some obvious texturing oddities on the table which seem to be a result of the way DAZ reads Maya objects.

Bar Angle One

Bar Angle One

March 1, 2011

Here is the actual bar set. We didn't build the base model, which is The Bar by TonyBaas, from Renderosity. Nevertheless, some customization was necessary to make it fit our needs. This version of the bar is twice as long and has an expanded seating area for our party of teachers to gather.

Bar Angle Two

Bar Angle Two

March 1, 2011

Here's the opposite angle of the bar set. In the foreground are tables and chairs for the teachers to sit. These were taken from the library set used in Dark Dungeons. Nearby is the HoloPool table. The television screens in the background will be replaced with flatpanel monitors, which seems appropriate given the timeframe of the story- even in 2011, CRT screens are getting rare.

 

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Last Updated: October 3, 2011