Shawn Driscoll's Computer Graphics Blog

Object modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, etc.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Are we there yet?

A texture update. Still have some UVs to adjust. This is a test render in Vue Infinite. I did end up breaking the roof object into separate parts and texturing each piece using its own technique. I thought I could get away with leaving the entire roof as one object and hand painting it in 3DCoat, but it became difficult to manage and didn't allow for further mesh editing. Carrara's Anything Goos plugin added the procedural aging and the Baker plugin did most of the heavy lifting (baking out texture maps).

There's still the entire elevator shaft left to model. This is a lot of work so far on just a background model that will be viewed at quite a distance from the rendering camera for the final scene.


  1. This looks great. Thanks for outling the process. I'm admiring your anti cg feel with this - how everying is bent and twisted and aged and patinated.

    I think that more people need to see this. It would open their eyes.

    Pity they are missing out.

    PS that image with the kids - the LHS one is K4, the other two are Maddie. I like Maddie, she is easy to dirty up a bit. K4 gets weird wrinkles around the eyes.

  2. Great rustic feel to the textures. And ofcourse the modeling is fantastic, it deserves a landscape scene !