I am coming to an end of the creation of my room scene in Maya which I am really happy about but the overall, the entire process wasn’t easy…
I have had to take some time away from this project to further focus on other projects, therefore I don’t have to stress about everything at once, as soon as I came back to the room scene. I had time to take in what was around me in detail such as lighting, eccentricity, bump/normal textures reflections and clothing. In addition, I have taken more reference photos to make exactly sure what I am creating… like tracing.
I have learned a new skill which is seen as one of the most basic fundamentals throughout 3D modelling and that is how to insert an image plane to use as tracing paper for creating models, its like a guide but the only problem I had was how to create an entire model with just one image, I had to find two images and cross them over each other. Here is a visual presentation below.
When the model was finished and textured, there was a sense of relief when the render came through, knowing that all of these skills I had learned produced such a spectacular model which is made to look so simple.
As I continue with creating models for the room scene, I have a big trouble of containing all of my images and organising them which tells me that I should be careful when transferring images as one or more may be lost and can not be found due to unplanned file structure.
I would like to finish by showing you, the reader the same method used but with a slight twist to the execution, I would like to call it ‘Lego piece’.
Now, when I create a door handle. I have to create a door for that handle, so I did but there was a challenge. The door in the living room is a six-panel wooden door which I wanted to make from scratch to look like the exact replica. But how!?
Got it!… Lego pieces
I know it sounds weird but if I explain it this way it could hopefully make sense…
On a Lego brick the concept is if one brick is made, it has to lock or slide into something identical or with the same imprint.
The picture of this door is the same as what is in my living room, I used the Lego brick method to create the iconic design of the 6-panel door.
This is how I achieved this;
- Created blocks the same dimensions as one panel & Extrude to the same style.
2. Duplicate and place to other panels and Place the block to the main door face like a Lego piece.
3. Activate booleans to imprint the design block onto the door panel.
This should be the end result…
This, alongside a small section is what I have done at home, the rest I will have finished by the end of the day and move on to lighting my scene and producing the final render.