This is it, folks! The final hurdle! We’re almost there!
Now that the materials are applied to the building and all of the interior components that Fionn built are complete, it was time to put the scenes together. As Fionn had tried and succeeded to combine the scenes before in a trial run, she was left with the responsibility of putting all of her interior furniture pieces into the model.
I then imported all of the smaller interior details, such as the flags and the signage that Fionn had built, and calculated where they would be located on the model. I then used the coordinates in the move tool to place them in the correct spots.
I then created the daylight system to mimic the daylight and weather on May 9th, 1865, the opening day of the Dublin International Exhibition, while Fionn created the cameras to view the model.
The last hurdle was the creation of our metadata files and creating the zipped folder which housed the model, the material folders, the scene assets folder and all of our textures and sending it in for submission.
Needless to say, Fionn and I celebrated with some lovely chicken curry at 1 am, and it was just as glorious as it sounds.
If you’d like to see how Fionn got on with our project, you can follow her updates here. Thanks for reading!