The Ultimate File Corruption – I’m in for a Long Night

The unthinkable has happened. After so many warnings about the potential for 3Ds Max to potentially corrupt your files, and to save multiple versions, I’ve been faced with a slew of my files which now no longer open. We’ve been using onedrive to organize and share our work, and as a file sharing option it’s…

The End is Near…So Why Not Create a New Stage

It’s the last day of this modelling project now and the mind actually boggles at how much is left to do. Good news, when using one of the newer lab computers here in Iontas my clock tower file isn’t corrupt. Bad news, there’s still a lot more files to go through and merge still, and…

Need Bulking Up? 3D Repositories

It’s coming closer to the project deadline, so I have to begin cutting my losses in terms of models I’ve been trying to rework without success. Today, that means scrapping my flag models and attempts to apply wave modifiers in an effort to make them look more realistic. I have never been happier to find…

This Cloth Modifier will be the Death of Me

8 weeks ago, we were assigned a 3Ds Max tutorial that called for us to design a simple chair – wood, straight-backed,¬†four-legged, cushion…pretty straightforward. Until you hit the final touches, and they wanted you to lie a cloth over the back of it. No matter what I did, changing the parameters for the cloth, the…

Rendering that the Rebel Alliance would be Proud of

Well I’m back at it again with this clock. As much as it’s coming together, and I’m trying not to nitpick at details, there’s still so much to do! I did however make the decision that one nitpick was warranted – I absolutely hated how the gold foil engraved pieces were looking, so it was…

The Modelling Monologues, Victorian Clock Tower – Take 2

Back at it again today with modeling the clock tower and being faced with the fact that the most complicated part isn’t actually the construction, but rather keeping track of all the pieces I’ve got going. Apparently, victorian opulence means tremendous detail…who knew? Besides the major parts of the structure, the columns, counters, and roof…

Drafting, Tea, and Strepsils for the Win

The one thing about living with five housemates is that when one gets sick, its only a matter of time until we all are. So, what do you do when you’re stuck in bed and can’t get to the 3Ds Max lab? Drink copious amounts of tea, down strepsils like they’re going out of style,…

Drafting a Floor Plan, Take 2

After converting all the imperial measurements in Jones’ description, I was faced with a couple of decisions to make. First of all, while I was supplied with the basic dimensions as to the main hall of the Winter Garden, as well as the naves on either side, measurements for the amphitheater portion leading off the…

Archive Fieldtrips and Finicky Lightboxes

After being in contact with representatives from the National Library of Ireland (NLI) Photographic Archives over the past week or so, and visiting last Friday, it’s finally time for Caoimhe and myself to get copies of the negatives we’ll need for some of the exhibition details. The one good thing about our project versus others…

Drafting a Floor Plan, Take 1

Recently I’ve been trying to grapple with how to visualize this exhibition space enough to be able to form a coherent model without having a concrete floor plan to fall back on. While Caoimhe and mine’s days at the photographic archives gave us some inspiration for the details of the interior, and perhaps even more…