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show user profile  AntiCitizen
ok what i want to do is improve my 3ds max skills rather than direct movies all the time as i am interested in all aspects of cgi. Anyway i want to recreate a London street of which i have not yet decided, nothing too complex maybe some backstreets around southwark as opposed to a big tourist location like regent street, now any tips on how i would start? would i model the buildings first? has anyone on here done similar stuff to this before?
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2/5/2009 12:05:41 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:05:41 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Start with reference.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/5/2009 12:28:38 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:28:38 PM)
show user profile  jbrophy
More 3d, less posting. Seriously

Jesse Brophy

Fry Monkey

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2/5/2009 12:29:28 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:29:28 PM)
show user profile  dd
"More 3d, less posting. Seriously "
quoted for agreement

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2/5/2009 12:30:32 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:30:32 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
So is the movie on hold while you do this?
Or do you have enough time to do both?

model the streets first,...lay that out.
Then do buildings.
Then do extraneous stuff like lamps, stopsigns, mail boxes..etc..etc
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2/5/2009 12:52:05 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:52:05 PM)
show user profile  horizon
How about starting with a coffe cup rather than a city street, eh?

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2/5/2009 12:52:16 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 12:52:16 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
i have made a coffee cup

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2/5/2009 1:03:08 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:03:08 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
how about making it look good

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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2/5/2009 1:07:06 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:07:06 PM)
show user profile  VKotek
I made a coffee cup once.
Vojtech Kotek

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2/5/2009 1:07:43 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:07:43 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Yep. kotek wins.
I can see a mesh error on the top, and the bottom is weirdly blurry, and the where the handle attaches is not even shown properly.
That's without commenting on the scene.

So...get to it

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2/5/2009 1:10:18 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:10:18 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
"how about making it look good "

could give it a try
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2/5/2009 1:15:28 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:15:28 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
"I can see a mesh error on the top" actually thats the compression of the image and the scene is the part i'm finding difficult, man i wish there was a make london in photorealistic cgi button that would be a neat innovation
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2/5/2009 1:37:35 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:37:35 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
I've never done this, but if I was a noob who wanted to make a street scene, these are the steps i'd take

1) find a simple photoreference

2) model an approximation of the scene layout with simple cubes

3) make a mental ray light setup, do some tweaks and test renders

4) add in the final modeling and texturing

5) adjust lights as necessary, render

edit oops, expected those to be thumbnails

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2/5/2009 1:42:55 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:44:34 PM)
show user profile  jbrophy
More 3d, less posting. Seriously

Jesse Brophy

Fry Monkey

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2/5/2009 1:43:11 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:43:11 PM)
show user profile  AntiCitizen
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2/5/2009 1:56:23 PM (last edit: 2/5/2009 1:56:23 PM)
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