deskupdate03

Hi again. Just plugging away. Did a lot of 3D this week. My first model of the city, hastily thrown together for the wide shot of it early in the first story, was not terribly complex:

oldcity

When I needed exteriors for the place the characters hang out, I started making more complex models in a different file, but I began to realize I’d want to redo the whole city some day. I’ve been working toward that. I took a screenshot of the crude model and blocked out what would be residential, what would be commercial, which parts are abandoned from when the trade lanes closed and which are still inhabited and such, then started to build stuff here and there. It’s not as daunting as it sounds. Since these colonies are prefabricated cookie-cutter things that were being tossed onto planets all over the galaxy, there’s not a whole lot of variety in building design.¬†You’ll see a lot of repetition all over town. So once I have enough different models that I’m satisfied, I can just plug them into the grid I have and that’ll be that, more or less. I’m getting pretty close. Here’s a shot from the other file where I’ve been building stuff:

newcity

Not bad. Anyway. I’ve shown glimpses of all the main cast now, so I don’t know what I’ll post next week. Let’s find out together next Monday…

 

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