Tag Archives: Maya

Completed Assets

I think the asset I’m most proud of making is the Pillar Drill because amazingly it has less faces that my lamp despite being a lot more complex and I think it just highlights how much my modelling efficiency has improved by getting to work and learn alongside Team Default.

Desk Lamp

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 17.44.52

Claw Hammer




Hand Drill

Mop Bucket

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.20.42

Extractor Fan

Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 15.37.19

Pillar Drill

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 22.53.35

All Assets



Modelling Efficiency

So initially my lamp model had around 20k faces.

My thinking behind this was that the team said the assets were being taken into Unity, and from my experience last year working in that program, I knew that models weren’t smooth when brought in.

Therefore, I went to Mesh > Smooth Mesh, and the result was many additional edge loops added to make the model retain it’s curved shape when unsmoothed.

I think I probably gave them a heart attack when they saw it, because they were aiming for around 1k.

James took the model and brought it down to 1350 faces, and showed me how to model more effectively. As my assets weren’t going to be interacted with, many of my faces could be deleted since the camera wouldn’t see them, e.g. the base of the lamp. James also showed me if I went to Mesh Display > Smooth Mesh, it made the model appear smooth without actually adding any extra edge loops and if you studied the edge of the model closely you could still see the hard surfaces.

As a result, I’ve been able to churn out models quite a bit faster, and not as heavy on my computer, gone are the days of the 5-million-face-Pagoda hahaha!



I tried to keep the scene as tidy as possible.

I divided the world into four different sections.

North, East, South and West platforms, with a bridge related to each. In the centre was a group for the Castle, forts, globe and base.

Underneath the bridge group, there was the platforms; Fort, Village, Farm and the City. Each platform then had buildings grouped to it.

I would have screenshot it, but my mac is struggling to open the file at the minute.