May the floors be with you…

Just to preface this post,  over the next two days I’m going to be a blog posting machine. I’ve been sitting on a few unfinished postings that need to go out before I get to far along in the process.  I was debating whether or not I should combine them into one giant omnibus blog posting, but I think I’ll keep them separated for easier viewing.

Now on to the floors…….

……which I needed to rethink.  The more I looked at the them the more I realized they were a little too rounded….almost puffy, and I wasn’t loving the direction the textures had taken.  Seen below, the floor slabs are much tighter than my original attempt.

Anscient Temple of Karnak in Luxor - Ruined Thebes Egypt
Anscient Temple of Karnak in Luxor – Ruined Thebes Egypt. Licensed through stock.adobe.com
Columns In Dendera Temple
Columns In Dendera Temple. Licensed through stock.adobe.com

 

I ended up combining the floors in each room, added a lattice to each section and flattened the top quarter to get rid of the puffiness.

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Three of the four floor sections: The Column Hall, 1st Pillar Hall, and 2nd Pillar Hall

After that, I went around sharpening some of the corners.  The UV’s were reapplied to each area as a whole, which would make future updates an easier task to accomplish.

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The stairs leading from the column hall to the first pillar hall.

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The floors for the sanctuary and adjacent storage rooms.

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Kris Howald

I was immersed into the world of virtual archeology for my Masters Research Project at Ryerson University.  The focus of this project was the digital reconstruction of the el-Hibeh temple in Egypt.  After four months I believe I was able to demonstrate the potential this medium has to offer as a way of bridging the past and present.

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