Last week in class, Brett took us through a modular workflow exercise. This involved us using a set of small modeled assets, such as a part of a wall, that could fit together in a multitude of different ways. We were to use them to construct an entire building.
Below is an image of the modular pieces that we used:
The only issue we encountered was that the assets had not been modeled to the grid, which made it harder to fit them together in some circumstances. For my own projects, I will definitely be constructing the models to the grid.
From this exercise I could already see the benefit of using modular pieces in order to construct larger objects and environments. I will be using this knowledge for both the world builders project and for the cross-discipline project, Orient.
APPLICATION OF THIS RESEARCH:
From the lesson on modular workflows I could see how it could be applied in my own projects.
In the world builders project, the most obviously application would be for the pyramid’s steps. Below is a mock-up of a modular step piece which I construct to the grid:
For the Orient project I will be creating many different low-poly buildings so using modular pieces will speed up this workflow dramatically.
To begin with, I decided to start with some modular pieces for a square building (10m x 10m for the base and 5m for each floor). These were modeled to the grid.