After six weeks of hard work, the presentation day finally came. The last few days were really tough (hence the lack of blog posts!) trying to solve issues that arose and getting the last minute finishing touched included in the presentation.
The presentation went quite well. Simon and Joa complimented my Art Bible, which was great, and they gave really useful constructive criticism about my final scene. If I get a chance I will implement their recommendations, but I’m not sure if I will get the time right away. It was suggested that I could introduce more rubbish piles and debris throughout the scene to populate it more, and to add some more overlays to the floor as it seemed a bit too perfect in places. Joa recommended that I attempt to tell a story through the project, for example if it was used for antisocial activities during its deterioration. Simon mentioned that the hole in the wall was a little too perfect, and that I should roughen it up a little more. Finally, it was noted that the door handles I created are slightly too large, and slightly too gold. These are luckily all quite easy to fix, and I will definitely adjust themas soon as possible.
There were also a few things that I wasn’t entirely happy with. Firstly, I had a lot of difficulty with the light maps in my scene, and I couldn’t get the shadows to look the way I wanted. Also, the frame rate dips near the window, probably because of the quantity of high resolution meshes, and I would love to break-down what is going on and resolve it.
The last thing we did today was Simon introduced our next project. We have to model a diorama, on basically any topic we want. We were really given “enough rope to hang yourself with” as they say, because there are very few restrictions. But I am definitely going to use this as an opportunity to model one of the many things I have wanted to model over the last few years but never had a chance.
Today was our presentation for the Hotel Morpheus project which went really well. It was an amazing project and we learned so much over the last six weeks. But I am also very ready to move onto the next project, building a diorama.