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3D architecture and other experimental stuff

Have I been wasting my time?  

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  1. 1. Have I been wasting my time?

    • Yes, but it's beautiful
    • Yes, but it looks OK
    • Yes, it's an abomination!
    • No

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This is a little something I started work on back in April, the intention was to see how well I could reproduce multi-storey real world architecture using 3D floors and slopes, in this case modelling Block 67 on the abandoned island of Hashima. The cross-over stairs were the hardest part to get right AND lined up with the doorways.

With Block 67 mostly out of the way I moved on to constructing the Doom logo in 3D, can't recall why, must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Easily the most tedious part of the job was aligning 3D mid-textures, and they're only done on one side.

Here's a couple of screenshots which should jog peoples memories, since they've already appeared in the "Post your Doom picture!" thread.

(1920x1200 - 2.18MB) I've spent the last couple of days adding sector-based shadows

(1920x1200 - 2.57MB) With Chubzdoomer's 3D slopes tutorial model in the background

After sitting on this for a few months while getting other things done I decided it was time to get some basic shadows in the building and post it for comment/suggestions/laughs. Still undecided as to whether I'll attempt to model the entire island, one incomplete building took long enough - here's the wad. It's Map01, you'll need GZDoom or Zandronum to run it.

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very impressive - i didn't know sloped room-over-room was possible now, or am i missing some kind of trick? which source port does this run with? zandronum or gzdoom, got it.

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Thanks all, it's been a learning experience if nothing else.

AtTheGates said:

i didn't know sloped room-over-room was possible now, or am i missing some kind of trick?

Took me a while to come to grips with stacking 3D floors of any sort. With slopes it's mainly a matter of keeping the control sector parallel with and the same length as the slope, as you'll notice with the slimy X.

baronofheck82 said:


Next step might be to try faking the internal layout, which I know next to nothing about. What I do know is that they mainly used plywood on wooden frames for internal partition walls, so at least it won't be more GRAY5.

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