TOM SHARMAN DISSERTATION

The documentation of analytical and critical study of games and mechanics. For my dissertation I investigated the ability to use modular components to create elaborate structures. Although 3dsMax did produce the result I first desired for my final outcome, My main goal was to produce the assets and place them within UDK. An ongoing blog of my progress through my final year dissertation on modular Chinese architecture. Dougong bracket description and explaination. I have given certain UV islands more space if they were used frequently within the model or were at the players head height. Demonstration of symmetry and shape of chinese design.

I have now completed the diffuse texturing process and have still to do a set of specular maps for the models. Here are a few screenshots of some of my progress. Hi, you have posted such precious and informative article which gave me lot of information. For a quick demonstration on a single master piece of how it will work. A major characteristic that sticks out in the architecture is that symmetry is a common feature.

Tom Sharman – The Dissertation

Newer Post Older Post Home. Albert Barkley 6 January at While I struggled to complete my model within my self set time period, I however managed to achieve a primary goal that I had set during my proposal of completing my whole kit within 45, polygons. Demonstration of symmetry and shape of chinese design. Wednesday, 21 May UVW unwrapped and texturing process begun. If you’d like to find dissertayion more, click on the picture or one of the links to the right to visit my blog.

Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman The bounding box coordinates have shifted and have turned on their side, and seem to have warped completely out of shape, this can be seen below.

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Tom Sharman – The Dissertation

For one, my mesh instances did not work correctly on all of the assets due to the fact that UDK does not support more than one base material per item. I would respond with that they can indeed be produced using this method however it requires a lot of measuring and preparation beforehand to produce assets with such precise and accurate otm.

This is because two major Chinese government architecture manuals were never and still have never been translated into a western language.

Friday, 23 May Dissertation Shagman. Posted by Tom Sharman at Here I will be exporting my Chinese village kit of models and placing them within UDK to create a small village.

For my dissertation Tkm investigated the ability to use modular components to create elaborate structures. For a quick demonstration on a single master piece of how it will work.

Great hardback book on Chinese architecture, written by a diswertation writer but consultation by six ancient Chinese architectural specialists: Here’s a quick look at the kit in all it’s glory in the perspective mode of 3dsMax. And now you can see the bounding box fits parallel to the ground now.

I have now completed the diffuse texturing process and have still to do a set of specular maps for the models. Also has a informative youtube channel about various Chinese construction methods: The master pieces are in dissegtation and the slave pieces are in bright green.

This was to reduce stretching of the pixels that is obvious to the player and could be seen from the players point of view. Symmetry became standard building practise due to the rapid expanding villages and towns throughout China.

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I’m pleased to announce that I UVW unwrapped all of my models earlier utilising instances where possible. From the image above, you can clearly see the ‘master’ Dou for this model, unwrapping this piece would unwrap all of the yellow ones.

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Informed blog about house construction in China: This UV map is the whole unwrap of the main building excluding the roof. Situated in Nanjing, Conficius Temple.

Here is a small ‘Dou’ with it’s master being affected in some way, as you can see it affects all instances within the scene. Here are a few screenshots of some of my progress. Diffuse Texturing Process Completed. This will then mean that I would only have to unwrap the single ‘Master’ Dou and it shall unwrap all of the copied instances. In this blog I go through many articles and books discovering game mechanics and analysing them to help in my journey of becoming a greater sjarman designer.

Over the last few weeks I have noticed these white bounding boxes around my models becoming slanted and I was concerned if they would affect the final outcome of my project.