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3D Small Marble Workshop

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Bullett_264, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Bullett_264

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    Hello everyone. I haven't played UO in many years, but, like most people, it has never left my mind, not completely. Not long ago I started using Google Sketchup, a 3D modeling program. And I was searching for ideas to help me learn it and my brain went straight to UO art. I remembered those 3D renditions of the small house and the small stone workshop on the Stratics main page, so I figured I would attempt something like that.

    So here is my first finished project, the Small Marble Workshop.

    A few notes:
    - I would have liked to have used the textures straight from UO, but when you apply them to a full sized wall, the pixels loom large and there is no actual texture left. So I used whatever photos that seemed worthy.

    - The scale is 2.5 ft per tile, so this particular model has an 18 ft. x 18 ft. base and each floor is 10 feet high. If the height seems a little off, I excused that by the fact that if people are going to regularly charge horses into the building, there must be some headroom!

    - Some of the details are lost, such as the trim around the top and bottom. The UO art seems to have a kind of "rope-work" look to it. I did manage to get that texture on one side when I was making the walls, but I then realized that if I did that to all of them, it would take extremely wrong, so I went with a solid curve instead. So please, any purists, please forgive me.


    Eventually, I would like to be able to actually put deco inside of the houses, and I have managed to make a regular deed, a powerscroll, a yew-wood table, a writing table, and a water trough, but that is all. So maybe in the future.

    So, here are the links to the photos of it. I would have liked to post them directly into the thread, but I couldn't manage to get the files down to the minimum stated by the RoC and still have them realistically viewable.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower1.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower2.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower3.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower4.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower5.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower6.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower7.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower8.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower9.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower10.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower11.jpg
    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/bullett264/Small Marble Workshop/SmallMarbleTower12.jpg


    Coming up next is a Sandstone Patio house, which, hopefully, will be done in the next few days.
     
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    Very nice.. you've captured the essence quite well. :thumbup1:

    I've never had the marble shop myself, although I had the small stone shop. One of my very favourite house layouts. I'd place one in a heartbeat if it had the storage I've come to rely on. Sandstone patio is another sentimental favourite, so I'm keen to see what you create.
     
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  4. Bullett_264

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    Thank you. I chose this building mainly because it was my first house, and secondly because I figured it wouldn't be too difficult. Of course, if I was going to go accurate to my first house, it would have had to have jungle trees all around it and hordes of banned giant serpents surrounding it.

    But, it was a good first house. Got plenty of training out of the treasure hunt leftover monsters. Luckily, for me, that was before level 6 maps. If I had come home to an ancient wyrm or balron, I would have never survived long enough to hide. I tended to top out at being able to efficiently kill the basic elementals and the occasional lich. Most things above that and I needed someone to fight alongside. Then again, I wasn't very good either.