A place I went to drink when I was in Hong Kong and I could never forget it. It was called Castro’s bar and it was in Kowloon bay on Ashley street. I really have never forgotten it. Nor shall I ever. I want to go back there and especially to Hong Kong itself, it an amazing place. One of my all time favorite places.
I think it is my mental haven and I had wanted to model it.
Thank god for Google earth, I love you. I could not find any pictures of Castro’s bar. I had to create all the textures even Castro’s logo from scratch using few reference pictures on Google earth. A tall order and a big challenge. but I did it. 🙂
Even though I am not studying computer arts. I have had a real good taste of it and I can get my head around 3d modelling and I hope the next couple of years I will produce some model and it will become second nature to me. wish me luck
This is one part of the course work I have to hand in. It is a environmental texture. No where near the quality of Crysis 2, GTA4, But a step at a time.
When I modeled, textured and created the custom textures. I have gained a vast knowledge about Maya. But there is still so much to learn and that is going to take a few years. 🙂
It is not full finished, as I have to add UV map and a couple of other map things 🙂 to make it look pretty.
What do you think, not bad for someone who has never modeled before.
I would say it is not one hundred percent representation, some artistic license had to be used.
|Castro’s bar model on left and reference pic on right.
Ahh, and here is the render of it. Not one hundred percent finished, it is about ninety seven complete. I have a large amount of tri’s that are spare and I can add a little more to create that bit more.
I am exceedingly happy with what I have done so far.
Castro’s Bar and Lounge, 1/F, 16 Ashley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2957 8041 Hong Kong
|Render of Castro’s Bar
Here are the texture maps. Most of those textures where almost created from scratch.
I think I may make one more, to add variety to the shops. Having a second look,I have so much wasted space on the textures. Next time I will not waste them.
Anyway, enjoy and good night 🙂