The following gallery is a small part of a very large amount of building and prop models created for a 3D police strategy game. Unfortunately this game did not get published, but the task was to create a ‘vertical slice’ of the game. The 3D modelling involved a lot of research for the fictional town in the game. The town was to be similar to the Los Angeles / Santa Barbara area.
The models were created in Autodesk Maya. Unusually, there was very little concept art for this game, as most of the research was photographically based and the 3D modelling was done using meticulously researched photography provided by a team from the project who visted Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The gallery represents a small portion of the models and textures Sarah created for this game. All of the textures were created in Adobe Photoshop using a mixture of original artwork and photographs.
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About Autodesk Maya
Maya was originally a next-generation animation product based on code from The Advanced Visualizer by Wavefront Technologies, PowerAnimator by Alias Research, Inc., and Alias Sketch!. The code was ported to IRIX and animation features were added; the porting project codename was Maya. Walt Disney Feature Animation collaborated closely with Maya’s development during its production of Dinosaur.
Disney requested that the User interface of the application be customisable so that a personalized workflow could be created. This was a particular influence in the open architecture of Maya, and partly responsible for it becoming so popular in the industry.
About Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, it has become the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing, such that the word “photoshop” has become a verb as in “to photoshop an image,” “photoshopping,” and “photoshop contest,” etc. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, Lab colour space, spot colour and duotone.
Photoshop has vast support for graphic file formats but also uses its own PSD and PSB file formats which support all the aforementioned features. In addition to raster graphics, it has limited abilities to edit or render text, vector graphics, 3D graphics and video.