FMP – Mood Board

I’ve recently started considering what I would like to create for my final project at college so I’m currently in the process of making notes and putting together different designs. I have chosen to do an oriental theme for my game; however, I can’t decide whether to do a puzzle game or a fantasy open-world game. I’ll be posting different things as I work through the design process but for now, I’ve started off with a mood board for the oriental design.

Oriental Mood Board

Oriental Mood Board

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3D Environments Assignment

Our very first project using 3ds Max was to create a 3D scene suitable for use in a computer game. We had to show our ability to model objects, apply texture graphics and place lights. Before we could begin the modelling, we had to create a mood board. For those of you who don’t know, a mood board is a piece of artwork in itself that puts across a theme and can include things such as textures and colour schemes.

Does it put across its theme?

Does it put across its theme?

Hopefully, the mood board shows clearly that I am looking at creating a stable environment. In order to get the images to flow and merge together effectively, I researched for an online tutorial (http://www.digiretus.com/tippek/cikkiro.php?SORSZAM=32) that showed how to merge images together by adding a vector mask to the layer and using a black and white gradient to fade out some of the image as shown above in the ‘Layers’ panel.

While building my scene, I rendered individual assets and produced asset boards to show off the features. To add to the boards, I added into the background either a drawing or the texture attached to the asset.

Main Asset from 3D Environment

Main Asset from 3D Environment

Large Shelter with Water Trough. Background shows texture map of shelter.

Large Shelter with Water Trough. Background shows texture map of shelter.

Render board of smaller asset (includes white render)

Render board of smaller asset (includes white render)

After the individual renders, i could begin to put together boards that would show renders of my final scene. I put together one render board containing 4 renders and a A3 render of my final scene from the chosen angle.

Contains renders of same scene from different angles.

Contains renders of same scene from different angles.

The final render from my scene.

The final render from my scene.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the project, I have an evaluation of my project including links to tutorials I used or the assignments brief which are available on request. you can either message me here or email me on stepup3d@ymail.com