For my portfolio I am going to have a world that will display videos that I have made such as VFX changes, animations and anything else I find appropriate for it. For this I am going to make a small room based off a poor household with an old television. This TV will play the appropriate videos on loop so people can come to see it and evaluate my work.
I am quite proud of how this looks and it is quite well modeled so it should be easy to texture when I come round to it.
To improve I need to texture this so that its ready to put into a game for use in the portfolio.
After some breaking of the maya system and a lot of frustration I had to remake a large part of the keyblade. This was due to me not being careful about the geometry of it as it had a lot of faces inside of itself which made a lot of faces disappear and repairing it would have been impossible so I had to rebuild the blade above the handle which took some time. I am also working towards making look more like the official kingdom key from the games so I am working on making a keychain so I have put a shape on the bottom of the blade ready for this.
Overall I am quite proud of this and how it looks so far as it looks rather similar to how the keyblade looks in the game. To improve on this I am going to make it clear that it is my keyblade by making a keychain with my initial on it. I also might make an alternate texture for it that would more match what King Mickey uses in the games with a gold blade and silver handle instead but overall this looks good for now so I am quite happy with it for now and I will continue to work on it to make it better in the future as well.
For my portfolio I decided that I am going to be making a small game that will contain all of my work from the course. For this I decided to make a hub world not unlike the games I used to really enjoy in my childhood. I decided to make the hub world an arcade with many machines around that the player could click on to see the pieces of work that I have made so far.
For this I started by making the arcade machine that will have some separate textures that can be used to define which area is which.
I quite like the model I have made for this as it looks quite similar to the reference photo’s that I used when I was making this. Overall I am quite proud of this and I am quite excited to texture it which is something that I will take one bit at a time so it can be edited for different areas.
I am quite a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise and with the release of the PS4 version of the games I have been happily reliving that same childhood magic that Kingdom Hearts made for me and due to this I decided that I was going to make the kingdom key which is the first keyblade that you get in the game.
Whilst it isn’t the most interesting keyblade in either design or stats however it does keep its position in being the most recognizable keyblade as it appears in most of the games and it features in almost all of the artwork for the games.
This is the model that I have made to try to match the keyblade as closely as possible. I am quite proud of this as it looks quite similar to the one that can be seen in the games. I have left some parts of it out such as the key chain at the bottom of the blade so if I were going to change this model I would add the key chain however I think that I won’t change the model around but I’ll instead just texture the model to make it look similar to the games version of it.