Johnny’s Workshop

August 21, 2007

3D Model: The Stable [001]

Filed under: 3ds Max 9 — april15th @ 4:28 am
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In between a multitude of other projects, I’m now creating my first architectural 3D model. Though I’m certain it’d be far more rewarding and fun to design something from scratch, on this occasion I’m simply recreating a real-world structure as a model within 3ds Max 9.

I can hear you thinking, “What structure is that, JP?”

Well, dumbass, the title of this post should have given you a fairly significant clue. I’m creating a 3D model of the stable tucked away in the corner of this property. We call it the stable because that’s what it used to be … a stable. Exactly how long ago it ceased to be used as one, I have no idea, but I do know that Phar Lap was kept there for a very brief period. Harry Telford said it was one of the nicest stables he and Phar Lap had ever slept in.

Whenever I make some kind of progress with this model, I’m going to render it and post an update on this blog. This is the first – 001. You’ll notice I’ve used a naming convention that allows for up to 999 updates. Let’s hope that proves unnecessary.

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I should mention: there’s no concrete block or Raiders of the Lost Ark-type boulder in the stable. I just put them in there because everything looks so nifty when rendered using HDR Image-Based Lighting. The diagonal wooden beam on the right is the banister for the stairs that lead to the second level and the rest is the balustrade.



  1. How is the banister for the stairs staying there? That’s so fake.

    Comment by Blobs — August 22, 2007 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  2. No more fake than that Haitian UFO video.

    Comment by april15th — August 22, 2007 @ 3:04 am | Reply

  3. HA ha good call blobs.

    It’s shit JP. Lift ya game.

    Nah, I can’t wait to see it finished! You’ve got, like, 4 days left! Yay!

    Comment by crommo — August 22, 2007 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  4. I actually saw that video for the first time yesterday when I got bored and searched YouTube for UFO videos. I liked the idea of it, but yes, quite fake. I think someone said all the trees are the same model or something. Go JP, make a better one!

    Comment by Blobs — August 22, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

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