Friday, September 10, 2010

Office Building w/ Internal Garden

Well I can't teleport and SL failed when I tried relogging into the sim I wanted to go to. Seems SL is broken at the moment. A good time I think to write this blog post that I wanted to do last night.

One of the buildings we need to make in SCU2 is an insurance building. The scope of which is a mostly square, two level building of about 30 by 40 metres, with an internal garden with a water feature running through the middle. In the design sketches the building looks it could be twice as big to fit everything in. So we need to be a little creative with the design.

I've had this idea in mind for a sort of a curved wall of glass going through the middle of the building to separate this green space from the office space. This is how that idea developed.

I started with the walls, pulled the land up to put some greenery around it. It was taking shape but I was quite unimpressed with
the result.

I skipped ahead and started playing
with ideas for the upper level floor.

Now this is looking like it has some potential. :)

I filled out the rest of the upper floor, put a small railing around the opening and spent ages lining up the floor textures so there was no flicker on the overlapping prims. Then I copied the floor up to the ceiling. This is looking much better.

At this point Mahala got online, new textures were flying around everywhere, good to see she was happy with the new look, even though I sort of made her previous texture work a little redundant. oops.

We went with a palm tree in the large opening, scrapped the glass on the lower floor and just went with the glass railings around the upper floor.

The curvy part no longer resembles the original idea in my head, but I'm quite happy with how its turned out. Not bad for a few hours work. :)

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