materialising Sheffield - re-presenting the past  
steel ingots


Stage 1:
Looking at the evidence

Stage 2:
Planning the model

Stage 3:
Making the model

Stage 4:

Stage 5:
Collecting textures

Stage 6:
Rendering the model

Stage 7:
Adding 3d elements

Stage 8:
Adding animation

Stage 9:

Stage 10: Produce the final model



Once prepared, the texture images can be applied to the 3D model. Different images are used to drive different characteristics of the surface, so whilst a main colour image is used to give the surface its appearance, another “bump” image is also applied to define the “bumpiness” of the surface, making a brick will appear to be made of irregular individual bricks.

Other images are used to add details such as the trees and foliage seen outside the buildings. Images of plants and vegetation are applied to flat surfaces in 3D, giving a far more realistic impression that possible had they been entirely created in CGI.







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illustrations: Bump map procedure

Movie: Reveal of forge

Movie: Initial Exterior Composite