Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I struggled with the 3DS Max program more than any other I have used thus far. Trying to use the "daylight" tool and position the sun to create shadows was very challenging. The program was confusing and organized poorly, making it difficult to complete the simplest tasks such as applying color. Each material had to be imported separately which was slow and tedious.
Monday, March 23, 2009
This pattern was pulled from a photo I took last year in Charleston, SC of a historical chapel. The assignment was to depict a Victorian pattern. I did so by using the blue negative space, and creating a Victorian inspired shape in the absence of the architecture.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I also took inspiration from Native American sweat lodges, specifically those in Mexico. Their bath houses, or Temazcalli, starting with the Mayan civilization, were typically dome-shaped with an oculus to let out the steam from the hot stones. My design reflects this with curved walls and a circular window at the top of the column.
Flooring materials are 4”x4” square terra cotta tiles, Quantum by Ann Sacks
and 1”x4” rounded glass tiles. The color will be medium gray for the square tiles, and white rounded tiles. For the finish the texture will be rough on the square tiles for tread with a metallic glaze, and the rounded tiles polished to show level changes. sealer over both to waterproof. The walls will be made of stucco and painted light gray with a semi-gloss. The central column will be made of the same 1"x4" rounded glass tile from the floor in white and polished to subtly reflect light.