I started modelling my landmarks for the floating city project, since I am focusing on North Belfast and South Belfast I chose a landmark from each to make it easily recognisable as that area of the city.

North Belfast: Cavehill

I wasn’t sure how to model a mountain so I found a YouTube video which explained it to me.

Here’s the video tutorial:

I found this really helpful with the model. I am trying to make it look as much like the Cavehill as possible but am struggling a little with getting the shape right.

I also was having trouble with texturing so Alec helped me further understand it in class.

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South Belfast: Queens University

I started off my drawing a sketch of the building to better understand its design before I tried to model it:

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This building is taking me a while to complete because the details are so intricate. I want to incorporate a similar style to that used by artist Keith Drury so I have tried to simplify it where I can by not adding quite as much detail as the actual building.

At first I was using various reference images from the internet but realised that I found it hard to see some of the detail in the windows and doorways so I went down to Queens and took a few of my own photographs to give myself a better idea of what shapes the building is made up of.

Here are some photos I found online:

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Here are some of my own photos which show close ups of the details of the windows and doorways:

This was my first attempt at modelling the building, I was really not happy with the progress I was making so I started over.. I am so much happier with my second attempt!

First Attempt:

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Here is my second attempt (unfinished):

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References:

http://www.travelplanservices.co.uk/portfolio/queens-university-belfast/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/0/queens-university-belfast-guide/

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