I’m really pleased with how the final map has turned out and i think it all came together really well in the end. So when we broke up for Christmas we arranged for everyone to finish a certain section of the map so everyone got a chance and all the work wasn’t burdened on one person. My job was to design the church and put together the section before the church which can be seen in a previous post. Then when we came back everyone had finished there section so all that was left was to put it all together and this is the final outcome. If we had a little more time we would of liked to add more little details and textures to the map to make it feel more real for example guttering and rubbish in the streets. Another thing that we could of done with more time would be to add different house designs, I do think we have good variation of houses but more would of been better. But as i said earlier i am very happy with how the map turned out.
Just before the Christmas break we started putting the our map together in SketchUp using the buildings we all created. We took it in turns to build up the map but then realised we wouldn’t finish it so had to delegate tasks for each person to do over the break. This is how far we got before the break…
I got given this section to do over the break, i had to create the church and then place some of the buildings for the alleys before the church yard:
These are some of the buildings i have been making for our level design project, I’ve made a few different ones because when i was just using one building it looked stupid being the same building copied and pasted over and over again, it didn’t look real. My buildings along with the other buildings the members of my group have made (Barry, Mark and Scott) will all be going on to our map we created before to create our level.
I gave all my buildings a run down look because our game/level is meant to be set in 1888 Whitechapel London which was a very poor area at the time.
For our group project we created a to scale layout of our level in Google Sketchup, as shown below…
Final layout with key
Then we put it into Photoshop to add the key so we and others know what is going on in the level. We may decide to change the layout or tweak little things with it but we are happy with it at the moment.