Thursday, 29 October 2009

Intertior modeling

For the interior model so far I have had a few problems in filling the right areas with the pillars without making it feel to claustrophobic and trying to figure out how the inside of the ceiling fits together has been a bit of a challenge, non-the-less its has come together nicely over the last few days. I have also had a few problems with maya glitching, a few fatel errors have come up while working with the programme. I think it is down too the size of the file and the density in my geometry, but should that cause fatel errors? So far my answer to it is to save reguarly and with new files, it seems to be keeping the errors at bay.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Modeling Update

Its getting close. The end is near, of modeling for the exterior of the building anyway.








Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Modeling Update

Over the last few days not a lot of physicle modeling has been done. I have spent my time unraveling the UV layout of the Chancle structure ready to texture it a at later date. To sort out the UV's, it took longer than expected, although they look in some sort of order from firstglance but on closer inspection a fare few where layered on top of one another we some in unexpected places. after an uphil struggle the Chancle walls are good to go.



Before:

















After:

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Monday, 12 October 2009

Closeing Credits Text Style Possiblities

While searching images of the Knights Templar and Temple Church images i came across to font styles that i liked which relate to my style of animation. Two font styles which are reconisable with the medievil knights era.









Script with Storyboard

(White text appears on a black background in the style of the Templar writings, fade to black)


The Knights Templar was an order set up after the first crusade in 1099, men devoted their lives to protecting pilgrims travelling in the holy land of Jerusalem.





(fade from black to a green map image, camera tracks forward and zooms into where London would be, directly over the sight of the Templar Church)

In 1168 the Temple Church in London was built as a British headquarters for the vastly growing order. It is located between Fleet Street and the river Thames. The land between the temple and the river served as a training ground for the knights. The Knights ran an early form of banking system from the Temples across the holy land as protection for the pilgrims.






(Blue print outline appears on the ground, camera tracks forward and zooms in towards the blue aprint, as the camera moves forward it also rotates 90 degrees to a horizintal view, which the camera rotates around to give 360 degree view of the building.
during the camera movement, the round naive builds itself on screen.)

Every round church the Templar’s built throughout Europe was a recreation of the sanctity of the Holy place found in the original Round Church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, built upon the death, burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ. Knights buried in the round were the most powerful of their generation, a burial here was greatly desired as it was a representation of a burial in Holy lands. Within the Naive there are nine life sized effigies made from marble, these effigies are of members of the Templar order.






(nearest wall becomes transparent to show the interior, camera tracks forward into the building, once inside the building the wall becomes opaque again. the camera focuses on the areas within the naive as the narrator talks about. camera then tracks back through the wall)

The Naive stands freely, with Gothic arches which rise to the drum. The Templar’s where the first to engineer such a design. Looking closely we can see that around the Naive the details for every arch has been hand crafted with their own intricate design and between each arch are the heads and gargoyles each with a different face.




(camera begins to rotate around the building as the chancle builds itself up)

The rectangular chancel was added in 1240. The extension was built when the Templar’s expect King Henry III and his wife Eleanor or Provence to be buried at the Church. Henry III was instead buried at Westminster Abby, it was in fact his son that was buried at the Temple Church. Many Kings of England held a close relationship to the Templar order.











(camera tracks forward, nearest wall becomes transparent, camera moves into the building focusing on the east wall as the narrator talks about the carvings in the wall. camera then tracks back out through the wall)


On the far western wall we can find a set of aumbries have been carved into the stone, these where used to keep the vessels used at mass. Their shape dates back to the early 17th century, the centre arch was probably created for a mural decoration. Two either side was likely to have been fronted with doors. These aumbries are now hidden behind the Wrenian rerdos.


(camera begins to rotate around the building)

The Templar order became very wealthy which led to their eventual downfall. King Edward II of England reluctantly seized and handed over the assets of the Templar order, including the Temple Church, to the Knights Hospitaller, who rented the church to law students, which created two of the Inns of Court, it is these inns which is charged with the up keep of the church to this day.






(camera zooms in and focuses on the naive roof as it goes through its changes, the camera then tracks back to focus on the change of material the church is built with.)

Over the years many restorations have been carried out to preserve and modernize the Temple Church. There have been a number of roofs over the naïve; Anthonis Van Den Wyngaerde in 1544 shows the first to be Cone, which later in reports from 1653 mentions a steeple. in 1680’s Christopher Wren carried out renovations which included the introduction of the churches first organ, a change from the rough Kentish rag stone walls to the smooth Bath stone we see today. The latest restoration came after the Second World War when the Church received heavy bomb damage; the roof was replaced with a design that that stands today, the drum.

(shot fades to black with white text in the templar style writings for the credits)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Modeling Update

The Chancle almost fully complete ready for texture and render. For the time being i am leaveing each of the North South and East facing walls seperate. I shall combine at a later stage.

Pre-vise

This is a low quaility very basic model of the Temple Church used to test camera angles and speeds. This test has given me some idea of what the camera angles showed be used to show the different parts of the Church, although this can only give me a basic idea as it is myself narrating the piece and I certainly do not have the right timing and clearity for the final narration therefore camera speeds or addtional shots may be needed when thenarration is recorded profesionally.

('avus media demo' is also repeated in the sound track as that is currently the only file converter i can get with internet connection problems. i will edit this upload at a later date)


video

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Modeling Update

As modeling this church is side and out I have decided to get a early start, as i am modeling from reality, while still working on the pre-vise and script, etc. So far the first wall of the chancel nearly fully modeled and ready for textures, so far the wall and pillars have full details and ready for smoothing. the roof piece is still missing.




Script Draft 3 With Camera Test

The Knights Templar was an order set up after the first crusade in 1099, men devoted their lives to protecting pilgrims travelling in the holy land of Jerusalem.

In 1168 the Temple Church in London was built as a British headquarters for the vastly growing order. It is located between Fleet Street and the river Thames. The land between the temple and the river served as a training ground for the knights. The Knights ran an early form of banking system from the Temples across the holy land as protection for the pilgrims.

Every round church the Templar’s built throughout Europe was a recreation of the sanctity of the Holy place found in the original Round Church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, built upon the death, burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ. Knights buried in the round were the most powerful of their generation, a burial here was greatly desired as it was a representation of a burial in Holy lands. Within the Naive there are nine life sized effigies made from marble, these effigies are of members of the Templar order.

The Naive stands freely, with Gothic arches which rise to the drum. The Templar’s where the first to engineer such a design. Looking closely we can see that around the Naive the details for every arch has been hand crafted with their own intricate design and between each arch are the heads and gargoyles each with a different face.

The rectangular chancel was added in 1240. The extension was built when the Templar’s expect King Henry III and his wife Eleanor or Provence to be buried at the Church. Henry III was instead buried at Westminster Abby, it was in fact his son that was buried at the Temple Church. Many Kings of England held a close relationship to the Templar order.

On the far western wall we can find a set of aumbries have been carved into the stone, these where used to keep the vessels used at mass. Their shape dates back to the early 17th century, the centre arch was probably created for a mural decoration. Two either side was likely to have been fronted with doors. These aumbries are now hidden behind the Wrenian rerdos.

The Templar order became very wealthy which led to their eventual downfall. King Edward II of England reluctantly seized and handed over the assets of the Templar order, including the Temple Church, to the Knights Hospitaller, who rented the church to law students, which created two of the Inns of Court, it is these inns which is charged with the up keep of the church to this day.

Over the years many restorations have been carried out to preserve and modernize the Temple Church. There have been a number of roofs over the naïve; Anthonis Van Den Wyngaerde in 1544 shows the first to be Cone, which later in reports from 1653 mentions a steeple. in 1680’s Christopher Wren carried out renovations which included the introduction of the churches first organ, a change from the rough Kentish rag stone walls to the smooth Bath stone we see today. The latest restoration came after the Second World War when the Church received heavy bomb damage; the roof was replaced with a design that that stands today, the drum.


video

(so far without sound, unfortunantly my current recording formats are not working in either premire pro or maya)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Modleing Begins

The finding a starting point to begin modleing the Temple church has been tough, I have restarted the modleing process a number of times, the blue prints have given me a guide but overall not been very useful. With a repetitive design I have started with part of the wall of the chanlce. The piece below will be made in full to duplicate for each section, indiviual details will be added after.




Monday, 5 October 2009

The Temple Church London

Yesterday i went and visited the Temple Church in London to talk to people working in the church and to get a better idea of the structure and scale. There are some amazing details that I found that could not be from the internet. I also had the opertunity to buy a book that gives the history of the temple church with photos of the stages of it creation. From this new insight I can now begin creating the church details in maya.


Here are some pictures that I took:














Friday, 2 October 2009

Storyboard 2 (follows Script Draft 2)

This story board follows the second script draft. There is a loot of information that is need, it has been a struggle to cutting it down to I have so far. the Script as it stands at the moment is far from its final stage, so to help me determine whats is suitable and what is just waffle, heres a runn through of shot ideas so far.
Shots top to bottom:
01. Who are the Templar
02. The Temple Church Location
03. The Temple Church Blue print
04. Building up the Naive
05. About the Naive
06. About the Naive
07. About the Naive
08. Building up the Chancle
09. About the Chancle
10. About the Chancle
11. About the Chancle
12. About the Chancle
13. About the Organ
14. About the Spire
15. About the Spire