View Full Version : April/May 2011 Lite Challenge Entry - Church of Odin

05-01-2011, 04:57 PM
I heard a whisper of new competition down the threads. I wasnīt sure if I should enter this month but I could not resist. So here it is.

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05-04-2011, 06:28 PM
So here is another nightly build, modelling still not ready. There are some notable glitches but I wanted to try out the composition.

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05-04-2011, 11:55 PM
The only thing I have is on the sentence structure - it reads kind of odd. I had to read it twice before I got it. I might add the word "As" the very beginning or change "the church" to "this church" and capitalize "Defence Installation Network". Otherwise, the church itself looks pretty good. The only thing that I see on the church is a weird little dent or hole on the dome in the main view.

05-08-2011, 06:09 PM
Here is another update for my "Church". Modelling is called finished because I had to move on to texturing. Everything regarding modelling and texturing is done in Sketchup 8 ( free ). I borrowed the satelite dish and the staircase from googles modell libary. If there is time I will create my own modells but I donīt think so right now. The alignment of the layers is to rough, Iīll have to do some finetuning. Perhaps there will be a fully rendered image with some pretty lights. We will see.

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05-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Really nice coloring.

05-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Very, very beautiful!

05-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Looks great. Typo in the description: chuch instead of church

05-11-2011, 05:30 PM
A long journey lies behind me and I think I call this one finished. The hole think was sketched out by hand, modeled in Sketchup 8 and rendered Kerkythea 2008, one of the few free render engines working with Sketchup. The program has kind of a learning curve and I barely scratched the surface in these few days. It says you can set up lights in SU but it gave weired results so I did the whole setup again. I think SU is a great program for setting up dungeons and it can be fast if you know what you are doing. Setting up a nice style it can almost look handdrawn. Itīs not the artistic thing but really close for the challenged ones of us ;)
I wish everyone a good night and hope you enjoy your stay with the "Church".

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05-11-2011, 05:39 PM
That is just awesome. Great work. :)

Steel General
05-12-2011, 06:36 AM
Very Cool!!

05-12-2011, 05:38 PM
Noticed some strange artefacts in the balcony and could not leave it alone. Inserted some bolts.

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05-12-2011, 10:03 PM
Im glad I dropped out.. Couldn't of beaten this.

05-13-2011, 01:27 PM
The bolts are a very cool touch. Nice work. :)

05-13-2011, 02:50 PM
It's very well drawn, but not very realistic. An orbital installation wouldn't be shaped like a church; especially the windows/holes are very odd.

05-13-2011, 04:13 PM
You are right.

05-13-2011, 05:14 PM
You are right.

It's still quite cool, and very well drawn. Good luck at the polls!

05-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Really, who cares if it's realistic? It's awesome! The bolts are indeed a nice touch, and I like the slightly blotchy stencil lettering. Very fitting.

05-14-2011, 03:56 AM
The engineers on this project were clearly told that the bosses needed something that would let them "go medieval" on the enemy, and they just took it overly literally.

05-14-2011, 04:35 AM
Pretty cool if you ask me. War hammer 40k has cruisers shaped like cathedrals and it works so I have no problems with this design. Perfect for a militaristic theological society!

05-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Wow, this is really good Troedel, I agree with Mearrin and Seraphine, in a fantasy setting you have more creative liberty with your architectural choices. So I wouldn't worry too much that the blending of historical architectural design would seem odd in or own world; it might be right at home in another.


05-14-2011, 01:38 PM
It makes me think of something that Comstar would build. :)