Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Norse Churches in 3D

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Default Norse Churches in 3D

    A list of 3D Models i made of Norse Churches and Cathedrals in Iceland and Greenland (Faroe Islands will be included soon, too, and maybe also Norway)

    Let's start with...

    ...Skįlholt, the most important medieval diocese of Iceland:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11843529324_b8055ddbdd_c.jpg 
Views:	120 
Size:	68.2 KB 
ID:	60194

    Inside:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11797484503_fbe48bfff1_c.jpg 
Views:	176 
Size:	138.6 KB 
ID:	60201

    The 12th century cathedral which i modeled was in fact a stave church, and probably the largest one ever built (in a country that has almost no forests; the wood was brought from Norway by ship)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11609340083_0bb563f4f9_c.jpg 
Views:	177 
Size:	118.4 KB 
ID:	60195

    Garšar, Greenland's medieval diocese, existant from 1126 until 1378; the cathedral was the largest medieval church built in Greenland, but compared to european churches of that time it's really small.

    The whole farm:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11621466603_e5364a6243_c.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	84.3 KB 
ID:	60196


    Undir Höfda, today Sondre Igaliku, only few miles southeast of Garšar, with one of the larger medieval Greenlandic churches:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	E66 Undir Höfda Church2.jpg 
Views:	309 
Size:	2.38 MB 
ID:	60197

    Inside:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11647511723_4d48b7fb08_z.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	128.3 KB 
ID:	60199

    Narsarsuaq, Norse name unknown, was the Benedictine Convent at Greenland, with a small 12th or 13th century church:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11624104844_f355cf1a39_z.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	68.3 KB 
ID:	60200

    to be continued...

  2. #2
    Software Dev/Rep Redrobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,807
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Exquisite ! Wonderful ! Bravo

  3. #3

    Default Another church from Iceland...

    The church next to the trading site at Gįsir, northern Iceland, built around 1260 to 1300 AD, destroyed in the mid 16th century.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11931784155_c2ee7fe0a5_b.jpg 
Views:	74 
Size:	80.8 KB 
ID:	62015

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11932066963_5e27f96f69_b.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	86.6 KB 
ID:	62016

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11932233684_845c1efc93_b.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	241.3 KB 
ID:	62017

    And the whole trading site:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	12931419053_5f3bf87a4c_b.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	225.5 KB 
ID:	62018

  4. #4
    Guild Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    84

    Default

    Pretty cool stuff. You can certainly feel how these buildings acted in their surrounding. It is nice being able to see multiple examples of this church style together, it help with the understanding of the Norse environment.

    It would be nice if there was a little more variety in the wood texturing, specifically in Skalholt and Gasir. It would probably not be as noticeable if there was not as much contrast between the light and dark wood planks. Is there any way to add some variety or reduce the contrast in the texture? Other than that I like what I see!

  5. #5
    Guild Member JefBT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Conchas, Brazil
    Posts
    85

    Default

    amazing set of buildings

  6. #6
    Guild Journeyer Facebook Connected Caenwyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Flanders, Belgium
    Posts
    231

    Default

    Hi Chlodowech, this is amazing! What sort of software did you use? Must be a pro package or something, at least I don't know of any method to use light sources in Sketchup Free.
    Come pay me a visit on my blog!

  7. #7

    Default

    I'm using SketchUp for modeling, and Kerkythea for rendering the finished models, actually no kind of pro software

    Kerkythea - Home

  8. #8

    Default

    By the way, i created a new model of the Garšar Cathedral, after having read a book about it with much more new information about the building, its surrounding and fittings.

    Here it is:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11887249403_ed56c95bbd_b.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	143.6 KB 
ID:	64041

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11887803226_9072838676_c.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	107.7 KB 
ID:	64042

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11888856554_ae64c87382_b.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	124.6 KB 
ID:	64043

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11889993644_cd50084296_b.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	243.0 KB 
ID:	64044

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •