Today I work on the transformers, transmission pylons and other electric infrastructure. So far I have only a pylons and technical facilities building and all that fenced and gated. In the next few hours I will model lot more of this mad net of lines and light constructions . Here what I have so far :
What is interesting is that we are still under 800.000 polys mark ! There is a chance that whole complex will not have more than one million polygons. Today I finish all electrics, tomorrow I will do offices and parkings and in Friday I will add as much filling detail as possible to make it even more complex. Golden rule in CGI is to avoid big flat empty arenas so I need to brake every flat surface with some kind of distraction for the eye.
So I started last part of this project. So far I have everything planed on paper in my notepad. Model is based on compilation of three existing power plants so it may look similar to what You know from reality. What is ready You can see on previews but what is missing is too much to mention. For sure there will be big cooling section on the lower level. Under the bridge crane like in one of my real plants used as references. On top of that there will be main building where steam turbines are located. Then two reactor buildings and on the top level big field full of transformers and electric lines. Rest of free space I plan to fill with few small buildings, garages, few pipelines and big tanks for many unknown fluid and gases for all kind of sorcery.
At the end all will be covered with few roads and lots of fences. We will see soon.
BTW: While I researched theme of the typical nuclear power plant I discovered that this iconic image of big cooling towers with clouds of steam on top ( like big chimneys ) are song of the past. Almost all new nuclear power plants do not have those. Not every power plant looks like Homer Simpson`s workplace :-)
So, how to fill area of the airport ( more than two kilometers long ) ? I`m working on that right now. Modeling so big area is a challenge ! So far I have shape and complete airstrip. Navigation lights will be reworked because at this moment they are more than 500.000 polys and this is unacceptable. It is what You get by simple copy/paste of not optimized elements. We also have radar station and communication tower.
What missing ? Everything ! I don`t know where to start.
There will be added :
- terminal with 8 gates and tunnels to the planes. ( see the first project, Train Station to have idea how much work is needed here ! )
- small private jet terminal
- two hangars
- big airliner and smaller private jet
- control tower
- vehicles for plane towing and baggage transport
- roads to all objects
and many others that will be discovered as necessary while working on next stages.
I need minimum 5 more days for this project.It is a lot of work but I decided not to ask for more money. It is not honorable when You accept project and conditions but later have second thoughts. It is not my style.
Anyway... here You have early previews: