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Friday, 14 January 2011

New Life Scientific Corridor Complete



So I've finally finished this little scene and boy did it take a while. I learnt so much and I believe I have improved my workflow and understanding of UDK.

The story of this scene is set using the props seen around room. It's set in the near future and a corporation known as New Life has developed portal technology however they felt it was too dangerous and cancelled the project.

The scientist in charge of the machine wouldn't take no for an answer so he broke into the building and brought his partner with him. As he activated the machine something went wrong and this scene shows the current status of the building just before it is about to be destroyed by an explosion caused by the machine.

From what we can see there's a large wire which connects the portal machine to the building power supply in the basement. There's a clipboard, pen and a cup on the sofa which suggests someone was sitting there, perhaps the assistant. There's also a wet stain which suggests this person got up in a hurry.

The computer terminal on the ceiling is normally used for showing the company slideshows however the scientist has connected the main computer mainframe to the machine in order to power it up. Doing so means it shows all the messages that are shown in the main room and as we can see there is a "problem" with the portal machine.

Finally, outside we can see that New Life is a powerful organisation as they have flags and billboards all over the city.

To be honest, I wanted to do more and I had some sketches for the portal machine but I pushed my PC to the limit in order to get this scene rendered out and I am quite satisfied with the final result. It far exceeds anything I've created so far and it will be a challenge to beat it.

The scene was created in UDK (Copyright Epic Games) and the skydome was created by Remus and full details can be found here: http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=603122

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