After loads of doodles in my sketchbook I was able to come up with the concept that I had in mind. I started with a background but I thought just having the design of the castle would be a better way to present the idea more clearly. The little houses down in the rocks are inspired by the houses in my city, I wanted to add more buildings but I thought it could get a bit overwhelming.
First time using UDK! This is exciting! I still need to learn how to do create the lightmap, as you can see when I play the scene there is no shadows in the mailbox.
In this last week I’ve been trying to understand better how to achieve a better render quality, I used two different render engines, mental ray (1st picture) and vray (the last two). I feel that it’s much easier to achieve a better render quality with vray and also is much simple to play with.
Both results are not quite what I wanted but for a first attempt I think they ended up achieving a pleasing look.
In terms of UV’s, I think was more easy than I thought, but the simplicity of the model helped a lot. I will try to texture something more complex next time.