Here some useful references about Japanese traditional architecture, in particular about roofing.
First, nowadays there are 3 standard tiled roof types in Japan:
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- J-shaped tiles: these are Japanese style tiles, the main tile is named 桟瓦 (sangawara); these tiles are the evolution of the traditional 本瓦葺 (hongawara roof) still used for temple and shrines; they are used for traditional houses;
- F-shaped tiles: these are flat tiles;
- S-shaped tiles: these are Western style tiles.
Just a few screenshots to show some progress. Still working on completing it. I’ve also started to modify and add some pieces of the architecture and I plan to add some exterior props too. Goals: create a new Unreal 4 Marketplace pack for Japanese furniture and improve my existing MJH-Modular Japanese Town House pack.
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I’ve started this project as a learning zBrush project. It consists on remaking/improving some props I already had for the MJH – Modular Japanese Town House UE4 kit, like the tansu (箪笥) cabinetry, and adding new ones. In particular I added a short leg table (chabudai, ちゃぶ台), legless chairs (zaisu, 座椅子) and their cushions (zabuton, 座布団) and a sake set.
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This is first zbrush sculpting, I did it a couple of months ago, but I didn’t find neither the time neither the spirit to publish it on the blog, because of a sad event happening at the time.
Kitsune means fox in Japanese and these statues are typical of inari shrines, like the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto Prefecture. It was since the time of the MJH Modular Japanese Town House kit for UE4 Marketplace that I wanted to sculpt them, but only now I’ve started learning Zbrush (and I really love it).
As this statues are my very first Zbrush sculpting, I’ve decided to give them for free to everybody. You can download them on itch.io and use them in your projects under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.
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This is a small store (closed, for the moment – no interior, sorry) inspired by some shops in the historical quarter of Ise (Mie prefecture).
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Unfortunately, I don’t find the inspiration source for this machiya on my saved maps anymore (sorry! 申し 訳 ありません！). However, I’ve found some of the inspiration photos used for it, like this house or this one (both are inns located in Kyoto).
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This example is a separate house, but also a dependence of the restaurant seen in MS_Machiya_16. Also the real world houses that inspired the main restaurant building have a dependence like this one nearby. Actually, the dependence is located in the middle of the two buildings (see here for the seafood restaurant side and here for the soba one) .
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This example is inspired by this seafood restaurant (mainly for exterior) mixed with this soba restaurant (mainly for interior), both located in the historical quarter of Ise that has inspired a lot of the example houses of the pack and its demo.
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This example is not an actual house, but a stage ( 舞台 – butai in Japanese).
It’s inspired by this stage found on Google maps. Unfortunately I don’t have modeled the musical instruments, but they are in my want-to-do list.
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