Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Dependence_1

Today, I will present another house of  the 19 pre-built example houses you find in the pack MJH Modular Japanese Town House we offer on the Unreal Marketplace, the one included in the map MS_Dependence_1.

This house is, in fact, the dependence of the previous described house MS_Machiya_1.

Here, how the level looks in the distributed pack. You can, of course, copy the house and paste it in your levels, as it is or modifying it as you like, saving you some time. Of course, you can also build from scratch your own houses. Please refer to the documentation of the pack. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Dependence_1”

Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_1

I’ve decided to take a little time to present each of the 19 pre-built example houses you find in the pack MJH Modular Japanese Town House we offer on the Unreal Marketplace.  These example maps are created using the houses I have built for the demo of the pack and are meant to show what you can accomplish with the assets of MJH, but you can also use them as they are or with modifications in your levels. That’s why I want to spend sometime speaking of each house.

Today, let’s see MS_Machiya_1. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_1”

Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Interior Props – Part C

In this post I will present the props contained under “A_PropsInt/Stairs“.

As the folder name suggests, this folder contains stairs.

There are essentially 2 types of stairs, the ones you can directly put into your level and the modular ones you can compose as you like.

Let’s start from the first group, the pre-built stairs.

Continue reading “Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Interior Props – Part C”

Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Part 1 – B

Today, I will show in more details how to use the Modular Japanese House Kit to build the architecture of a machiya. As this is a visual detailed demonstration of the concepts and utilities already introduced in the previous part of the tutorial, there is just a video.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUeehBr7YVg&w=560&h=315]

Modular Japanese Town House Documentation

Modular Japanese Town House Pack on UE4 Marketplace 

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Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Introduction

 

Unreal Marketplace: MJH Modular Japanese Town House 

Here a series of tutorials about the modular Japanese House kit that I’ve built for Unreal 4.

First, a small introduction about the traditional architecture in Japan. There are essentially 4 types of traditional houses in Japan (I’m speaking of house for people and shops, not temples, palaces, etc), the ones in the cities, called machiya (町家, literally town-house), the farmhouses nōka (農家), the  fishermen’s dwellings gyoka (漁家) and mountain dwellings sanka (山家). My project concerns at the moment only the machiya, even if I have already done a few pieces also for the country-houses and I would like to make a pack for those too in the future.

My pack is for traditional houses, however, they are for the modern times; I mean, it’s the traditional architecture how is preserved nowadays. The furniture that comes with the pack is modern. However, it can be easily adapted to also represent Japan during the Edo period or Meiji restoration. Continue reading “Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Introduction”

House Example

Today’s work for my Modular Japanese House project. I wasn’t totally satisfied with the previous version of this house (a small house, desalinated to guests and situated in a garden), so I remade it. I also added the possibility to have the paper of the shoji doors outside the frames, and added rain gutters and pipes.