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.
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.
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.
One of the things I did last fall/summer, but I never published on this blog, is a sushi chef model. I’ve modeled the cloths with Marvelous Designer 9. Actually, the main reason for this model was to try the new features available in Marvelous 9. The typical Japanese geta (下駄) shoes were modeled in Maya lt. Everything is textured in Substance Painter. The character is Lee from DAZ 3D (Genesis 8).
In the last few months, I’ve started a few new things, one of those are modern Japanese houses and their equipment, like gas meters, electricity meters, air ducts, air conditioners, advertising banners. Parts of those could be useful also for the traditional houses, as they are traditional, but as they exist nowadays.
Here an overview of the interior props this pack offers.
The interior props are located under MJH/A_PropsInt. There are 6 subfolders Food, Furniture, Lighting, Mise, Noren and Stairs.
Let’s start by the Furniture folder. This folder contains a few very typical Japanese props.
Today, I’ve finally sent to Epic the modular Japanese house kit for review and approval. I hope it will be available soon on the Marketplace.
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.
It took some texturing and modeling work, but finally I have dango and yakitori and some typical Asian grill for cooking in my Modular Japanese House project. Unfortunately, I cannot eat 3D models, but they look yummy 🙂