This house is inspired by a real machiya I’ve found on Google maps. Located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, this house is in reality a hotel, or more precisely a traditional Japanese inn ( 旅館 – ryokan). In my demo and example map is used like a house and not an inn, but I took some inspiration from the few photos I’ve found for the interior too. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_3”
This house example is a restaurant. The exterior is inspired by the restaurant next to the museum I took as inspiration for MS_Machiya_1, as you can see in this photo. For the interior of this example I didn’t take the real restaurant interior, as I did in other maps, but I invented one using various source of inspiration from photos on pinterest and video games. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_2”
The tea-house, in Japanese “chashitsu” (茶室) – literally tea-room, is a small house in the garden designated for the tea ceremony.
The structure of a chashitsu and of the garden around it are pretty much always the same and well defined.
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”
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”
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.
In this post, I will present the props contained in the following folders: A_PropsInt/Mise, A_PropsInt/Food and A_PropsInt/Noren.
Mise (店) in Japanese means “store, shop, establishment, restaurant”. In this folder you find useful props for your Japanese shops or restaurants.
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, 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.