Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Introduction

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”