This post is about my favorite example house in the pack, a sushi bar. This sushi restaurant isn’t inspired from a house found on Google map, but from a specific sushi bar in my favorite video game series, 龍が如く (Like a Dragon) known in the West as Yakuza. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_8”
Machiya_7 is inspired from liquor store also located in Ise in the Mie Prefecture on the same street as Machiya_6.
There are a lot of pictures of this store and they are the inspiration not only for the house itself, but also for a lot of props I’ve modeled for this project, like sake cups, bottles and barrels, curtains, shop signs, etc. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_7”
Just a quick post about making looping animations in Maya Time Editor, mostly for myself. Suppose you have a walk mocap fbx and you want to make it loop so you can use it in UE4, here the way I found to make it. (I’m not an anim pro, if you know better please leave a comment)
This house is inspired by this udon restaurant located in the city of Ise in the Mie prefecture. In this particular location, there are a few streets composed only of traditional houses, so it was for a really good source of inspiration and a lot of the machiya examples available in my pack come from this specific location. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_6”
This house is inspired by the machiya in this photo. It’s the photo of a rent house in Kyoto located near Gion, one of the famous Kyoto districts. Continue reading “Modular Japanese Town House Example Maps: MS_Machiya_4”
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.