Wow, what a really fun and interesting assignment. I learnt heaps along the way and MUV has definitely opened my mind more to virtual worlds. So much can be achieved in a virtual world and i think its an awesome platform for education. As of now i have finished my build and really happy with the results. Here are some pictures of the final result (click pictures for a better view):
overall i’m happy with how the outside looks. I wanted to create another two turrets at the back of the castle but though would use way too much prims and i probably wouldn’t of have the time to complete it. im happy with the choice of texture for the outside.
This took quite some time to achieved, especially for the door to open and close when clicked. I’m happy with the look of the double doors and don’t think i would have done anything different here. The red orb on the right is a scanning system which scans for avatars and sends them a message. The sign on the left can be clicked on which is a link to this blog.
i am generally happy with the hallway. It looks much nicer now with the flame torches on the wall, especially at night time. It does look a little plane but its not a biggie.
Fireplace / Lounge
Really happy with how the fireplace turned out. Thanks to the particle lab for teaching me how to make fire.
Dining area / Kitchen
This room i struggled with a little. Not for building it, but deciding what to put in it. In the end i decided to build a sort of dining room with a table for people to sit around. I’m happy with the result and like the look of the big table and bench behind it.
This is where i wanted to build a big catapult but i think that was biting off more than i could chew so it just has the chimney on the left.
What am i pleased about?
I am really happy with how smoothly the scripting went. I originally thought that this would be one of the harder parts, but i was wrong about that. As i started to get more involved in the build the scripting came more easier to me rather than doing visual complexity, that’s why i changed the type of build that i was doing. I guess I’m not mean to be a graphics designer.
Another thing that i am pleased about is how the fireplace turned out. I am really glad that i managed to get the particle system working as the castle would not be the same without the fireplace. Gives it a nice medieval feel to it which is the theme i was going for.
What am i not so pleased about?
One thing that i am not so pleased with which is how the spiral stairs turned out. They work fine but they are a little too steep and to me look unrealistic. If someone was to climb the stairs in real life, they would probably fall down. I guess that’s a bonus of a virtual world. When an avatar climbs the stairs they can get to the top but the camera kind of moves through the walls because there is not enough room.
What would i do differently next time?
spend more time planning the build. If i was to do this i would not have run into some the problems i faced along the way. But overall i’m very happy with what i have done.