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Soledine
05-17-2011, 06:37 PM
Hey all,

How would one go about creating a floating island in 3dsmax?

I'm planning on making a floating island with some sort of city on it. But i cant figure out where to start.
Can someone maybe enlighten me?

scrimski
05-17-2011, 08:27 PM
Enlighten about what? The modeling? The actual floating on some liquid surface? The design/&concept? It's a very broad question you ask.

Soledine
05-17-2011, 08:30 PM
Sorry i should have been more clear, my apologies.
Its about the modeling of the island.

My idea is to have an island floating in the sky.

Reed5point0
08-15-2011, 04:42 PM
It's all about reference. You won't be able to do anything, until you have a general idea about what you are making.

Sooooo....Floating Islands....

2 places come to mind in terms of where to look.

World of Warcraft Burning Crusdae - You might not play this game, but some of the coolest game environments live there.

http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2011/july/region-nagrand-full.jpg

You could even look at some of the in game islands to get a basic idea on how they made the low res game file.

OR

Pandora from Avatar...

http://www.manoneileen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Avatar_Pandora1.jpg

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