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11 November 2005, 09:46 PM
This is actually my first post here. But i wanted to show some stuff i did at work the last few month. Those are realtime models of famous buildings in Vienna. Some are a bit high with the triangle count (ranges from 5k to 200k because of some statues and fancy details) which will be cut our when importing into the engine.


Burgtor at Heldenplatz:

Part of the Hofburg (The other part was not made by me so i cut it out):

Building in Kärntnerstrasse:

The Austrian Parlament:

Vienna City Hall:

The Secession:

Castle Schönbrunn (completely modeled, this one weights at 200k tris together with the Gloriette):

Upper Castle Belvedere:

Lesser Castle Belvedere:

A pity i dont have any wires at the moment. probably ill put them up later.

11 November 2005, 10:18 PM
those are amazing you have a real talent there.
I am in awe.
No critisism to give, i am not worthy.

11 November 2005, 10:19 PM
i dont know what to say! :eek: :applause:

can you post wires, it will be nice to see! :)

11 November 2005, 10:37 PM
very good stuff, I hope to visit Vienna some day! You should give us a flythrough or something when you put it all together. Maybe a little more dirt near the bottoms of the structures, otherwise incredible texture work so far.

11 November 2005, 12:06 AM
Well Done :applause:

I like it alot, how did you texture em? unwrap?

11 November 2005, 12:44 AM
I also wouldnt mind seeing a few of your textures (and at full size, i cant think about how much detail could have gone into those) did you take photos yourself or use stock?

11 November 2005, 12:56 AM
nice work man :D

11 November 2005, 03:21 AM
This is incredible. Would love to see some wires.

11 November 2005, 09:28 AM
thanks for the replies....

well, i took the ref photos by myself.

im sorry that i cannot put the texture sheets up cause of an NDA... but i'll make some wires later

btw, here is the missing picture. the building in Kärntnerstrasse ;)

11 November 2005, 10:16 AM
Quality work Guriamo. Love the attention to detail :twisted:

11 November 2005, 10:28 AM
here is a wire render of the Secession...


and the Picture that did not show up in the entrance Post

11 November 2005, 12:44 PM
Wow, these are very well executed. Could you please provide an insight into how you textured these; Texture sizes, are they tiled or sheets? Perhaps an explanation of how 1 of the building was appraoched would be useful.

Also what game are they for?

11 November 2005, 01:09 PM
well, i'm under an NDA that includes that i must not talk about specific things of the creation process.....

but i can say i used texture sheets and for some parts tileable textures....but i still try different ways to approach.

texture sizes on these are 1024² for showoff cases ;) the larger buildings use multiple sheets

11 November 2005, 01:33 PM

what language are you using when executing these objects?

i'm really interested on doing this, especially the walk-through and the 3d orbit.

11 November 2005, 02:33 PM
what do you mean exactly?

11 November 2005, 03:10 PM
I am a newbie so bare with me mates, what is excactly texture sheets, is it when you select a face and drop a texture on

11 November 2005, 03:25 PM
a texture sheet is just a bitmap with all textures of a certain object mapped on ;)

11 November 2005, 04:15 PM
Ow thanks man

you have to unwrap though isn't


11 November 2005, 06:21 PM
I am totally amazed. They look like photos of real buildings. They are sooo beautiful. Thank you for posting them. Is this for that new game True Crime Vienna?

11 November 2005, 06:28 PM
hehe, i wish, would be a cool game ;)

11 November 2005, 11:00 AM
Wowzers! Thats impressive. Is it for tourism?

11 November 2005, 12:03 PM
Wowzers! Thats impressive. Is it for tourism?


btw i made some Detail renders, nothing fancy tho.

you can see that i modeled a small room inside the secession where you can view some paintings (i made them some time ago) and a statue when looking through the glass roof.

the roof there isnt 100% accurate, but when i ve time i'll fix that ;)

11 November 2005, 06:03 AM
realy great work... i like the details...

11 November 2005, 01:06 PM
This is amazing. Well exectued models!

11 November 2005, 08:35 PM
oider bist du deppert is das geil!!
Muss dir erlich gestehen ich hass Wien wie die Pest aber deine Bilder ham mir wieder gezeigt wie schön die Stadt is.

Gratulation und tausend Dank.

These images kick ass.
Great stuff
Wanna see more (wires :))
Hope to see in the future ur textures.
Greet Dillinger

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11 November 2005, 08:53 PM
thanks for all the responses....

here is a wip of the "volkstheater" i'm working on right now....not much atm but i hope i can finish it end of this week

11 November 2005, 09:00 PM
i'm curious how do you work? do you visited all these places yourself and took pictures of the buildings and then visualize them in 3D?

11 November 2005, 09:03 PM
yes, as i live in vienna its not hard to reach the places and take photographs ;) makes work much easier ;)

11 November 2005, 05:59 PM
heres a quick update... parts of the textures need still work...

11 November 2005, 07:58 PM

Nice F***ing job on the models man that is amazing and beautiful , good work sir.

Chris Youngblood

11 November 2005, 09:43 PM
Hey man, those buildings look friggin sweet!!

Im curious as to how much (if all) you photo sourced the textures. I have absolutly NOTHING against people who do this (hell I do it sometimes), but I'm just curious as to if you did it to get that level of detail.

Once again, great work!

11 November 2005, 09:01 AM
well, i'd say 90% of the textures are photosourced. except the statues and some of the roofs (and few details)....but i was told to use mainly photo sourced textures, so it has a nearly "photorealistic" look.

With such neoclassic buildings it would be a hard job to paint all those with all the fancy ornaments and architectual things on it ;)

11 November 2005, 01:21 PM
Bravo, you have a nice collection of work here, well done!

11 November 2005, 11:38 AM
servas guaramo!

great work! really amazing models/textures you have done here! what software/renderer did you use? did you bake lighting (gi) into the textues or just used it for the renders? looks nice!

just wanted to ask if you could give me some background info to this project - i am from vienna too, so i´d like to know what is going on around here. is it a game? a realtime sightseeing tour through vienna?? what is tisc media doing - never heard of them...?

anyways... good to see there is some high quality work coming from vienna, even if its quiet small in a sense of game studios and post-production companies... keep it up!

solong, quasmaster

11 November 2005, 12:27 PM
well for the renders i've just used the 3dmax standart renderer wirh a sunlight placed in the scene...

when preparing the models for ingame i use lightmaps (with dropshadow).

yes you're right, in austria there are not many companies and even less that produce good quality....

Elucid Concepts
11 November 2005, 06:14 PM
Holy living crap that is pretty amazing. On average, how long does it take you per building?

11 November 2005, 07:39 PM
heres the latest wip from today:

tomorrow i'll finish it...

this one took me one week, but it depends... i'm working average 30h per week...but castle schoenbrunn took me a month to finish (had serious coputer troubles tho ;) )

the normal house (kaerntnerstrasse) i built in one day, i think 8 hours included taking photographs.

11 November 2005, 03:44 PM
herethe almost final version...

just need to fix some texture stretchings and tile problem...

12 December 2005, 06:20 PM
finished another one... roof looks a bit plain atm... maybe i fix that when i got time (still 9 buildings on my todo list)

12 December 2005, 06:32 PM
Oh. My. God. This is positively amazing work, especially considering the speed at which you're doing these. The models are beautiful, and the texturework is fantastic. I'd love to see more of these.

Wow. :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 10:18 AM
Very nice work here, some great details I especially like the statues.Well done

12 December 2005, 11:08 AM
really nice work..well done!:thumbsup:
the Vienna City Hall is a beauty

12 December 2005, 02:42 PM
what time I can do the job like this??:love:

12 December 2005, 07:26 PM
Thanx for those nice models!
Just amazing!

// Da steckt ne Menge Arbeit drin!
// Meine Hochachtung! :applause:
// Welche Kamera benutzt du fuer Texturen?



12 December 2005, 08:02 PM
thanks for the replies...

for the quesition what camera i'm using to make the texture refs ....

well i just have a "Lenovo V30" with 3.2mp not realy a top notch product ;) ...

(the photographs are heavily edited, with lots of hand painted parts in the textures)

12 December 2005, 08:44 AM
Really really nice work. I have not been to Vienna or seen these buildings, I would love to. However from what I can tell, you nailed the scale down with your proportions and all the little details, not an easy thing to do on structures of that size, well done! :thumbsup:

12 December 2005, 11:21 AM
wooooooooooooooooooo excellent :buttrock:

12 December 2005, 11:39 AM
The buildings are very good.:cool:

12 December 2005, 10:01 PM
Amazing work very inspiring! zero crits!

12 December 2005, 04:42 PM
damn those are pretty nice.

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