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Old 05-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
Kevin Braber
Rottum, Netherlands
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Making a floating island (3dsmax)

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?
Old 05-17-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
J. Schreyer
ARRI Berlin
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Enlighten about what? The modeling? The actual floating on some liquid surface? The design/&concept? It's a very broad question you ask.
Old 05-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
Kevin Braber
Rottum, Netherlands
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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.
Old 08-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #4
Reed J Culver
Midland, USA
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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.

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.


Pandora from Avatar...
Old 08-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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