Low Poly Course: Living Room Scene Completed!

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I finished my low poly living room! Well, it’s not like my living room, but it is my imaginary living room! Here’s a rendered image from it:

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Now, in the course, the instructor actually had a modern living space, with a modern television as well. But during the video, he misspoke and said “VHS player” instead of DVD player. So, I couldn’t help myself, and I changed out the modern TV for an old school one! I even put a little VHS tape on the shelf underneath it.

True to the style, I did everything with cubes, even the “domed” TV screen. I really like the cartoon style look to low-poly 3D art, which is why I had to include the “rabbit ears” on top of the TV. It is, of course, period accurate, but more importantly, it emphasizes the comical appearance of it, at least, that’s what I was hoping for.

For the color scheme in the room, I actually went online and looked up “living room color schemes” and settled one that I based this look off of, so if it seems fairly pleasing to the eye, I can’t take all the credit for the color choices.

Anyways, I’m having a blast with this new course, and I hope you enjoy the low-poly models!

Linux – keep it simple.

Low Poly Course: Living Room Scene, getting started

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Well, I decided to take another course on Udemy.  I wanted to branch out a little bit from my usual routine and learn something that I’m not really familiar with. So, I decided to take a course on 3D modeling. There are a lot of options out there, but I decided to settle on this one: https://www.udemy.com/course/blenderlowpoly/,  The Ultimate Blender Low Poly Guide by Alex Cordebard, and I have to say, I’m loving it!

First, why I decided to take the course:

  • I was hoping it would help me model things for my 3D printer
  • I am also looking forward to some small 3D game design, but need models to do that.
  • I like the simpler, cartoon-ish style that has been a staple of “low-poly” 3D art.

Second, why I’m enjoying this course:

  • The instructor is so enthusiastic, it’s contagious!
  • Alex does a great job of explaining things in a way that is easy for a non-3D/non-artist to understand.
  • Everything is made from simple shapes.

The first “chapter” was about how to use Blender, which really helped me out. Now I’m on the second chapter, made up of several lessons, which show us how to make a low-poly living room scene. So far, so good! I can’t wait to see what this looks like when we’re done!

Linux – keep it simple.