One of the group two aspects I was put in charge of modelling was the barrels. I decided to model each of the elements of the item separately- for example, the lid, metal rims, and the barrel itself, to allow for easier UV mapping. It would also allow each positioning of the barrels to be different- the lids open, or missing, with items inside.
I decided to have a look at gaming assets online for inspiration. The first I found was those by Christopher Babic for Red Dead Redemption (2010). I liked the idea of having some of these barrels open topped with brushes/ shovels etc inside- making it feel more like a used environment.
Assets created by Christopher Babic. (Chrisbabic.com, 2016).
I also consulted pinterest for some previously created models. I really liked the one below, its stout shape adding a bit more interest to the eye.
More of a rounded barrel- the textures on this are rather nice. (Pinterest, 2016).
I then went to have a look at actual barrels for reference.
I liked the idea of missing elements to the barrels to stimulate wear and tear- such as the one here. (Etsy, 2016).
I also had a look at wine barrels- with the circle on the side. This could be created with booleans. (Wikipedia.org, 2016)
I also had a look at how a barrel like this could be created- Gianni had mentioned stuff before about a row of planks, bent into a cylinder shape.
I thought this speed model was quite good as it showed a nice unevenness in the planks making up the barrel. (YouTube, 2016).
Above are the barrels I modeled. For the final model I am going to vary the patterns on the metal loops, to give it a more gathered look. Rather than a refined, everything must match look.
Chrisbabic.com. (2016). Portfolio (Game Art) – Christopher Babic. [online] Available at: http://chrisbabic.com/GameArt/index.html [Accessed 9 Oct. 2016].
Pinterest. (2016). Textures. [online] Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/502714377134717372/ [Accessed 9 Oct. 2016].
Etsy. (2016). Etsy :: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade. [online] Available at: https://www.etsy.com [Accessed 9 Oct. 2016].
Wikipedia.org. (2016). Wikipedia. [online] Available at: https://www.wikipedia.org [Accessed 9 Oct. 2016].
YouTube. (2016). Speed Model: Creating a high poly barrel in 3DS Max. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGk3ryIlmDo [Accessed 9 Oct. 2016].