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Began work on the Great Aten Temple for Amarna V2

Great Aten Temple - Amarna - www.amarna3d.com - P.S.Docherty

Well I’m just about finished my University work for this academic year so I have decided to pick up on the Amarna3D version 2 model for my summer project.

I will be posting a few images of the work in progress but thought I would post a few images to show what I’m up to. I’m planning on going into as much detail as the software will allow. I will be taking each of the main Amarna sites and working on them individually and then combining them into one very big model. There will be some technical problems with this size but I have a few tricks up my sleeve which could help. Some people have wondered if I would be developing this for use in a game engine but that may be something way off in the future. If anyone is prepared to back me then maybe. But for now I am aiming for high resolution pre rendered work. I will be rendering some short animations once each site is constructed.

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Great Aten Temple – Amarna – www.amarna3d.com – P.S. Docherty

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Great Aten Temple – Amarna – www.amarna3d.com – P.S. Docherty

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Great Aten Temple – Amarna – www.amarna3d.com – P.S. Docherty

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Great Aten Temple – Amarna – www.amarna3d.com – P.S. Docherty

Published: 18 June, 2014 | Comments: 0

New Website, New lease of life…

After playing around with themes and getting the hang of WordPress I have managed to start fleshing out the site. It is going to be slow going to transfer all the core material from the old site but hopefully once it is done it should be a better viewing experience and I should be able to concentrate on developing the new version 2 project material.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

Sunrise over the Quayside

Sunrise over the City

Sunrise over the Quayside

This view is early in the morning as the sun rises over the city. The direction is facing east here.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

The Quayside

The Quayside with two ships docked.

The Quayside

This view shows two ships docked at the quayside. The view is roughly pointing north east.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

Small Aten Temple

The Small Aten Temple

The Small Aten Temple

This view is roughly easterly in direction and shows the Small Aten Temple which was close to the Pharaoh's quarters on the left.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

Side view of the Great Aten Temple

Side view of Great Aten Temple

Looking south over the Great Aten Temple

In this view we can see the Great Aten Temple which stretches left to right to capture the sun as it rises in the east. You can see the rows of offering tables and on the right the River Nile.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

Looking towards the Small Aten Temple

Looking towards the Small Aten Temple

Looking towards the Small Aten Temple

This view is pointing approximately south east towards the Small Aten Temple which can be seen in the background.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 2

Aerial view of the City

Aerial view of the city

Aerial view of the City

This view is facing east with the River Nile running along the bottom of the image. On the left we can see the Great Aten Temple whilst on the right is the Small Aten Temple.

Published: 11 November, 2013 | Comments: 0

Hello world!

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Welcome to the new AMARNA:3D website.

After 12 years of having the old website I thought it was about time I updated it and freshened everything up!¬†When I first created the website it was mainly to have a showcase of my Master’s Thesis and the project files but after a lot of interest by writers, researchers, producers it became much more.

I have been planning on updating the project with the latest technology for some time now but workloads have always prevented me from doing so, and unfortunately still do to a certain extent. When I first constructed the city back in 2000 it was the only real large scale model of its type. Now others have began to develop versions and that is probably another reason why I want to update things.

As for the end result of version 2, I’m not sure which way I want to go. Do I develop it for a realtime engine such as Unreal or CryEngine? Or do I develop it as a photo real ¬†model? The differences between the two are not that far apart any more.

Well, lets see what happens…

Paul

Published: 10 November, 2013 | Comments: 8