Pews & Kneelers
The first of my models I approached was the pews and kneelers. I looked at photos of these from different churches to try and get an idea of what designs were like. Researching this was when I first realised.. we hadn’t discussed what kind of church we were going for. I think we all just presumed Catholic, so we went with that..
When it came to modelling my assets I knew I wanted to keep them as low poly as possible, but also wanted them to be interesting. I think that the pews turned out surprisingly well, but UV mapping them was definitely a challenge.
When I first approached this asset, I began to look at reference photos of candlesticks from churches. I found there was a lot of variation between them and personally preferred the more simplistic, blocky style of candlesticks.
I then looked at ArtStation and SketchFab for reference models to see how other people had approached their candlestick models. I thought that the one by Laith Ahmad was most fitting for our scene. I loved the simplicity of Katherina Walpuski’s model and think that something similar
When it came to modelling the candlestick for myself I knew I wanted a model which was more angular rather than smooth and cylindrical. I had found these designs more interesting during my research and so I began to model from a cube,
I began by looking at reference photos (and drawings) of baptism fonts. I love the variation in designs for baptism fonts, from the complex, stunning designs found in cathedrals to the more simplistic and humble designs of those found in local churches.