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Today was doing some more grunt work. I did my first live stream of today on Twitch and you can watch it.
I added more two more doors to the right side of the shops.
I copied the one I already had on the front right (the silver paneling with paper background)
And changed things around a bit and added some glass and put them in the restaurants fronts:
And the other one:
This was simply a matter of copy pasting lots of little panels and adding a wall of glass with a wall of paper behind it.
Fold down door
I also added a fold down door between the restaurant and the wooden front:
This was really fun. To make the angled fold down door I thought I’d just duplicate lots of little rotated bars. But @flowen_nl taught me there’s a group layer tool for that called Cloner:
You simply make one object and put that inside the Cloner group layer:
…and your one object duplicates:
In this case I made one bar and it duplicated vertically to become a door. I also rotated it slightly. You can tweak lots of parameters:
But you can go crazier by rotating the X axis inside the Cloner:
Or the Z axis:
The cloner is a super fun and useful tool. I’d saved lots of time adding little panels everywhere if I knew about it before 🙂
This was a pretty quick short day. Here’s the final render:
Next I’ll be adding the final shop on the left deep end of the alley. Read how I finished my challenge with a special trip to Tokyo!
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