Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Model

One of the earlier models I created in 2016
One of the earlier models I created in 2016

During my second foray into the college life, I decided to go for an Associate’s in Video Game Design (specifically for the artsy side of the process, rather than the technical parts, for now).  During these two years at BCTCS, I have learned how to create GDDs appropriately, construct 3D models using Maya, create textures for those models (using Photoshop and Maya), import assets and create small games with said assets within Unity, and learned overall about the new and old techniques it takes to make an efficient and unique video game.

During the semester where I was first learning how to create 3D models, I had to create several different items; one in particular, was of a technological device (and considering everyone has a smartphone, I figured that’s what I’d do).  I asked my wife to borrow her Samsung Galaxy and spent a couple of days modeling it, adding appropriate shaders/materials, and then created all of the small details of the phone – including the cameras, speakers, audio jacks, and even the various symbols on a phone screen (including app symbols, the clock, the battery charge, and even the background image).  I am very proud of this final product, because it almost feels like I just shoved her phone into my computer monitor and voila!  I will more than likely post an interactive version – like with the Shrine and Ship models I’ve posted – so check back down the road!

Star Seeker Ship Model (Interactive)


Within the RPG titles of the “Legends of Saviors” are many planets with different creatures, people, cultures, and histories that will all have a unique and distinct look from one another, but following a similar style.  I hope to create models that reflect exactly what it is I’m looking for, and create a consistent look with everything.

Star Seekers were a contingent of specially trained “warrior monks” from the various Perspectives of the ST’RCK-5 multi-macroverse, raised – in an attempt – to fight back the chaos that had been consuming one of the 5 Perspectives (Reksta, specifically).  From every planet, in every Perspective, certain people were chosen to take on the mantle of basically “mini Buntaiens,” were trained and transformed accordingly, then were given special knowledge to help them build space ships that could travel interdimensionally.  Each Star Seeker had a different looking ship, but overall had the same functionalities as each other; that it could oscillate in and out of different dimensions, had living quarters for the pilots, and some even had weapons attached to them (but this was mostly seen as unnecessary, as the Star Seekers were supposed to be pacifistic ambassadors, of sorts.  Above with the interactive model are lore points, which will give you more information about the ships.  Also, if all of this isn’t enough, check out another post about it!

Futuristic Abode Model

One of the earlier models I created in 2016
One of the earlier models I created in 2016

During my second foray into the college life, I decided to go for an Associate’s in Video Game Design (specifically for the artsy side of the process, rather than the technical parts, for now).  During these two years at BCTCS, I have learned how to create GDDs appropriately, construct 3D models using Maya, create textures for those models (using Photoshop and Maya), import assets and create small games with said assets within Unity, and learned overall about the new and old techniques it takes to make an efficient and unique video game.

Yet again, during my first class pertaining to 3D modeling (specifically in Maya), I was tasked with creating something from scratch – in this particular case, we got to choose between a few different options, but I opted for the “futuristic home” one.  Up to this point I had only created a vehicle and a pair of sunglasses, so I had never built any type of architecture.  Luckily enough, over the span of a few days, I took inspiration from the Jetsons and was able to create a solid domicile with windows, a chute for waste, solar paneling for electricity, and an overall shape that could possibly withstand the various weather conditions one would find over a lake or ocean.  I really enjoyed doing this model, and I believe it is one of my better ones!