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Discussions about the Alexander Palace => The Alexander Palace => Topic started by: covenant on June 13, 2007, 09:46:45 AM

Title: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on June 13, 2007, 09:46:45 AM
Hello, last year I decided I would create a 3D model of the Alexander Palace so in July I went and taken over 2000 photographs of the facade and the public museum detailing what remains. The photographs lay dorment on my pc for a while as I was busy with a few Disney projects, but yesterday I began to create the Alexander Palace in 3D. It will probably take me a week to get the facade and basic interiors finished, then another few weeks polishing off- hope you enjoy!
(http://www.silentasylum.com/forimg/alexanderpalace1.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 13, 2007, 11:13:10 AM
WOW! Wonderful work! My boyfriend dabbles in 3D-Studio, so I understand the hard work put into this.
I look forward to any future updates on the project!  :)
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Post by: Robert_Hall on June 13, 2007, 05:16:57 PM
I echo. Look foward to more of your work.
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Post by: Duke of New Jersey on June 13, 2007, 05:25:01 PM
Amazing!  A great addition to the site! 

-Duke of NJ
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Post by: Belochka on June 13, 2007, 05:45:20 PM
Very impressive!  :D

Looking forward to more images with gratitude.

Margarita :)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on June 13, 2007, 10:09:50 PM
Thank you for all the great comments!  :) Today i've managed to build sides of the left wing, theres still a bit missing but most of the main stuff is there. List of things i'm starting on the facade tomorrow- basement windows, center, right wing & roof. I've already built the outline of the rooms for the children's floor and tomorrow will be 'decorating' Olga and Tatiana's room; and if I have enough time Anastacia and Maria's.
(http://www.silentasylum.com/forimg/alexanderpalace2.jpg)
(drag the image into browser address bar for bigger image)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 14, 2007, 08:26:04 AM
Lovely work! I can only imagine all the work putting into designing it from the outside, but the interior as well? Marvellous!
Can I ask which 3D rendering program you're using? The amount of work you can crack out in a day in is impressive!
I look forward to future updates!  :)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on June 14, 2007, 09:49:35 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Laura! I'm using 3DS MAX 9 for the facade and interior. At the moment i'm just adding chimneys and air vents :p
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 14, 2007, 10:18:07 AM
Anytime! You're doing a wonderful job!
3DS Max 9? Wow! you're using the latest and greatest! My boyfriend is only using 3DS Max 8.  How long have you been doing 3D art?  You look quite professional!
I'm really excited to see the finished product. Is your model true to blueprints and scale? *two thumbs way up!*  ;D
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on June 14, 2007, 11:17:25 AM
I've been working in 3d for about 5 years now, so I was 15 when I started :P The model interior/exterior is accurate to the floorplan blueprints and scale, as for the facade details .etc i've only been working from photographs; but the results should be fairly accurate!
I forgot to mention i'm also working on character models of the last tsar and his family in zBrush, these will take a bit longer than the buildings but I started the tsar on sunday-
(http://www.silentasylum.com/forimg/tsar1.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on June 14, 2007, 12:43:25 PM
Amazing! You are quite good at this.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 14, 2007, 06:48:51 PM
Dear Lord! That is amazing!! I can't wait to show my boyfriend your work! His jaw will drop, I swear!
*eagerly awaits more of your work*
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on June 14, 2007, 09:11:35 PM
Thanks DNJ and Laura! Here's a few other screenshots of what i've been doing today-
(http://www.silentasylum.com/forimg/alexanderpalace4.jpg)
(http://www.silentasylum.com/forimg/alexanderpalace5.jpg)

The images over the last few days have been fairly repetitive, so tomorrow I shall post a few of the interior including OT/MA's rooms & the starting of the Formal Study Room of Nicholas II (which i've just started work on)! I'll also be getting the first phase of my Romanov 3D website up on www.silentasylum.com tomorrow, but i'll give a formal announcement of that later!
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 14, 2007, 10:44:52 PM
I won't lie, I'm glued to this project. It's a very refreshing thread and the project is wonderfully constructed.
I noticed your user-avatar says Ipatiev 3D, (it's on your site as well) do you intend on making a model of that as well?
I've very interested in your projects (if you can't tell already ;D) and look forward to your wonderful updates!
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Post by: Holly on June 15, 2007, 08:21:40 AM
Wow! Amazing work. I'm eagerly awaiting a 3D OTMA.  ;D Can't wait to see their rooms.
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Post by: rosieposie on June 18, 2007, 08:51:38 PM
Those are breathtaking.  Great job.  Cant wait to see Alexei.   :D
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Post by: Joyann1 on June 19, 2007, 09:10:25 AM
i love them! great job
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Post by: mr_harrison75 on June 24, 2007, 05:45:33 PM
The only thing I can say is WOW!!!

When is the next update?  ;)
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Post by: Imperial.Opal on June 28, 2007, 05:50:06 AM
   WOW, Wonderful and Impressive, a new look at the AP, looking forward to more images.again,
   Great job  :)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on July 15, 2007, 06:49:16 PM
Thank you so much for your great comments! And I apologize for not updating this topic for a while, I have been very busy developing the Romanov Dynasty website and it's 3d content. Hopefully it won't take too much longer to finish!
Here's a fictitious 3d scene based inside Nicholas II's Formal Study.
(http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/tsar3.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Jarian on July 18, 2007, 10:58:08 PM
Oh My you are very very VERYGREAT!!!! :o
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Post by: skitzo12 on July 19, 2007, 07:18:01 AM
wow...
just wow...
you are incredible.
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Post by: reashka on July 19, 2007, 10:45:13 PM
Covenant, I hope I'll learn something like that! You're very good, congrats! Me too, can't wait to see OTMAA.
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on July 21, 2007, 10:46:41 PM
Good grief I'm foaming at the mouth at the prospect of seeing this finished  ;)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on July 27, 2007, 02:20:22 PM
Hello! Thanks for all the great comments! I've just returned from my 1 week trip to St Petersburg so i'll finish my site and some more screenshots very soon. When I was there I managed to get alot of great material to use for the site, luckily Sunday and Monday were beautiful days so I got lots of photographs.
I'm off to upload the 13'354 photographs I took ;)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: reashka on July 28, 2007, 02:25:52 AM
Covenant, thanks for the update! As you know we all here have been eagerly waiting for more of your 3d designs. Thank you for sharing your talent in this forum and goodluck to your site!
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Sarushka on July 28, 2007, 07:37:20 AM
I'm off to upload the 13'354 photographs I took ;)

Are you going to put them someplace where we can see some of them? Pretty please?  :-*
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on July 28, 2007, 10:59:20 AM
I'm off to upload the 13'354 photographs I took ;)

Are you going to put them someplace where we can see some of them? Pretty please?  :-*


Yes Sarushka's quite right, will you do so? Oh please do!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on August 17, 2007, 08:51:49 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone! I will be able to show some of the many photographs I took, but all of them are in Camera Raw .CR2 format and over 10mb each so it takes a while to sort through them! Anyway, sorry for the lack of updates- i've been incredibly busy sorting out the website structure and content. I had to restart the Alexander Palace model from scratch last week due to some minor structural problems, but fortunately i'm back on track with it again and the exterior should be finished before monday.
(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs20/f/2007/229/8/f/Alexander_Palace_Exterior_1_by_mastercovenant.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: mr_harrison75 on August 17, 2007, 09:08:25 PM
Wow!!! Really nice! I can't wait to see the rest! Bravo!  :)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: reashka on August 18, 2007, 03:37:43 AM
Covenant, I love it! I really hope for the rest too! You're a genius.
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Post by: Marie-Catherine on August 23, 2007, 04:50:18 PM
THAT is so impressive.
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Post by: amanduhh592 on August 25, 2007, 01:57:09 PM
That looks really nice! :)
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Post by: Joyann1 on August 25, 2007, 08:37:00 PM
nice i love it
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on September 05, 2007, 09:10:02 PM
Thanks again for all the great comments! The palace is about 95% completed now with only some minor geometry to be copied or built, here's another picture I rendered a few minutes ago - (http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/ap1.jpg)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: reashka on September 16, 2007, 12:34:55 AM
That is a great news, we really would want to see the the complete version, you're doing a nice work!
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Post by: dmitri on September 16, 2007, 02:53:32 AM
Lovely work! Congratulations! YOu must have such fun using the computer program to do all of this.
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: covenant on February 19, 2008, 05:40:14 PM
I apologize for the lack of updates, i've been focusing on developing a bulk of the website for the past few months and as such haven't had as much time to post online. But here are a few images of what the model looks like at the moment- the scenery/landscape is still incomplete but will be updated as soon as the Alexander Park buildings are complete.

Front views of the Palace:
(http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/temp/ap3d3.jpg)
(http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/temp/ap3d6.jpg)
(http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/temp/ap3d5.jpg)

Semi-circular Hall:
(http://www.romanovdynasty.com/images/temp/ap3d7.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: Helen_Azar on February 19, 2008, 05:57:25 PM
Wow, these are absolutely amazing!
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Post by: Laura Mabee on February 19, 2008, 08:19:14 PM
I agree with Helen completely!
Wonderful work Covenant! I truly look forward to your site!
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Post by: Marie-Catherine on March 30, 2008, 05:51:00 PM
I'm really impressed by our huge work .. You're really talentful !
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Post by: Alexander_IV on March 31, 2008, 10:25:15 AM
:o
You Sir, are an artist!
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Post by: halen on March 31, 2008, 12:16:44 PM
I can't begin to imagine the hard work,and the time you have put into bringing these images to us. Thank you so much for your artistic talent. They are stuningly beautiful.

Louise
Title: Re: 3D Alexander Palace
Post by: amartin71718 on September 23, 2008, 06:50:52 PM
I can't see any of the pictures!
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Post by: Michael HR on September 24, 2008, 05:22:19 AM
Can't wait for the web site and wonderful work I am truly impressed.
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Post by: Imperial_Grounds on October 06, 2008, 04:20:26 AM
What an amazing talent you have, they look great. I really can't wait to see more of it.

Great work