Friday, 25 January 2013

A3DR, where to begin...

The Advanced 3D Rendering module focuses on creating an environment from a scene in a movie. After having a think about some films that have interesting environments I remembered a scene from The Lord of the Rings. It is the Balin's Tomb scene from The Fellowship of the Ring. I think the scene is not only good from an action perspective but because of the way the environment looks. The room is lit by a cone of light that shines down upon a tomb stone. The surrounding room is filled with pillars, platforms and walls that have runes carved into them. The environment is also filled with many interesting props that define what had happened to room before. These include skeletons, weapons, rubble, cobwebs and damage to the pillars, stairs and platforms.

Below is the scene that I will be re-creating the environment from.

The Fellowship of the Ring: Balin's Tomb Scene