Update March 30th, 2011
I have started from scratch. So far I have only built the walls, main window frames on the right side of the house, and the roof. I only started this today so it is pretty early in development, but I figured you guys deserved an update.
I decided to start over for a few reasons. The original layout was a little awkward. Instead of shifting everything around, it was easier just to start over. Also, I needed more room. In the original version, I didn't add a laundry room, a closet for the master bedroom, and a second bedroom because of space issues. Without being much larger, the new layout can fit much more.
The design will be very similar to the old version. I am still goring for a retro-modern style with some dramatic angles and clean textures.
Some other things worth mentioning:
-The roof is not final. (I'm not happy with it yet)
-I'll be making the backyard very similar to the old one.
-The front steps are temporary
-The lighting is not final.
Also, sorry for the poor image quality. When I uploaded the pictures, I didn't realize how compressed they'd get.
Let me know what you think. What works with the new design and what doesn't? Is there anything from the old design that you want to see in this one? Is it even a good idea to start over?
This is my second try at mapping. The first map I tried never got finished. Hopefully this one will be.
So far its just a simple house with a flooded basement. Its my first time using hdr so It looks kind of weird. Also, the exterior texture (the red stripe) isn't the one I'm using. It is supposed to be solid concrete but in Garry's Mod it gets changed to that one.
I haven't started detail on anything other than the basement which was just kind of a rough idea of what it will look like. Also, I'm having some lighting issues on the stairs. You can see in the 2nd to last and 3rd to last pictures the lighting drastically changes when you move up them. Any way to fix this? So, let me know what you think, what could be improved, ect. Thanks!