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July 25, 2006

Going from 2D to 3D


Being that the first aloft hotel won't open in North America until 2008, we've begun building the virtual aloft in Second Life using a single exterior rendering as our guide. I've posted the image above. As the Electric Sheep team begins their 3-D modeling, we're all excited to see how they take the 2D image and turn it into a three dimensional experience. It's an interesting process that requires both skill to get the textures and sizing as close as possible to the rendering, but at the same time, making some educated guesses about what elements that aren't in the drawing (most notably the back of the building and the pool).

.... Marc, ElectricArtists

Posted by at 10:12 AM in 3D Modeling , Featured | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0) |


This is truly awesome and inspirational.

i can't wait to follow the progress online, and i'm already excited about staying in the hotel in 2008.

How do i go about making a booking to be one of the very 1st to stay at 'Aloft'?

See you all there.


"Go even bigger, or relocate to a virtual world"

Posted by: Jezmond | August 4, 2006 8:50 AM

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