This research project is all about Beijing Hutong stuff, including Chinese character, old bike, brick wall and so on. Seek back to the 1990s Beijing Hutong area, and feel the harmony of quiet and peace. This project will keep going and I will update stuff.
Chinese Men Design
Trying to create characters who live in the Hutong area, I think they can be playing Chinese chess at noon or walking bird in the morning. Actually, the figures I modeling were based on my relatives who live in Beijing. Modeling in Zbrush and Maya.
Bicycle is the symbol of 1990s' China and every family has one or two big-wheel bicycles. As for the child, he or she always want to learn to ride a bike on the adult-bike with parents, which became the great memory of those generations including me.
Scenes from memory
Building Hutong area with asets I made, I was trying to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for my scenes. Modeling done in Maya and rendered with mental ray, you can always learn new tips and techniques while pushing the progress.
Scene1 is focusing on the bike-repair shop; Scene2 is focusing on old men playnig Chinese chess; Scene3 is focusing on one of the typical views in the Hutong area. To be continued...