Blog Entry 27/04/2017
Naming Convention Changes & ArtStation
So I ran into some problems with the way 3DS Max loaded in the materials.
Sometimes it was the case it would mix up the materials with one of the other
ships and mess everything up. This was the case because my naming convention
was “Section1_Albedo”, this isn’t specific to the ship, meaning 3DS
Max got confused in some instances. It didn’t happen every time but it was
enough to make me change with the fear it could happen on submission day. So
I’ve made changes to make each material specific to each ship, so now the
convention is “Corvette_Section1_Albedo”. I’m keeping with capitals and full
length material names as it helps me avoid the confusion when it comes to
lower case shorthand. It also lines up better when it comes to dragging the
materials into a Muti-Sub Object material where they would be sharing the
same material name.
I’ve also gone ahead and uploaded my renders to ArtStation along with a few
other pieces of work. Its a start, but with time I’ll be able to grow my body of
work and hopefully communicate with numerous professionals on the site.