I have finished my model for Winnipeg Manitoba temple. I have been distracted by other projects lately, and have not worked on temples as much as I wanted, But the church released an official render for Winnipeg:
Unusually for the official render, Winnipeg has… issues. Now, I know, I make mistakes in models all the time. However, I don’t do this for a living, and I am far from a professional. Also, I am having to dig up details as I go along, rather than working from official documents most of the time, so I am bound to get things wrong.
On the Winnipeg render, I spotted the following issues:
- From an artistic standpoint, the lighting is very odd. To yellow, but that’s personal taste I suppose.
- The textures, especially the stone on the temple, are very flat and lack depth. Many times you can see a brick texture INSIDE the brick texture.
- Things that are duplicated look like they are copy and pasted, rather than similar constructions. (This is easy to fix, and should not have been so obvious.)
- There are at least 2 holes in the temple model where the model was never finished.
- Background buildings in the render have textures that have been applied wrong, and windows stretch diagonally across the surfaces. (Note, these 3 story apartment buildings don’t actually exist, and that area appears to be zoned for 2 story single family homes.)
- There is a bench floating 3 feet in the air.
- There is a tree floating 3 feet in the air with a see-through trunk.
- There is a small tree completely missing its trunk.
- The primary stained glass window is a poor Photoshop of an architectural plan drawing. The texture of the main rosette does not line up within the window, being cut off at the top and a gap at the bottom.
- An architectural reference line is visible within one side of the stained glass window
Some of this was obvious to me when I first saw it, others I found when looking for details for my model. It made me think that even I could do better than that. So I gave it a go.
So here is my take on it. Let me know what you think:
I hope to have a video in a week or two for you. Meanwhile, here is another angle.