This Environment was inspired by the architecture in the Carribean, specifically what you might find in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Following my Greek environment project, my focus was again to create an environment based on a distinct culture and style which I am interested in, and to demonstrate my ability to create a realistic and pleasing environment. In addition to that, I also wanted to experiment with a stylized approach to creating environments, where I recreated the scene with a cartoony appeal. Both scenes were based on my own concepts, and serve as a slice of what a full environment might look like in this style.
The project was completed in the Unreal 4 Engine as a personal learning project for experimenting and exploring possibilities within the new engine. The entire project was completed in about 10 weeks, and everything was modeled, textured, placed by me, with help from programs such as Photoshop CS6, Autodesk Maya 2013, Xnormal, and UE4.
Puerto Rican Street
Concept Art for the project