For the Spatial Constructs module in the third year of my university degree I was tasked with recreating an iconic movie location of my choosing. As an enormous fan of Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, I decided to bring a location from one of my favourite animated films to life in 3D – From up on Poppy Hill’s Latin Quarters.
My primary focus with this project was to tell the story of From up on Poppy Hill subtly through environment itself; much in the manner of Gone Home. I chose to recreate The Latin Quarters’ in 3D due to the building’s interesting architecture, which allowed me to practice my ability to create modular assets. Visually, I took inspiration from games such as Firewatch and Life is Strange, along with the work of Studio Ghibli itself – resulting in a simple, yet painterly texturing style.
Engine: Unreal Engine 4