The old wooden theatre of Hodmezovasarhely - CGi
The Wooden Theatre is a personal and a very passionate project of mine. I wanted to make this building in 3d since the moment I saw it in a photo collection book of old photographs and postcards about the city I'm living in.
This building was built in 1898 and demolished in 1950 because it became dangerous. Some citizen still don't understand why it had to be demolished, because it might cost more, than a proper renewal.
I worked on this scene for almost 2 years in my free time, so it was a pretty long journey. There wasn't any proper blueprints, drawings or anything available on or offline, only those few at least 70 years old photographs and postcards. It was a great challenge to make the 3d mesh of it, because even though it's structure is visible without any source measurment it was hard to guess the proper scales.
I'm not so experienced in environment modeling and design, so it took me almost as much time to build a proper environment as building the theatre itself.
For the 3d part of this project I used Modo902, and for the postwork and coluring I used Photoshop and the NIK collection. To make the the final, high resolution renders I used garagefarm.net renderfarm!

The final result is a group of 5 images with the title "Never been made postcards..." and the purpose is to imagine, what would happened if that era didn't demolish, but modernize this beautiful and extraordinary building...
These, and some more images in high resolution can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/szgk3kzgelni8h3/AAA_SVEAcpclhl8Qe37hjwoPa?dl=0
One of the earliest known postcard showing the wooden theatre only 3 years after it's completion. I had to work with similar quality photos.
Some images only showing the building itself.
P.s.: I wanted to make this project in 2004, but It was a bit bigger than me at that time :D
Thank you very much for browsing through these images, let me know your toughts! :)
The old wooden theatre of Hodmezovasarhely - CGi
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The old wooden theatre of Hodmezovasarhely - CGi

A personal project of mine aiming to recreate an old wooden theatre that was located in my hometown from 1898 until 1950 in 3d.
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