I’m creating levels of retro-style first-person rpg in Blender. I’ve built outdoors area (houses, castle, mountains, river) with relative ease (with a lot of googling, of course). But now I’m stuck with indoors area (some sort of dungeon).
I’m a novice in 3D modeling, so maybe I’m wrong in very basic things. Please feel free to correct me.
It’s obvious that dungeon is large 3D model with normals pointed to the inside. So I just flipped normals of starting cube before starting transform it to the level by extrude-scale-move.
Most of time I’d like to watch on the level from outside, so to be able to see it well I checked “Backface Culling” for the material of cube (I use large tileset, so there is only one material for the almost whole area).
All looks good, but… I cannot select inner faces, because blender think I want to select outer (culled) faces. It feels tricky to create are without possibility to select inner faces from outside the level bounds…
I hide things all the time to get them out of the way. For any complex scene, you frequently work on only parts of it at a time and may hide the rest.
Even in the phone booth I built in the time lapse in this video:
…I hide things and that’s a pretty simple model.
In this one, the bulk of the scene was a complex particle system so I was hiding things all the time just for sanity, but that was at the scene level:
…so it just depends, but controlling visibility while editing is essential and there are plenty of tools in blender to make it easier/harder depending on your workflow. Whether it’s collections or layers or whatever.