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Boreal Moss Studio (Arch Viz)

Boreal Moss Studio is a science fiction-inspired, modern design set in the mountains of Alberta, Canada. I created this project as a final assignment for ARCH 680 - LEARNING MACHINES {THAT LEARN}. The model features building, furniture, and surface textures that I created using images generated by a machine learning model. I trained the model on 504 photographs captured in West Confederation Park, Calgary, Alberta. I turned the generated images into 3D tileable textures using Adobe's Substance Alchemist, a software package that also uses machine learning for texture generation. While creating the Boreal Moss studio's design, I was inspired by architecture from Science Fiction, such as the Death Star Bridge and Naboo Lake Country from Star Wars, and Starfleet Headquarters from the Star Trek TV series. Real-life architecture also influenced the design, such as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Rudolph Steiner's Goetheanum. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art combines a modern sci-fi aesthetic with natural lighting and integrated natural areas. Rudolph Steiner's Goetheanum required shipbuilding techniques to create its beautiful exterior, but a fire sadly destroyed it in 1922.

The nine ML-generated textures were versatile, and I applied them to kitchen counters, drawers, rugs, crossbeams, tables, cushions, bookshelves, and more. I also created a material display that hangs on the wall, which was inspired by the domed paint displays at car shows. I rendered the final studio design and materials using Twinmotion, an architectural rending engine that runs on the Unreal Engine architecture. In this video, I present my creation process, work-in-progress images, and final renders. I hope you enjoy the Boreal Moss Studio as much as I enjoyed creating it! Music: Sorry by Comfort Fit is licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.

Final Arch Viz video plus a behind-the-scenes explanation of the machine learning texture generation process.

Selected ML generated images

Selected ML generated images

The final nine textures created from ML generated images using Substance Alchemist.

The final nine textures created from ML generated images using Substance Alchemist.

Model imported from Sketchup Pro with temp textures into Twinmotion.

Model imported from Sketchup Pro with temp textures into Twinmotion.