I am working on a new project and want to share my progress here. As I attend a new job where I will work more with Cinema 4D I want to practice a bit with lighting and rendering and for that I need a great scene. It will also later be exported to a game engine, most likely Unity. The scene is the lobby interior of The Grand Budapest Hotel which I stumbled across just recently but which instantly became one of my favorite movies. Original:
I want it to be quite accurate so I collected many screenshots from the movie and making-of clips. Some of them I projected with a camera using Cinemas Camera Calibration tool which is just magic. It was blessing to see numerous camera projections fit in nicely with previously created geometry. In addition I use a blueprint used by the set designers. So here is the current Blockout:
Using a fairly accurate camera projection is great as it allows you to model rough shapes quickly at correct position and size. Of course the projection is only a guide, it won't be part of the final result.