I am proud to present my project ‘ Enckhuysen 1640’ It is not a finished project, just still in progress a lot of things to do with lighting and render effects. I started 1 year ago on this massive project and I think it is endless . For the people who wants to know more background information, here you go.
This project is about enckhuysen, a small town in Holland. I think nobody knows it, the real name of the city is enckhuizen, but 400 years ago they called it enckhuysen. A long time ago this city was one of the biggest in Holland, it was huge because the Dutch VOC was sailing all over the world to trade with other cities. In 50 years, Dutch towns grows up to very rich towns. We all know Amsterdam, this was also a Dutch VOC city. The reason I chose enckhuysen, was the story behind it. After a great time, the people get pored, very pored. There was a pandemic and a lot of people died. It was like a ghost town. In the year 1650, 29 thousand people lived there. 120 years later, there were just 3000 people left. The nation was in war with England, and this town was lost and very pore. There were lots of buildings in the town with no people in it, like a ghost town. In the 19 century they demolished thousands of buildings just for the money, there are now just 100 left.
There are less pictures of this city in the 17 century; there are no more paintings of this city in this age, just a couple of sketches. There was also a big map with all the houses in the 17e century, and that give me a lot of inspiration to bring this city back to life.
It is a major project, but it is very cool to do it. Everything is made in blender, so I love this program. It is a ‘non’ commercial project, I just work on it because a have the time for it. You guys are the first one, so I really hope you guys like it. Remember when you watch the renders, what you see is all gone in real. There are now cheap ass buildings, ugly and very small.
One more thing, because there are so many houses and so many old buildings, I chose for low poly buildings, my computer is not that powerful, so I can’t make the project in a high resolution. I have seen a lot of cool renders here on blender artists. It is impossible for me to make 1000 building in that quality but if you know some cool things for in this project that will help to make it more realistic, you are very welcome!