WARNING. THIS IS A LONG POST
So I had this neat idea recently for a great project that could be run in educational facilities.
So as an A-Level student (don’t ask me for international equivalents XD), I’ve noticed that the courses that I attend have absolutely jaw-dropping extra-curricular courses, all of which were set up by students of the school.
So I figure that I should set up a new one, and since we didn’t yet have a CAD/3D Modelling Course (I’m reluctant to start calling it a ‘club’) that we could try to set one up. So I had a few tutors on board, and had finished setting up the course itself, but then I noticed that the other courses all had a large, ridiculously ambitious, long-term goal to finish within a set number of years.
And then it hit me. I want to model the whole school.
Every classroom, desk, chair and whiteboard. I decided to start to set up a checklist of every object the school contains, so that we can assemble it at the end. I mean, how cool would a 3D replica of your educational years look?
But then it hit me again. Put it into an engine, and have a interactive school to explore! Why? 'Cause it’s possible.
So this is where feasibility becomes a problem.
I was thinking we (there’ll likely be 20-40 of us) could model the school and import/assemble in CryEngine 3 (I heard CryBlend was a thing, and since it’s non-commercial it’s also free).
Our school is not all that huge. The buildings are all extremely angular (no ridiculously high-poly buildings here). It seems like it MIGHT work. Processing power shouldn’t be a problem btw, we have some fairly solid tech up there.
So, in short, I guess I’m asking if it is AT ALL possible for this to even partially work, given the time?
If I get lots of ‘NO.’ answers, it won’t stop us at-least giving it a go.
Also for security reasons, we obviously won’t be posting WIPS XD.
It’s just a naive, overly ambitious idea at the moment, but it’d be absolutely awesome if it worked.