This is my first time doing Isometric. I have come to realize that this is a great way to practice for the following reasons:
- It doesn’t have to be 100 accurate. You can be casual and learn in the process of modeling. The image you see above is based on an actual basement. Even though it’s based on it, it doesn’t have to look exactly like it.
- You don’t have to model the entire environment. Just the corner and what you want to communicate.
- You can experiment with rendering or save that for later and just focus on the modeling.
- Modeling non-human forces you to know the tool. I find myself looking up for tutorials on curves and setting the Origin.
I’m more into character/creature modeling than anything else, so this is out of my comfort zone. However, Isometric is a great way to explore it! If you want to get started, the first thing you must learn is setting up the camera for Isometric. Also, knowing how to control the camera is good knowledge to have.