3D building - The Fast Way
The results of a school course in building modular structures in 3D Studio Max.
Modular 3D building centers around the idea of creating modular building blocks, instead of individual objects with only a single use. The method allows for objects to be connected in a multitude of ways, not completely unlike the way you would build with LEGO Bricks. Instead of building one house, which looks a certain way, the blocks can create several types of houses from the same type of blocks.
When creating large game worlds and environments, this can drastically reduce the time required to build a scene. The detail and personality that is 'lost' in using this method, comes back when the whole scene is created, as you now have more time to optimize and create the right mood.