I set out to create a visual reference for myself, to help me draw backgrounds when I’m setting up scenes in the lodge. I decided to use 3d software instead of drawing it traditionally so I could create it to scale and modify it as I developed it. Plus it allowed me to get more comfortable using 3d studio.  I based the house layout on a floor plan I found in a catalog of homes dated 1902. It had room dimensions printed so it gave me a nice reference to size and scale.  I modified the layout a bit, moving rooms and walls around, and added the train station/diner portion.

Tomorrow, we’ll explore the ground floor interior.

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