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Interiors #11 - Corridors

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Product: Corridors
Product Code: 13228
DAZ Original: No
Created By: Maclean
Released: September, 2011

Product Information

Required Products:

  • None

Product Versions / File Sizes

  • DAZ Studio 3.1 or later - 24.4Mb
  • Poser 6 or later - 23.9Mb

Product Notes

The Interiors Series
Each of the packs in the Interiors Series is a single room or similar environment containing all the figures and props in one file. Every scene is self-contained and loads with everything pre-positioned and ready to use. Lighting is included, and the figures and props are available separately in the library, so they can be loaded as extras or used in other scenes.

The basic room module is a 600x600cm room with walls, floor, ceiling as posable body parts which can be switched off/on. By maintaining the same measurements (or multiples of them), and standardising all sizes, it will be possible to fit rooms together, or use walls and doors from one scene with another. All figures and props are built to real-world scale and can be interchanged between scenes, or used with other products made to a similar scale, for example, the Home One Products. As the series grows, the packs will cover as wide a variety of situations as possible.

Interiors Packs Currently Available
#1 The Hotel
#2 The Office
#3 The Cellar
#4 The Jail
#5 The Empty Room
#6 The Classroom
#7 The Playschool
#8 The Diner
#9 The Town Hall
#10 The Bedsit

Interiors #11 - Corridors
This is the 11th pack in the Interiors series. Corridors is a versatile set of props which can be built up into interlocking corridors. The pieces can be combined with rooms and other environments, and textured in multiple ways for different looks. The product comes with a Help File which gives full details, and is included in the Help section below.

Help File

Overview
The Corridors is a system of modular units which fit together into multiple configurations. You can build up a vast network of interlocking corridors, or use a single unit and populate it with props, or add rooms leading off it. The corridors can be used with other Interiors packs, such as The Hotel, The Office or The Classroom by matching the walls/doors and switching off one set, to create a corridor with rooms behind it. Most of the wall and floor textures from other Interiors packs are also compatible with Corridors and can be used as alternatives.
Important
The corridor pieces are posed in 'jumps' and this is achieved through scripts, not normal pose presets. This pack is available in 2 versions - DAZ Studio and Poser - and you will need the correct version for your software. If you use DAZ Studio, you can load corridors from the Poser version, but the poses will not work. Only the pose scripts in the DS version will work in DAZ Studio.

Poses
Move Back / Forward / Left / Right - Jumps of 600cm (X and Z axes)
Turn Left / Right - 90 degree rotation (Y axis)
Move Up / Down - Jumps of 300cm (Y axis)
Move Back / Forward / Left / Right 300 - Jumps of 300cm (X and Z axes)
Move Back / Forward / Left / Right 150 - Jumps of 150cm (X and Z axes)
The pose presets can be found in your content library and are applied normally by double-clicking the thumbnail. However, these are additive poses - in other words, each pose moves an object a fixed distance or rotation every time it's applied, adding that value to the existing one. (Or subtracting it, in a pose with negative values).
Example #1 - If your object is at zero translation and you apply the Move Forward Pose, the object will move to Ztrans 600. If you apply the pose again, the object will move to Ztrans 1200.
Example #2 - If your object is at Ztrans 150 and you apply the Move Forward Pose, the object will move to Ztrans 750.
In DAZ Studio, the pose presets are self-contained scripts. In Poser, the pose presets use a trick called 'readscript' to call up a Python script, which executes the pose command. (This is why the Poser poses cannot be used in DAZ Studio). These Python scripts are installed in 'Poser/Runtime/Python/poserScripts/Corridors' and should not be moved from that location. The DAZ Studio poses can be moved anywhere within the DS content library.

Measurements & Posing
The basic corridor unit is 600 centimeters in length, (approx. 19.7 feet), and all measurements are based on this size. The main pose presets move an object 600cm in the chosen direction - forward, back, left or right - and position the corridor units in line with one another.
Example #1 - Load a corridor and crossroads. Select one of them and apply one of the Z poses (forward or backward). The two pieces fit together perfectly.
Example #2 - Select the corridor and apply the Y turn pose, then the Move Left pose. The corridor now fits with the left-hand side of the crossroads. Apply the Move Right pose twice to position it on the right-hand side.
Corridor walls, floor, ceiling and other units are also included in half (300cm) and quarter (150cm) sizes, with a set of pose presets for each of those sizes.
The distance to an upper floor is 300cm, the height of a wall, and you can stack corridors to form new levels. Use the Move Up/Down poses to raise/lower objects.

Rotation
The origin or pivot point of corridor and wall objects (except for doors) is in the center. This is to allow standardised rotation of corridors, and also to avoid doubling the number of walls included. Any wall can be used on the left or right side by rotating it twice with a Turn pose. It will then be positioned correctly on the opposite side.
Example #1 - Load up the crossroads and arch. Select the arch and use one of the Turn poses to rotate it in 90 degree jumps. Because it rotates around the center point, it's positioned perfectly at each of the 4 crossroads with each turn.
Example #2 - In the default position, the arch doors open outwards from the center. If you want them to open inwards, rotate the arch 2 turns (180 degrees), and apply the Move Back pose.
Example #3 - Load up a floor and any wall of the same unit size (600 or 300). Select the wall and apply a Turn pose twice to position it on the other side.

Variations
Although 600cm is the standard jump, I found it was impossible to make it work with every piece. Certain combinations of corridor, distance and rotation result in inconsistencies and require an additional movement, usually of 150cm. This is why I included an extra set of jump poses for 150cm.
Example - Matching a rotated corridor to the T junction or left/right turns, requires a Z translation of -750.

Corridors 300 & 150
There are 3 sizes of corridor - 600, 300 & 150. The 300cm units can be used to fill in gaps, or create cupboards, toilets or small rooms. There are 3 window units which can be combined with the other 300 size walls to have a window and door on one wall. These were intended as office windows, but they could conceivably be store display windows too.
The single wall units can be combined in multiple ways with the floors and ceilings. You can use two 300 walls with a 600 floor/ceiling.

Other Units
Arch + Doors - An arch with swing doors. Can be placed anywhere in a corridor, or at the end as an emergency exit/fire door.
Column - Can be placed anywhere in a corridor. It has a light switch and cable.
Dead End / Dead End Door - 2 units to seal off a corridor. One blank, the other with a door.
Doors / Doors 4 - There are 3 styles of door - plain, with glass and an office door. I included 4 of each door in the library, already positioned to fit in the corridor.
Elevator - A single wall with an 'open doors' morph for both elevator doors.
Stairs - These lead to an upper level at a height of 300cm.

Props
Cup / Cups - Plastic drinking cups for the water cooler. Note that these use a displacement map to give a ribbed effect.
Fire Extinguisher - To use the fire extinguisher by hand, make the bracket material invisible.
Light Panel - For use on the ceiling as an alternative to the neon striplight.
Locker - A locker with posable door for use in school scenes. You can stack a bunch of them side by side to create a locker area. (Move each locker a distance of 28cm).
Neon - A ceiling striplight with off/on presets
Signs - 7 signs of various types for use on walls and doors. There are various textures for the signs, and some can be used on several different signs. The 'sign on' preset set Ambient Color to white, and can be used to fake an illuminated sign, such as an exit.
Smoke Detector / Sprinler / Ventilator - Accessories commonly found on ceilings in offices, schools and other buildings.
Water Cooler - The one place in an office corridor where everybody likes to hang out.
Wet Floor - Even 3d floors need to be washed now and again.

Materials
Floors
Floors have 2 types of materials - the floor which is used for the carpet and studded floor textures, and the 2 floor tile materials and grout (the cement spacing between the tiles). These are separate sets of materials and when one set is used, the other is invisible. This gives you a wider choice in flooring. The 2 floor tile materials can also be given different Diffuse Colors when used with a single texture, as seen in the parquet preset. Note that floor_tile2 has been rotated 90 degrees on the UV map to give a more realistic look.

Walls
The default wall texure (scheme 1) and scheme 2 both use displacement maps, so you won't see the full effect until you render. Scheme 1 is a painted brick effect, and you can change the Diffuse Color to anything you like. Scheme 2 uses ceramic tiles on the lower part of the wall and plaster on the upper part. Scheme 3 uses plaster on both parts of the walls, but with different Diffuse Colors. Note that some of the tiles (wall and floor) use a low reflection strength.

Tips
Use the 'ceiling off' preset to get a better view of your scene from above.
Make the baseboard material invisible for a different look.
Color floor_tile2 to get alternating tiles.

Poser Measurements
Due to scaling changes, Poser centimeters don't match other programs. The standard pose jump for corridors of 600cm will display as 645cm in Poser (645.000057 to be precise). If you use Poser Native Units, the value is 2.46063.
300cm = 322.5 Poser cms = 1.23 PNUs (1.230315)
600cm = 645 Poser cms = 2.46 PNUs (2.46063)
Multiply centimeters by 1.075 to find the Poser metric value

Figures, Props and Textures List

Props
01 corridor scene.pp2
1 T junction.pp2
1 column.pp2
1 corridor double doors.pp2
1 corridor single door 1.pp2
1 corridor single door 2.pp2
1 corridor.pp2
1 crossroads.pp2
1 turn left.pp2
1 turn right.pp2
2 arch.pp2
2 dead end door.pp2
2 dead end.pp2
2 door glass.pp2
2 door office.pp2
2 door.pp2
2 doors 4.pp2
2 doors glass 4.pp2
2 doors office 4.pp2
2 elevator.pp2
2 stairs.pp2
3 ceiling.pp2
3 floor.pp2
3 wall door back.pp2
3 wall door front.pp2
3 wall doors.pp2
3 wall windows doors.pp2
3 wall windows.pp2
3 wall.pp2
4 ceiling 300.pp2
4 corridor 300 doors.pp2
4 corridor 300.pp2
4 floor 300.pp2
4 wall 300 door.pp2
4 wall 300.pp2
4 window 300 bevelled.pp2
4 window 300 frosted.pp2
4 window 300.pp2
5 corridor 150.pp2
cup.pp2
cups.pp2
fire extinguisher.pp2
light panel.pp2
locker.pp2
neon.pp2
sign ceiling.pp2
sign number.pp2
sign rectangular.pp2
sign square.pp2
sign wall rectangular.pp2
sign wall square.pp2
sign wet paint.pp2
smoke detector.pp2
sprinkler.pp2
ventilator.pp2
water cooler.pp2
wet floor.pp2

Presets
1 Move Back.pz2
1 Move Forward.pz2
1 Move Left.pz2
1 Move Right.pz2
2 Turn Left.pz2
2 Turn Right.pz2
3 Move Down.pz2
3 Move Up.pz2
4 Move Back.pz2
4 Move Forward.pz2
4 Move Left.pz2
4 Move Right.pz2
5 Move Back.pz2
5 Move Forward.pz2
5 Move Left.pz2
5 Move Right.pz2
MAT ceiling off.pz2
MAT ceiling on.pz2
MAT corridor 1.pz2
MAT corridor 2.pz2
MAT corridor 3.pz2
MAT floor carpet.pz2
MAT floor parquet.pz2
MAT floor studs.pz2
MAT floor tiles 1.pz2
MAT floor tiles 2.pz2
MAT neon off.pz2
MAT neon on.pz2
MAT sign exit.pz2
MAT sign fire.pz2
MAT sign phone.pz2
MAT sign smoking.pz2
MAT sign stairs.pz2
MAT sign toilets.pz2
MAT signs off.pz2
MAT signs on.pz2
PZ door dead end.pz2
PZ door left back.pz2
PZ door left front.pz2
PZ door right back.pz2
PZ door right front.pz2

Textures
IC3_Wcooler.jpg
IC3_Wfloor.jpg
IC3_arch.jpg
IC3_bricksD.jpg
IC3_carpet.jpg
IC3_ceiling.jpg
IC3_chromeLo.jpg
IC3_cupD.jpg
IC3_elevator.jpg
IC3_extinguisher.jpg
IC3_floorStuds.jpg
IC3_glassD.jpg
IC3_paint.jpg
IC3_signCeiling.jpg
IC3_signExit.jpg
IC3_signFire.jpg
IC3_signNumber.jpg
IC3_signPaint.jpg
IC3_signPhone.jpg
IC3_signSmoking.jpg
IC3_signStairs.jpg
IC3_signToilets.jpg
IC3_stone.jpg
IC3_tile1.jpg
IC3_tile2.jpg
IC3_tiles.jpg
IC3_wallTilesD.jpg
IC3_walls.jpg
IC3_wood.jpg
I_chrome.jpg

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