Roman-type building references

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Lain, May 11, 2015.

  1. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    Long story short, I am making a Roman-style map and I need picture references. They don't have to be specifically Roman, but they must fit with the Roman 'style'.

    Stuff I would like to see:
    1. Doors
    2. Decor
    3. Flora
    4. Pillars (LOTS)
    5. Styles of Marble (for texturing)
    6. Statues (for modeling)

    Here is what I have already.

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  2. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    The pillars in Greek (and Roman) architecture are divided into 3 types: dorian, corinthian and Ionic columns Search on google for those will surely help.

    The most simplistic of the three is the Doric order, which is without any complicated capitals at the top. the Ionic order is more advanced, with somewhat complicated capitals at it's top.
    The most complicated out of the three is the corinthian, with some really amazing capitals.

    google images is your best friend, as always.
    https://www.google.co.il/search?q=corinthians+pillars&sa=X&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=899&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=sn9TVbH2AcnYU53SgMgG&ved=0CB0QsAQ#tbm=isch&q=corinthian+pillars

    https://www.google.co.il/search?q=corinthians+pillars&sa=X&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=899&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=sn9TVbH2AcnYU53SgMgG&ved=0CB0QsAQ#tbm=isch&q=doric+pillars
     
  3. Lain

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    Thanks Takabuschik, I have modeled out some Dorian pillars and are now working on the hand rails.

    Here are some more references I picked up, mostly from the game Ryse: Son of Rome since they depict more varied areas than usual architectural photographs.

    Gonna throw them into an Imgur gallery, as to not kill this page with loading pictures: https://imgur.com/a/8lp48