Title

Little Manila Recreation

Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Email

mlee2@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Art & Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

Throughout my academic career at University of the Pacific, I have developed a wide variety of skills in the field of Graphic Design. Classes like typography, photography, logo design, branding, and animation made me a well-rounded artist, as well as graphic designer, but I discovered that my true passion was for 3D Modeling. My knowledge and comprehension of MAYA, a 3D Modeling program, earned me an internship with the Digital Delta Fellowship Program. The goal of this internship was to digitally recreate a part of Little Manila, a thriving Filipino-based community established in the 1930s in Stockton, California, that no longer exists. Pictures, hand-drawn diagrams, and general dimensions were provided to me by historians, which I then used to construct the buildings. My attention to detail and dedication to precision allowed me to create buildings that accurately captured Little Manila’s true essence and architecture. The objects I modeled were the El Dorado Market, the Baton Hotel, and the Quezon Hotel, along with other items that completed the environment. Unlike my previous experiences in class with 3D Modeling, historical recreation is completely different. I was required to work within parameters to ensure that a true representation of Little Manila would be achieved. Through trial and error, my visualization skills sharpened, which allowed me to design things faster and more efficiently. Ultimately, the buildings I created were used in an interactive, educational video game that served to educate future generations, as well as honor and commemorate descendants of the community. In other coursework, I continued working on this project and vectorized two building facades, the Baton Hotel and the Quezon Hotel, and then finally, produced them via laser wood cutting. Besides allowing me to advance my proficiency in 3D Modeling, this project allowed me to restore an integral part of Stockton’s history.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

23-4-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

12-5-2017 6:00 PM

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Little Manila Recreation

Reynolds Gallery

Throughout my academic career at University of the Pacific, I have developed a wide variety of skills in the field of Graphic Design. Classes like typography, photography, logo design, branding, and animation made me a well-rounded artist, as well as graphic designer, but I discovered that my true passion was for 3D Modeling. My knowledge and comprehension of MAYA, a 3D Modeling program, earned me an internship with the Digital Delta Fellowship Program. The goal of this internship was to digitally recreate a part of Little Manila, a thriving Filipino-based community established in the 1930s in Stockton, California, that no longer exists. Pictures, hand-drawn diagrams, and general dimensions were provided to me by historians, which I then used to construct the buildings. My attention to detail and dedication to precision allowed me to create buildings that accurately captured Little Manila’s true essence and architecture. The objects I modeled were the El Dorado Market, the Baton Hotel, and the Quezon Hotel, along with other items that completed the environment. Unlike my previous experiences in class with 3D Modeling, historical recreation is completely different. I was required to work within parameters to ensure that a true representation of Little Manila would be achieved. Through trial and error, my visualization skills sharpened, which allowed me to design things faster and more efficiently. Ultimately, the buildings I created were used in an interactive, educational video game that served to educate future generations, as well as honor and commemorate descendants of the community. In other coursework, I continued working on this project and vectorized two building facades, the Baton Hotel and the Quezon Hotel, and then finally, produced them via laser wood cutting. Besides allowing me to advance my proficiency in 3D Modeling, this project allowed me to restore an integral part of Stockton’s history.