Designing Uncharted 2 with SketchUp


[MUSIC] ROBH RUPPEL: My role as art
director on Uncharted 2 was– it was like being an architect
in a virtual world. And you’ve got lots of people
doing different things. So as an architect, you just
make sure we’re all sort of moving in the same direction. [MUSIC] ROBH RUPPEL: I think some of the
challenges of working on Uncharted 2 is just keeping
that bar raised. It’s pretty easy to just quickly
push something out. But it really wasn’t an
option on Uncharted. [MUSIC] ROBH RUPPEL: Concept art is
sort of the first front. First thing we start doing
is quickly sketching. First rough ideas,
shapes, tones. And then, as soon as
we can, we start going into the 3D process. And for me that’s where SketchUp
is completely useful because it’s so fast. So right away, I start making
real design choices that actually we can implement
them in the game. Because I’m really thinking
about how tall is the ceiling? How many pillars are there? How thick are those pillars? Can you hide behind
those pillars? Instead of just drawing, by
actually making design choices in the third dimension, you
can help the process along more accurately and faster and
keep it more flexible because you’re working in 3D, and gosh,
it was just my personal choice, just because it’s so
fast and easy and quick. We used it a lot in the Shambala
level, which is the big ending of the game, the big
lost city, the lost city of Shangri-La. What was super useful about
blocking that stuff inside SketchUp for Shambala was that
we had to come up with a modular system. We’ve got to have this immense
city, but it also has to render at 30 frames
per second. So you have to have a lot
of instances, which is repeatable geometry. It came up with kind of like a
simple modular system that you can have half a dozen pieces,
but if you arranged them in the right way, you wouldn’t
notice that it was so few pieces. You’d just be, oh, what
an amazing city. So being able to work out that
shape language inside SketchUp was super useful. [GONG] ROBH RUPPEL: I definitely see
concept art going more three dimensional. Drawings only get you so far. You can do a really sexy
drawing, but the real design comes in working out the design
in the third dimension, whether it’s films or games. Again SketchUp, fast,
easy, quick. It’s a great, great
design tool. [MUSIC]

99 comments

  • Jae

    @Johnisjusttoclose no smartphones are limited

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  • Francoberry

    @Rockaddict2013 it might be better to get a touchscreen computer instead, its less accurate but rather than just a tablet for £2000 its a computer for £2000! also try a wacom pen and touch, theyre only about £70 and are very cheap and fun! 😛

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  • donfrankiko

    2:41 You can do a really sexy drawing…
    lawl. i say that.

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  • Valek Eaglefalcon

    interpreting 2d drawing and then putting them into 3d can really be a bitch

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  • 11swallowedinthesea

    @Jammed9000 yep, looks like it and he said a lot of the models were just copies of each other. pretty amazing as you would think the scenery are all beautifully complex when playing the game, but most are copies of each other which are added, subtracted, intersected and etc. but i'm definitely sure Photoshop was used also along with perhaps 3ds Max.

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  • Edward Blaine

    [GONG] It's is really interesting. I think [ MUSIC ] we should use even more this progra- [ MUSIC ]

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  • Jeff Christiana

    Take your Google SketchUp and print them out using a 3D printer. Bring them to life right there in your home. thefutureis3d com

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  • Azkadaz

    GOOGLE IZ GONNA TAK OVAR EVARYTANG!

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  • Nagby3

    @nejustinas32 why you didn't deactivate this useless window? lol

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  • MegaSuperCritic

    You should release your models to the public

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  • Ayush Mukherjee

    Ultra titanium work! Ausum!!!

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  • Walrus

    @cgiwattgrrl99 3Ds Max is just like…..wow. Must take forever to learn, what a mess. SketchUp, you can build a house and be halfway done within 10 minute. I just wish it had some features 3Ds has, like moving a corner by holding on of the axes and dragging. Google should find ways to integrate SketchUp into game design.

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  • Walrus

    @STRIKEthatIRON hmm….this is nice. I might use this to make the iPhone game I always wanted. So you can use Sketchup with this?……..anyways, what I meant was, it should be used with professional game engines, like Valve.

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  • Walrus

    @STRIKEthatIRON so then Sketchup pro can export fbx and be used in Cry Engine?

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  • slownsilent

    @STRIKEthatIRON Is it possible to work on Sketchup and import it to Maya Autodesk and use the background buildings for animation with no problem?

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  • pccrack96

    i hate this game fucking ps3 xbox forever

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  • edwardmetalheart

    He looks like Steve Jobs O_0

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  • Ryan Black

    @nicoslego Microsoft sucks. Just let me know when the Xbox network is down cause a hacker got to it. oh wait all I have to do is wait a week and it will happen again. Microsoft sucks it crashes every time it is in use. Why even watch if you hate ps3 games. Learn not to be a prick.

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  • TheLuisberg Top Commentor

    Watching this made it easier for me to get a job as a concept artist. I started messing with this a while back and now i can make a town or a city basically.

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  • neosphere619

    OMG(oogle)!

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  • 11swallowedinthesea

    @TheLuisberg have you applied? yes, SKU's pretty amazing and i'm thinking about offering rendering services using it.

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  • Ernest 'Mad Man' Munsch

    Props. You guys killed that game!

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  • عبدالباقي عوادي

    رائعة جدا . انا استطيع ان ابني المدن لكن اوريد ان ادخل فيها شخصيات تتحرك لم اعرف كيف
    حتى الصور لا استطيع ان ادخلها في البرنامج لماذا

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  • Jemi8288

    awesome 😀 i made only shit with sketch up and tehy build a city 😀

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  • ScorpyX

    Future of umbrella-google company

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  • miick3yj

    Th% iv

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  • SuperSpable

    This video is a combination of two of my favorite hobbies!

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  • travisgatlin536

    You make a wise point young man…

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  • MM DESiGNS HD

    great game

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  • epinefrain

    this should be held as the standard model for adventure games…not just visually, but storywise…

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  • edstercw

    If you like Tomb Raider search the 3d Warehouse for my TR1 level recreations

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  • Atomcitypasi

    Sony and Google is the best!

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  • Chris Sparrow

    OMG! Hell no. That would be like OMG you've almost beat uncharted 3? Your friend sent you a message go read it nowww!

    Google is fine as google, and sony is fine as sony, but together… *shudder*

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  • mepizzasmangled

    pulse college was here

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  • mepizzasmangled

    you're using it.

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  • casimiro lemos Francisco

    Muitos efeitos especiais, hoje consegue-se coisas bem feitas.

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  • okflyaway99

    Lara Croft created 25 accounts to dislike this video.

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  • LDI.Carlos Riojas

    Wow owow what's up with the textures and aliasing in 1.49 is that a beta build!?

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  • John Matthew Lim

    hahaha! 😀

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  • josh34primefan

    Got google Sketchup 8 today, and I agree, it's really fast, but I'm new so, yeah, I'm making a WIP G1 Megatron which is coming really well, and this game has nice textures in it, who agrees? come on.

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  • Naomi Tong

    Great!

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  • John Romeo

    what the hall of this……………..

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  • Matt

    I AM SHOUTING IN CAPS EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET WILL HEAR ME.

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  • Jas Bogan

    unity 3d + sketchup = perfect game 😀

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  • bahabol balinggama

    sy suka program video game

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  • Antonio Bonet

    UDK+SKECTHUP=PERFECT GAME 😀

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  • Jas Bogan

    no D:

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  • kable1123

    @Jemi8288 I can relate LOL

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  • RicardaI Santana

    diferente mas gostei;;;;;;;;

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  • suremind

    funny, the clean sketchup graphic with shadows looks better than the game…

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  • Helen Harkless

    Update google

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  • suremind

    no no, notebook gamer 😉 but I react to video

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  • Taner Inan video media

    yes sketchup+vray

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  • andy charles

    hi i want to make a game with sketch up but i need some tutorial to begin help me

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  • treblu22

    I had no freakin idea that sketchup was used for modeling in Uncharted 2 (one of my favourite current gen game). I thought it was just an app for enthusiasts and not for proffessional use in top games, but i guess i was wong.

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  • felderup

    find a game engine that can import dae, design stuff in sketchup, the rest is scripting done in the game engine itself. maybe try panda…

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  • Predrag Pesic

    Well, for final modeling they had to use ZBrush/Mudbox and Maya/Max. SketchUp was used as a design tool, which greatly speeds up the design process. The design team (led by Robh Ruppel, in this case) would use SketchUp to quickly build a scene with cubes and cylinders. Then, they would capture a few screenshots, bring them into Photoshop, set Blending Mode to Multiply and start painting on top of it until it looks like a nice piece of concept art.

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  • Lahcene Belbachir

    I'll take Unity as well.. 😀

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  • Jas Bogan

    Nice 😀

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  • Phan Trash

    weelll, i think i'll stick to making phones with it … 😀

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  • MatijaxD

    hm so they used it only for concept art?

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  • suremind

    but missed my point 2 times… it's not about xbox/ps3..
    I'm gamer from 8bits and I like clean honest vector graphic, capis?
    So stick ur pitiful xbox/ps3 war up ur … sideways, it's stupid

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  • اشرف سعيد

    fanataic

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  • Martin

    so did they made these awesome gfx in sketchup or was it just a sketch and for modelling they used more serious softwares

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  • Lawrence Rhodes

    You can't make games with SketchUp.

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  • andy charles

    i am trying to use it so for so good

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  • Thom Knepper

    why is google sketchup not download any more?!

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  • Marky Dav

    Shame the game is lame.

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  • masoed gendut

    Hidup akan nyaman bila anda punya Penghasilan HARIAN, BULANAN dan MUSIMAN

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  • sobhi hajjar

    google العملاق يصنع المعجزات كل مانشاهده من google جميل جدا"  … وشكرا" جزيلا" على مشاركتكم لي

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  • ابووسيم الصبايحه

    زوم

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  • Pal Bhai

    Omansic

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  • عبدالحميد محمد

    الحياة عندما تتغير بألوانها تعطي الانسان طاقة من الاختراعات … وتجعله يتفنن ويبرز مافي عقله من جمال…

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  • عبدالحميد محمد

    is very nice

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  • fivebythree

    I absolutely love this clip. I use sketchup for architecture, nice to see its even more versatile!

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  • Olga Beglisova

    اعجبني

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  • riteasrain

    SO inspiring. Can hardly contain myself watching this!

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  • The Shroom

    Had no idea that scethup was this powerful, which is why i never even tried it.
    Now when i have tried it, it's really good. So easy to learn, and you can make stuff very fast.

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  • وسام مجبل

    السلام عليكم

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  • Palea Emil

    Este.ok

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  • MrDiaksikPl

    I have questions can i use sketch up for my games on steam ?

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  • jose aparecido Calado

    muito bom este jogo e o maximo?etc

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  • Meeww

    I wish I could make stuff like this.

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  • TheWeekendGeek

    1:07 How the hell do people draw like that?! Even with years of experience behind them

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  • Magic Medo

    well it's a great tool for beginners no doubt.

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  • Michel TANT

    F

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  • Usman Haydan

    Lol I like it

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  • Stephanie Griffin

    dope

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  • Batuhan Tuğrul

    Hello google im using ue4 how can i import sketchup model to ue4? thx for help

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  • JazevoAudiosurf

    wow seems insane how they generate these graphics out of simple models

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  • SALISU ZIKO. KABUGA

    NG

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  • Raquel Araujo

    Como vc pode fazer uma mais séria com você sobre o lugar onde se encontra a situação de risco para o seu coração obrigada por tudo que é meu amigo

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  • Josh FINK

    so cool

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  • STYLE DAMN ESTUDIO

    What were the programs that were used to create the vegetation somebody can tell me how they are made and the equipment used to draw the roots of the trees

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  • Neoshenlong Archivo 2008 - 2011

    "GONG"

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  • H Ramakrishnan

    teacherhotsex

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  • Ksm Srir

    Ijram.sala. bel Nadal

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  • sushmita kumar

    this is!!!!

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  • Taciano Antonio

    filime,di,okipaki

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