This week, we’re releasing Americana, an all-new 3D asset Kit. Americana’s quintessential models of the suburbs and traditional downtown areas capture the nostalgia and stories of an idyllic American town in a time between the struggles of war and before the crush of technology.
To learn more about the development of the Kit, we talked with the KitBash3D team members behind it. Read on to hear about the process for creating the models, textures, and more from the creators that brought this vision to life.
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND AMERICANA?
“The Americana Kit is not about a place, it’s about an emotion that we’ve all grown up with through movies like ET, The Sandlot, Stand By Me, and Goonies. It’s a world that represents childhood wonder, fantasy within normality, and hides its magic in plain sight. Hidden within these suburban houses, shopping malls, and diners, you’ll find countless stories waiting to be told. ” – Maxx Burman, Co-Founder of KitBash3D
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING ON THE AMERICANA KIT AND WHY?
“It was so much fun diving into one of my favorite time periods and thinking about all the types of places that I grew up loving. Thinking about what makes arcades, burger joints, strip malls, theaters, and even grocery stores memorable and iconic was a blast.” – Mike Reese, Head of Kits