To speed up future workflow, I took the primary object of each individual type, i.e., crate, barrel, etc., and duplicated each. With the copies, I would follow with Grant to learn the exercise, and then go back to the original and create another copy to experiment. This way, I get a base item to create a multitude of varied assets. For example, I would take the original pillar and copy it before individualizing it, and by duplicating it later, I can use that original to quickly make three to five more variations.
I assume these exercises lead up to creating a dungeon, so I’m planning ahead now to have a large group of pillars to reuse rather than using the same three pillars throughout the dungeon.
In some instances, I used those saved originals to create duplicates for making other items. E.x., Scaling down the block pillar and repurposing it as a brazier.
I also used a bit of sculpting from the previous lessons to ‘crunch’ the pillars like a soda can.