I can't begin to describe how awesome it is to have my default character run around town. All the small squares in the front of the buildings will be shops along with street vendors, shoppers, gangs, strip clubs, casinos, etc.
My next step is to start adding props and people into the city, so first I will start laying down roads, trees, streetlights, vendor carts, etc. Then after that, I'll take a small break to learn Autodesk Mudbox so I can start creating my own people to inhabit into the city.
In total there are 25 buildings that I made from scratch and textured. I total, from learning the programs til now, this has taken me ~3 months to achieve. (5 if you include the time I had to take off to pay the bills)
I'm expecting characters to take me another 2-3 to complete with props taking about 1-2 months in addition.
That leaves me with 4 months to complete animation and recording of the video for release in November to be pitched at the American Film Market.
So far I'm on track