This model is one I did for the short film, "Atlas' Revenge". This is the main characters house, which is supposed to be a representation from the greek story of Atlas holding up the world. This is supposed to be a blown glass version of the world with an etching of the continents. My original design was to have it completely round with a circular opening, and the house would kind of sit on it's side so the door was close to the ground. But it just didnt look right so I cut the bottom secion off so it could sit flat and have a more door-like opening, kind of like an igloo dog house. I was able to put a bump map on the model, but I was not able to make it green for the land mass. So I made a quick cutout of the land masses and put it between the two pieces of glass and it looks great.