Using 3D Studio Max I have had the pleasure of being involved in every aspect of opening up new retail outlets. Each store designed for TYI opened up new and interesting chalenges. For instance, the store in arndale centre, manchester was pretty much a goldfish bowl (All glass walls). This is not ideal for an art store where wall space is king.
In the end, the store looked great with signage mounted onto an internal bulkhead, organised work area and rolling video at the front of the store.
Unfortunately this store is no longer open but the memory of merchandising the store prior to opening will never be forgotten. The throw a six to start lift system that only allows certain floors and security doors that quickly lock before you can get stock through them were a highlight.