portal [ pawr-tl, pohr- ] 1
a door, gate, or entrance, especially one of imposing appearance, as to a palace
an iron or steel bent for bracing a framed structure, having curved braces between the vertical members and a horizontal member at the top.
an entrance to a tunnel or mine.
stairway [ stair-wey ] 2
a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase.
"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check." M. S. Escher
From one to another, from a to b. What if a portal is a gate for another level. Is a portal different than a stairway now? What happens when you climb the stairway, through the portal for downstairs? Do you go upstairs or downstairs?
Creating a portal
Creating the stairs to fit in the portal
Animating scene to make them whole
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