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New Environment Model Series WIP

Discussion in 'Modeling & Animation' started by Sunchips, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Sunchips

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    Hello.

    In the past I have almost exclusively made attachment models.
    I have been very inactive lately but I just caught an interest for making environment models so I decided to start an environment model series and I think I will only aim for in-game textures.

    Terrain Elevation

    The first WIP I have is a terrain elevation fit for the ashenvale tileset.
    The blizzard cliffs are dull and rarely used in multiplayer maps as you can't have that many different cliff types in the same map.
    Therefore I see use in this kind of model to spice up cliffs a bit.
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    Alternatively you can use it for small "islands" in lakes or rivers as the next picture illustrates.
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    Here is another variation that works better with higher cliffs.
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    An uprooted ground model
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    Cave

    This model can be useful for making entrances to dungeons and caves.
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    Hole

    A fun element in RPG's is entrances to dangerous areas that you can not directly exit through. With this model you can make a drop down entrance to an underground area.
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    Improved trees

    Ashenvale Trees
    I will make new tree models with the feel of the Blizzard style. In the pictures below you can see a regular ashenvale tree compared to the new one I made. More variations are in progress.

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    Feel free to contribute with feedback and propositions to what more I should do.
     

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  2. Chaosy

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    That looks pretty neat, I like it.
     
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    Oh, nice. Do you plan on sticking with existing Wc3 textures or will you upgrade to higher-rez ones? Something like Hybris Factory.
     
  4. Sunchips

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    I would love to work with more high-res textures but it's far beyond me. I am not a good 2d-artist but if someone would like to texture for my models I would welcome it.

    In that case I would make a low-poly variant with in-game textures as well as a high-poly variant with custom textures for every model.
     
  5. General Frank

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    These look awesome!
     
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    They look outrageously good.
     
  7. Cool models!

    As for the caves and holes, what do you think about using a gradient for a fluent passage instead of hard layers ?
    Maybe try to see if Textures\grad1A.blp fits. I could imagine it looks a lot better.
     
  8. PROXY

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    Love them so far.
     
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    My god lovely models.

    I love to see more updates. Gonna put a sentry ward here.
     
  10. Sunchips

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    Thanks for the tip. I will mess around with this idea :cgrin:
     
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    I like this new cliffs and they're much better and also the new tree looks good too.
     
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    Looks great, especially the cliffs.
     
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    Looks very good and useful. I love that you are doing them with Warcraft 3 textures. They blend in with the rest of the original doodads.
     
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    Awesome! :)
     
  15. Chaosy

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    I want this right now xD

    Could you please upload some of these?
     
  16. Sunchips

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    Coming up soon enough :)
     
  17. Chaosy

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    My idea is basically this:
    I got a really amazing grass tile which I used to replace the default.
    And your handy cliff use the grass texture, I think it will look amazing with the improved one.

    I kinda got hyped by the thought.
     
  18. Sunchips

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    Could be nice. Also thinking of making a higher poly version with not as sharp edges.
     
  19. It looks nice... Good and Useful :)

    But can you please upload it right now? :(:(



    I can't wait so I do a replica... of hole... XDD
     

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    Sorry but as always I'm veeeeeery slow at progressing. It might take a while until I start releasing these.