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Pio Enath - Home of the Orien

Discussion in 'Terrain & Level Design' started by Keiji, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Keiji

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    So, while I'm waiting for fladder to do his part on our co-terrain, I did this.
    It's another idea taken from my fantasy world, the Orien is one among the
    many alvish races in DeliĆ³n. Anyway, hope you like it :)

    PS: I fuckin' love Talavaj's doodads ^^
     

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  2. Rui

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    Amagad pretty!

    Is there nothing you can do about the lightning(?) though? The sun shining in looks a bit fake because there's no... hum... shadows and contrast (just throwing random terms here) between more lighted and darker areas.
     
  3. Heinvers

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    Make that 2 :D
    *coughs* blame Blizzard for not doing rendered shadows *coughs*

    The lamps do add some distraction from the morning glory that you've done there :D

    ^quoted from chat. The sunrise is perfect (at least that's what I say ;P)

    The statue is another well needed lil' distraction I must say. I find that ring arena a bit empty but that's just me I guess.

    Lovely waterfall and the canopy is quite pretty as of now. Also the slight overgrown look that you did looks gorgeous.

    The pond could use more life to it though, it's saying: I'm half dead right now, go back home xD
     
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    Now that is what elves living in trees should look like. Very well done. Love the idea. Love the execution. Love the models. Love the......
     
  5. Talavaj

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    Very neat ! I was waiting for a piece like this so I could evaluate the pieces in action as I'm not working with them myself.
    It appears the differences aren't too jarring, although I should finish the ferns :p so people don't have to use the palm leaves.
     
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    OMG, I wish I can do that. Very clean terrain, GJ :D ![​IMG]
     
  7. Gilles

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    The colors are really muted. While not necessarily a bad thing, I would personally love to see more color.

    Great work though, I love the small village.
     
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    I don't know, but when I look at that terrain, it doesn't seem like a big forest with a small village in it, but more like a theatre stage where you know there is nothing behind. Maybe it's the camera angle or the size of the houses I don't know.
     
  9. Keiji

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    I bring a subtle update.

    Tried fooling around with making the black fog a little thicker and reducing the brightness
    of the glows, hopefully that brought out a little more of the colour-play of the flora and
    such.

    Lighting*

    Also, I feel like this is a little unjustified, to my eyes the lighting is as close to real
    looking as the WE can get it, and I don't personally think it looks awfully unnatural.

    Agreed, removed them.

    It's got rocks, lily-pads and a waterfall. What more can I do? (I'm not adding fish)
    - Any ideas?

    As in, you'd like it removed? I disagree.

    I don't know what to say to this, I don't see what you mean, at all.

    _

    Also, thank you all for the kind words ^^
     
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    The reeds from the UTM. And try the lily pads from the Hi-Res Expansion Pack instead of the current ones, they don't look good imo.

    And the thing about the colors, the flora, specially the pine trees looks undersaturated. I think making them more green in the object editor will fix it.

    Other than that it looks awesome, good job.
     
  11. Heinvers

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    No. Of course not. It's just that lovely distraction I like about it. It's just good in thar :p
    That's a fine point.
    Much better now.

    Now the morning light is quite well (as it concerns my eyes, dunno about fladder though ;P).
     
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    Not really what I meant. It's got a gears of war colour pallet. I'd just like to see less muted browns and dark greens, and more vibrant greens and perhaps even non-brown-green.
     
  13. Keiji

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    Nah, I don't like those. Besides, the water is meant to be kind of clear and without
    too much overgrowth to it. It's part of the lore about this area. (Crystal clear water
    in a land that otherwise is very "marsh-ish" what water is concerned.)

    I'll look into that, and yeah, I'll try them lily-pads.

    While I'm not too familiar with that game, I think I know what you mean.
    Changing the lilies and twitching the tree colours might make it better.
     
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    I would be to blame for the color palette I guess.
    It is a deliberate decision, vibrant green simply never looks good in my opinion and it always requires color correction either via adding yellow, red, blue or "silver".
    I can make an alternate saturation texture set for the future, tinting it in the editor will look crap.
    This was partly the reason why I wanted to make greyscale trees, so you can tint them however you want in the editor. But it does not work conveniently enough for terrainers outside of the actual game.

    And lol, are there are no water lilies currently in my pack ? Eehehhe. I'm off to eh go fix, something.
     
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    I was going to say that too.
    Keiji, have you seen Fingolfin's new tree models. I believe that they are at par with Talavaj's tree pack. The oaks are a deeper shade of green and should provide the contrast that I would suggest.
     
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    Fair enough. This could also be counteracted by simply adding more saturated plant life (ferns, shrubs) or simply adding colour through flowers and other colourful things.
     
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    "Shrubs make everything better."
    -Gilles, since the beginning of time




    (i agree though)
     
  18. Tom_Almighty1

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    may i ask where you got that statue? mind sharing it? :)
     
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