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Pond

Submitted by Solu9
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
A pond doodad.
Originally this was meant as a part of a bigger model along with the Floating Grass Sphere (seen in the preview image).

But splitting the two opens up for more options.
I hope you can make use of it.


Update 1:
-The pond now has some kind of flowing water
-The water has also been darkened

Keywords:
Pond, water, circle, spring, stream
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Pond (Model)

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08:20, 12th Mar 2016 MiniMage: The smooth but slight movement of the water gives the model some decent life to it. Could be useful as a doodad. Approved.
  1. 08:20, 12th Mar 2016
    MiniMage: The smooth but slight movement of the water gives the model some decent life to it. Could be useful as a doodad. Approved.
     
  2. Solu9

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    Viewport screen shot of it's original use:
    Floating_GrassSphere_Pond_002.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
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    No animations? ;o
     
  4. Solu9

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    It's a doodad. For decoration. How do you kill a pond anyway?
     
  5. MiniMage

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    You could add some texture animations. A stream, some variation, more stand animations. Give it some life. It's a pond, not a billboard. ;o
     
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    A stream? It's a pond.
    More stand animations? Like a fish jumping out of the water?
     
  7. MiniMage

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    A fish jumping out of water is a neat idea, If you like that, then go with that. Basically, at the very leart add minimal complexity to the piece.

    You could make the water rise and sink slowly. There's many things you could do to it. I suggest looking into the night elf moon well for inspiration if you really don't have a clue how to give it more life.
    The vegetation could also sway in the wind, for example.
     
  8. Misha

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    well i could just suggest you to redo the water plane so it uses a slow-ish texture animation, like the ingame water planes, few were created to simulate water rising

    also a rewrap of it could be good, as something tells me you made the 'water' mirror, while in this case it shouldn't :xxd:

    other than that, i don't think it needs any additional bells and whistles
     
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    Now this is an essential model for terrains.
     
  10. Solu9

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    Model updated.

    You know what? I am sure I had an idea with symmetrizing the water. But I cannot for the life me figure what that was now :p


    Edit:
    I'm still not sure about the moving water. It just doesn't seem right for a pond.
     
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    Useful for decoration 5/5
     
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    Would work amazing with the mighty alpha tile :p 5/5
     
  13. Misha

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    trust me, nothing to loose with default war3 moving water :3
     
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    Nice Pond
    more like a Realistic Pond :thumbs_up:
    But Try to animate its Grass around the Pond
    that will be look more great
     
  15. Solu9

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    Thanks for all the comments :)

    If the grass in War3 was animated I would consider it. But if this doodad is used in conjunction with standard War3 models it will look odd if the foliage on this waves but everything else don't.
     
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    That really reminds me of the wells in Diablo II. Maybe you could add a death animation of the pond drying up, that would be useful if someone wants to make it function like in diablo.

    The other animation ideas here are not bad, but I think some simple expanding water rings in the pond will make it look peaceful, yet animated.

    Currently 4/5 :)
     
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    Those are some really good ideas BR.
    I'll use both, I don't really like the flowing water that is right now.
     
  18. xorkatoss

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    very nice model! (+3) :thumbs_up:
     
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    Pretty nice model, but I think ALL those rocks and Shrubs should be removed (we can add them manually in the editor by doodads) and there should be only water (imho there are rare water models, and there is only 1 good water model on earth for wc3 [Tobyfat50 supposed to make another one before his AFKness]).

    I think there only should be the water alone, but others might think something other than this, but if I have to use the Pond model, I will Definately ask you for an edit to remove them by myself.

    (Or you can upload a water-alone version)

    You made a very good model tbh.