Mood Board made for my environment.
I focused mostly on bright looking places with alot of nature and green in it. Also found a floating Island which will be one of my mains sources of reference for the island part.
Level Layout Sketch.
This is the whole level/environment I sketched for this project.
But I'm gonna create a small portion of it, the final three islands on the right.
The first Island in the make!
Been a few weeks I went into Zbrush but it went quite well to be honest :).
Second Island in the make!
This is a duplicate from the first, but reshaped it alot and deleted/added new rocks to make it a unique island.
3rd Island in the make.
Used the same technique as before.
First pass on textures for floating island 3.
Using 3DCoat, its been quite the struggle to get familair with this program! Used it for the first time but I'm totally in love with it already.
Here is a shot of the fist foliage I made for the environment. I use a blank green canvas in photoshop and paint leaves and such on it and later place it on bended planes in maya with the use of Opacity.
Snapshot of one of the leaves of my trees.
First Pass on trees
Second pass on trees and grass
3rd pass on trees, also 3 variations now.
First pass on filling up one of my islands, I feel that the stone of the floatting island is way to bright, need to tone that down a bit.
Getting a bit stressed since there is only 2 weeks to go...
Magic Infused Trees!
Next up is making the grass texture more appealing.
Added new flowers / new grass texture / new sand texture / Color fixes.
Next up is texturing the final island.
After that I'm going to fill them with the foliage too and than I'll see how much time I have left for other things.
Its coming alive!
Textured all the islands now and did some fixes on the chains.
Now its time to fill them up!
Reworked some off the textures and the foliage.
Been working on the clouds, but I should really fill that first island!
Filled up all the islands, and worked more on the clouds.
1 week to go and yet so much still to do!
Added some floating rock pieces.
Working on the foliage and on some sunken path stones.
Added some new Foliage!
Added rocks and reworked the size and the density of the trees, way better like this.
After working hours and hours today I've made alot of progress and I call it done for now.
- Magic Crystal Shrine
- Path stones on all Islands
- Reworked Tree Textures
Hope you liked it!
few more renders to find things to work on.
More Fixes and Renders from within Unity Engine!
Reworking the clouds below the environment, also adjusting colors and camera effects like DOF ( Depth of Field).
Final renders within Unity.
This project was one hell of a journey, learned so many things, new programs / workflows / drawing techniques and a lot more.
Hope you like it!