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Forest

on: May 28, 2009, 08:19:14 pm
Hello Reo here ;D
Wow I havn't made a thread here for like...years! :-[
Anyway I would like some feeback on this:

Just about everything is wip atm, also I'm a bit puzzled on how to do the grass, some suggestions/edits on that would be great.
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Re: Forest

Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 01:11:55 am
Nice work on that tree trunk.

I can't offer much help with the grass but it looks like your on the right track.

I will say I think the leaves on the tree to the right should cover a larger area. Preferably overlap the one to the left. Right now it looks too small considering the trunk is so large.

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Re: Forest

Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 06:37:20 am
Generally in forests there is no grass, just dead leaves and other underbrush. I think the secondary light on the trunk should probably be over more of the tree, the roots on the right side could stand to be longer, or at least not all end at the same place.

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Re: Forest

Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 06:51:09 am
impressive start. I'm not sure such detailed leaves is the way to go with your scene, but i'm especially bad at trees with detailed leaves, so that could just be me :P

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Generally in forests there is no grass
That depends on the slope of the ground (and wind exposure). Forest near here have almost no grass in their "horizontal ground", with only a few plants growing through dead leaves carpet, but plenty of (sometimes quite hairy) grass is found at the roots in the more "hill side" part, when going down to the river.
If not grass, "foam" (unlikely to be the right word. I mean ) can be very common, especially in conjunction with some trees such as Oaks. and they may have "hairy" look that can be looking much like grass sometimes. Anyway, you are defining the look of the forest here. Grass/foam ground will give it a more "good/welcoming/fairy" forest while dead leaves and mushroom give a more "witch-wood" feeling, etc. I.e. Lothorien is not Fangorn woods, nor the Old Forest.

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Re: Forest

Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 12:25:54 am
Grasses are mostly sunny plants but can easily be found in sunny woodlands.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/63/177323183_fc8f4beae1.jpg

Darker, damper woods tend to be more full of 'old' plants and underbrush: ferns, mosses (foam :)) and
http://www.markbsplace.net/images/DeepForest-1024x768.jpg
http://www.signaturesf.com/ieee/images/muir%20woods.jpg - i always google muir woods for references
http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs27/i/2008/133/1/0/Spring_Forest_by_Quisalast.jpg

But i mean, this is obviously a less realistic forest.  For starters, paths don't exist in forests without men, and the kind of level design we see in most games is already gardenlike.  from there you've got tons of license.
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Re: Forest

Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 12:19:36 pm
Thanks for the replies guys :D
stay tuned for the update!