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Assets Rocky Hills Environment Pack - Development Thread

Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by florianalexandru05, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. florianalexandru05

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    Just want to announce that I shall be releasing soon the first version of the pro pack, sometime this month. I'll start at a low price because I didn't really finish the trees and vegetation. 25$ so far and 40$ final update (all trees and vegetation). For now I'm having issues with trees and I want to buy the best tree tool for unity to have AAA trees but there will be one tree included as a unity tree.

    Will finish the pack in about a few days and send for submission, then takes about 2 weeks depending on the Unity team.
     
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  2. florianalexandru05

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    So I made 2 essential tiles for the pack...









    On another note I started making the grass, which will help me make the rest of the tiles. Needs a bit of variations but mesh grass on the terrain is way better than the texture grass Unity has.




    Will be done soon!
     
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  3. florianalexandru05

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    Good news people, I finished V1 of the pack! Will upload in one to 2 days max!

    Screenshot_24.jpg Screenshot_26.jpg Screenshot_28.jpg
     
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    Awesome, looks great!
     
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  5. florianalexandru05

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    Unfortunately I didn't get to have good functional trees and grass mesh but I'll add AAA trees and vegetation on the next update. Final price will be 40$ but for now I'll keep it at around 30 or less.

    Just playing around to see how things fit, I'll make a proper level soon.
     
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  6. florianalexandru05

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    Finding some good lighting for my scene...

    Screenshot_30.jpg Screenshot_31.jpg
     
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  7. florianalexandru05

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    Just submitted the pack for review last night!

    Final images:









     

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  10. Jesper-Nielsen

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    Looks great. I already played with the free version and it's awesome. Is it intended as a total replacement for the free version or does it contain entirely different models - and if so will they work well together? Also are future updates included?
     
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  11. fancyferret

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    Great work on all those textures! They look fantastic!
     
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  12. florianalexandru05

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    It's not intended to be a total replacement! The free pack contains only a few models from the pro while the pro has those models with better topology and textures as well as alot more, like modular boulders, etc. I think both packs would work fine together. The only things that won't match is the stuff from the "legacy project" as they where made for a mobile game project way before I intended to make this one. So short answer is, it includes some of the same models improved and alot of new models as well. The only thing I regret is that I wasn't able to make AAA trees yet as I require to purchase a tool from the store myself so consider this more of a rock pack at the moment. I plan on adding a lot to this pack and set it at the initial value of 40$ after I added AAA trees and vegetation.
    Thanks! :D
    Thanks man, good luck to all of us! <3
     
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  13. Klarax

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    where are you with wind simulation?
     
  14. florianalexandru05

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    I'm in the middle of moving to Spain this month so most likely I'll get back to work sometimes next month or another + month. For now or for a while I'm not working, it's my vacation time. I might be back to work sooner than I say but I'll make a announcement about it when I do.
     
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    The first thing I'll do when I get on the computer is make the tree I have so far with working unity terrain wind and update it as soon as possible, that should be simple and fast...
     
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  16. florianalexandru05

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    [UPDATE] My plane flight is on 9 July so I'll be getting back to work as soon as I get home that month!
     
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    Just arrived home in Spain, my flight got delayed (typical with plane flights sometimes) so I had to change my flight 5 days later but I'm here now and will start working soon!
     
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    Welcome back
     
  19. florianalexandru05

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    Thanks sir Forge!! Now I just got to settle down a bit and set up my new computer, then it's work time!
     
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    Alright, took me a while to install all my software but I started working on something. Started making ground meshes.
     

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    Ground mesh A Test!
     

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    So this is how the mesh turned out, it could actually be used as a splat or even terrain texture.

    Early material test




    In Unity




    More renders



     
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    Ok now it's a mesh!!







    Close Ups:







    On another note I think I found a way to have wind for my trees.
     
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    Made some simple rocks that I covered with fast moss for my other ground meshes, will be mesh parts to include in the pack.







    I also removed the grass from some of the modular rock and cliff models so there will be a version without grass to and tomorrow I'll attempt to import my first "Custom Tree Importer" that works with wind.
     
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    Good news guys, I found a legit way to add wind to plants and trees without the need for Unity terrain! I'm gonna use Custom Tree Importer, now it's settled, I did my research and even got to do some tests with a friend that already bought it, it's really a fabulous tool! I prepared my tree for when I'm gonna buy, so far so good, time to make all my plants and trees till then.
     
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    Good idea, CTI seemed to work well for Baldinoboy.
     
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  28. florianalexandru05

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    CTI is just what I need, I know there might be other tree solutions out there but this is good enough to make my nature look AAA! : )))

    Anyway I remade the tree stump texture into something more HQ. Having that improvised texture from when I rushed to upload the pack was really bothering me.

     
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    Started making the new trees now. Made a slightly different bending of the trunk also, using particles I am able to randomize my branches. I think I might make fall and winter variations. Now all I have to do is make a few more different trees of the same type by remaking new trunks and spreading random particles.

     
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    I'm converting to metalness workflow, it looks like the best one, even for nature despite the small extra shine it really looks fine. I'm also using a merged map for metalness as I noticed the HD render pipeline has maps like that.
     

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    Finally started to make my base texture for the beech tree. I got the scratches and some molds down, I'll make more variations for more trunk age and tearing.

    ~Model in wip~
    (retro looking stuff)




    Snow here I'm playing with more SEGI. I'm actually glad I changed to the standard shader, it doesn't look bad!


     
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    SEGI_04.jpg SEGI_05.jpg SEGI_06.jpg SEGI_07.jpg SEGI_08.jpg Ok, I realized I can use the texture from the detail mesh as terrain tile. Makes for a good muddy material, some puddles would be nice now.


     
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    finished modeling the tree, I did the rest of the roots from the sculpt but I didn't snapshot it, also modeling leaves.
     

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    Beech Tree Leaves

    Leaf with tree variations for my beech tree model.
    Modeled in blender and texture with substance designer.
    I have to admit I got a bit lazy on the cells and just inexcusably tiled them with a 256px texture but at that small size, no one will be able to tell! All I need is a leaf generator in substance and I can spread them all around my environment and add them to the tree of course. I might update them with more edge cutout.

    RHE_Leaves01.jpg
     

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    Ok, scrap every screenshot so far!!! Book of the dead has really good lighting. My models look proper in it. I have a lot to learn!

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    Used a generic human model as a scale reference. so far I got an ok scale.
     

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  37. florianalexandru05

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    I pushed unity real-time rendering to the limit with this simple hack I made, more like a trick for myself tbh...
    I like the way SEGI treats emission and GI as real lighting and not some washed out lightmap, it helps give some definition to the normals where you have shadows but what it was missing was contact-shadows. I couldn't buy a AAA pack from the store so I come up with my own free solution by overlaying ambient occlusion effects on top of each other until I got soft shadows/AO. The effect isn't too accurate but it's better than nothing. (SEGI + post processing + my contact shadow hack)



    Gi boost




    Sharp






     
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    Here are my new renders with the new workflow!





    Comparison images of unity forward rendering with GI and PP off and my GI on.


     
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    Beech tree mesh done. This is one hell of a crazy mesh, 20 to 19 thousand faces.






     
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    Work in progress for my new tree!
    Textures made in substance designer and painted in Substance Painter.
    Still, need a few slight adjustments and some branch cards for more realism. I made the branch mesh as simple as possible because the cards will compensate a lot.

     
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    Ok, I noticed I need to bend the branches a bit more and add a few loops and fixes, tree still not done! Also here is the ref used:
     

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    Using painter it's very easy to paint substances on top of echo other with normal and height maps.



    Also, dirt generators and edge wear are amazing~!



    And some more screenshots for your desktops...



     
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    I'm finally the owner of CTI pack, just bought it.

    Here's my first test of how the trees are gonna look like with wind and proper foliage shader:

     
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    In my quest for better lighting I have found a way to make my light looks really natural using HDR. I was going for a overcast lighting and it was easy to achieve in real time with basically no light with the help of one HDRI sky and SEGI.

    screen_2520x1184_2018-09-16_23-48-49.jpg

    No HD vid as of yet!



    I want to finish this pack already but I need to have more content to make a forest/hills.
     
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    Did a lot of lighting tests and I'm paying with lighting calibration I will use as presents for my scenes.

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    Oh btw, I bough a indie license for substnace so I'll do substance heavy now!!
     
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    Ok back here more updates soon:

    RHE_Leaves03.jpg RHE_Leaves04.jpg RHE_Leaves05.jpg
     
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    Tile nr.2:









     
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    Mesh leaves...


     
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