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3D Game Environments by Luke Ahearn

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CHAPTER 7

Introduction to Natural Environments

Introduction to Natural Environments

Building a large foliated outdoor environment can be challenging, but once you break it down to its basic elements, a game environment can be fairly easy to create. The distinction here is that we are building a game environment, not a real environment. A real outdoor environment has many species of trees and plants, all with specific details. All we have to do is make this space look good and look believable. In order to do this, we need to understand what should be in a certain environment, and for the game artist the focus is mainly on color and shape. We do need to have some degree of accuracy, which we can obtain from pictures, but ...

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