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Deconstruction of a scene or: nope, this is not Bryce ...

Inspired by a recent thread on fk's game forum here's a brief description how the day scene was actually built:

Usually it starts with a *very* simple sketch, whith very littly detail. Most 3d artists I know do extensive and detailed drawings, but for me it works best to directly do it in 3d.
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more ugly than beautiful

Once I have this I start by modeling parts of it as single object that I later can link into the final scene, this time it's only the tower:
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Simple outline rendering and the textured version.

A detail of the main tower mapping:
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3584x3584 px ... now tell me that size doesn't matter.

Now I start composing the scene, here just the linked tower with the landscape set up. In the foreground I've placed some noised up spheres to be used as rocks.
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Landscapes in plain grey and with some basic textures applied.

Now adding some depth:
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Added 2 trees for the foreground (846,419 polygons now) and finally with all the trees, grass, bushes
and textures applied (now 383,890,620 polygons).


Final step: adding real light and shadows and setting up the atmosphere ...
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Preview rendering, you can see the result in the previous post ... (or click here)

After the scene was done, I decided to add two wizards to the final image so I quickly built a low poly one from this sketch (done by Chrsitof) and did two very simple texture maps:
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Sketch and the wizards placed in the scene.

Done!

nGFX.

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