Mountain Haiku

Much better lighting!
  With moons.

Much better lighting!
With moons.

Slightly altered lighting Without moons

Slightly altered lighting Without moons

The beginning.  Simple texture, scene created with a displacement brush using an alpha texture.  Water is a simple mix of Voronoi- F1 and Smooth F1

The beginning. Simple texture, scene created with a displacement brush using an alpha texture. Water is a simple mix of Voronoi- F1 and Smooth F1

Refinement of Land shader, and beginning scattering of treees.  Trees look pretty mangy at this point

Refinement of Land shader, and beginning scattering of treees. Trees look pretty mangy at this point

Further refinements of texture, and tree scattering.  Trees still look pretty mangy so time to clean those up

Further refinements of texture, and tree scattering. Trees still look pretty mangy so time to clean those up

MOre refinement of texture settings. Also at this point I had cleaned up the tree model so it didn't look so mangy. Otherwise, really just playing around here until I found something I liked and which looked right to my eyes.

MOre refinement of texture settings. Also at this point I had cleaned up the tree model so it didn't look so mangy. Otherwise, really just playing around here until I found something I liked and which looked right to my eyes.

More playing around with texture settings.  Still needed something though.

More playing around with texture settings. Still needed something though.

Rocking out! Made and scattered a collection of big rocks to help out the scene.

Rocking out! Made and scattered a collection of big rocks to help out the scene.

Every lake needs rushes and reeds, so I built a collection of cattail reed models and scattered them, using a weight painted vertex group to control the particle system.

Every lake needs rushes and reeds, so I built a collection of cattail reed models and scattered them, using a weight painted vertex group to control the particle system.

Changed the colour settings on the seed heads of the cattail reeds.  Altered a few things.  Now time to do something about the sky.  Ity looks too bare, and the lighting is BO-RING!

Changed the colour settings on the seed heads of the cattail reeds. Altered a few things. Now time to do something about the sky. Ity looks too bare, and the lighting is BO-RING!

High mountain stillness
Snow line slowly creeps closer
Autumn stalks summer.

This was a fun project to play with, and a good learning experience for leveling up environment art skills.

As always, Copyrighted Shinseiko Kuromatsu 2020, all rights reserved, derivative works forbidden.