Here you have another approach to create background vegetation.
This time the baseline tree is less than 8000 triangles. A new set of textures had been created, some hand painted, to achieve a more cartoonish look . Vray render time is now quite more affordable for the project.
More trees species to come soon
Creating environment assets for a personal project and searching for a cartoon 2d-like look.
The cloud had been created using a vertext color solution and meant to be use at composition times. Couple of plugins had been used during this process. The one that allow you to render vertex color in 3dmax had been written by my friend and colleague Andrew Oakley.
This asset had been created following this tutorial youtube.com/watch?v=hy_oP6DRPiY
Software 3Dmax2010 Vray2
Tools | Scripts :
Vertext colors: scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/render-vertex-colours (created by Andrew Oakley , FTW!)
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This is a very early test of the foliage I am creating and I am going to be using for stills and cutscenes. More forest assets to come soon. Low polygon approach this time around.
As always crits and suggestions are very welcome.