Columnar Cliffs - Evolved

Started by WAS, October 17, 2018, 03:07:09 pm

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WAS

October 17, 2018, 03:07:09 pm Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 02:47:09 am by WASasquatch
Built a columnar scene from scratch following some of the logic from mhaze's columnar file. I do believe some of those tex coordinates are necessary as I built mine without them entirely originally and the shapes were rather plain. Adding each tex coordinates you could see the displacement change in the preview. I was playing with Fake Stones on the cliff fake for voronoi variation, but ended up scrunching them down a whole lot in the end.
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N-drju

Quite a good job man. The debris field composes nicely.
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WAS

Quote from: N-drju on October 17, 2018, 04:29:41 pm
Quite a good job man. The debris field composes nicely.


I'm glad it came out alright, as I sorta gave up on it. Tried painted shader, scalar mask warped, and eventually settled on just alt limits and slope limits.
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bobbystahr

Quote from: WASasquatch on October 17, 2018, 05:01:56 pm
Quote from: N-drju on October 17, 2018, 04:29:41 pm
Quite a good job man. The debris field composes nicely.


I'm glad it came out alright, as I sorta gave up on it. Tried painted shader, scalar mask warped, and eventually settled on just alt limits and slope limits.


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DannyG

Very nice textures in this

WAS

October 18, 2018, 10:35:18 am #5 Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 10:55:15 am by WASasquatch
Thanks, Danny.


I just realized I built this whole thing with "Perlin 3D" as my "Columnar" when mhaze used voronoi cells. Derp. Re-envisioning this project with cells for better (less smooth edges). Lol
Nope. It was perlin. Mine is just too soft probably cause of base terrain/smoothing.

Though I feel the smooth look is better for the type of stained and lime leeching stone I made.
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WAS

October 20, 2018, 02:51:20 am #6 Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 03:24:52 am by WASasquatch
So I've been spending some time analyzing mhaze's columnar, and have created a new shader set to apply a similar effect. It's not exact to how mhaze set his up but it uses the same principles of perlin columns detailed by voronoi as it's base. I than added some spice, and challenged myself on some strata like effect using the same voronoi and it's settings already in place (so it scales with the whole function setup).

I also redid the rock textures from scratch with the same lime leaching in mind. I think I may change the strata sedimentation colours though so they don't clash with the dust/dirt on surface tops.

PS If you know any free veggie models that might look good on this for a population test let me know! All I really got is grasses and big trees. 
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mhaze


WAS

Thanks mhaze. Turns out every time I tried to do this myself I wasn't understanding how the voronoi diff was used to "carve" or "detail" the round columnars from the perlin, hence my round columnars in my original go lol
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bobbystahr

Quote from: WASasquatch on October 20, 2018, 02:51:20 am

PS If you know any free veggie models that might look good on this for a population test let me know! All I really got is grasses and big trees. 


I do believe MrLamppost has a bunch of bushes on his site

http://www.mrlamppost.com/tg2/downloads/basic_bush_pack.htm
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luvsmuzik

Quote from: bobbystahr on October 21, 2018, 09:39:21 am
Quote from: WASasquatch on October 20, 2018, 02:51:20 am

PS If you know any free veggie models that might look good on this for a population test let me know! All I really got is grasses and big trees. 


I do believe MrLamppost has a bunch of bushes on his site

http://www.mrlamppost.com/tg2/downloads/basic_bush_pack.htm


Oh wow, sorry bobbystahr. I thought that link was long gone. Great that it is still up! I put them on my DropBox too and added to file sharing. I should have checked on the other puter first (where I have all the older links for stuff) :)