Low Poly Environment

Our class has been tasked by Washington Mind to create a game for their website, to help calm their users and children in times of stress. So our project in 3D modelling at the current time is to create a low poly tile, which will be used in the title screen.

We decided each game is going to be based on a different aspect of earth, like biomes. They’re 5 different scenes, including Forest, Volcano / beach, Desert, City, and Underwater. My team was given the scene of a desert, so our first step was to create a list of assets and things we need to do in order to successfully create our tile.

Here is the Slide which we first made a plan on:

Assets.png

The idea was to make the desert similar to that of a desert tribe, as well as classic desert themed buildings such as pyramids and ruins. We then looked at reference images to low poly desert before beginning the modelling process.

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Best of Lesson 1:

The modelling process began, with us modelling a Tepee hut, an obelisk, a basic cactus and a pyramid. These would still need to be textured but the process was simple. Low poly meant we had a limit of how many Tri’s we could use. We added the only counter to make sure we wouldn’t go over 1000 Tris, which are 3 sided shapes. The reason we measured Tris is because when a model is moved into a game engine or a game, all poly’s are turned to Tri’s, therefore we kept this theme.

Pyramid

Pyramid

We didn’t want the Pyramid to be just a basic shape, so we added a detailed top, fireplace and simple  entrance whilst still staying under the Tri Count.

Cactus

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Tepee

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I textured this model simple colours, and have yet to add a small door or added leather detail.

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