Here’s a very early work in progress shot of Industrial Jungle.
This is the valley just after you jump off the top of the waterfall, into the rock pool below.
The vehicle you can see is sitting on a road that now links up with the road in Pine Valley, and runs all the way to the Town. The electricity pylons run all the way from the Town, back to the Geothermal Plant and from the Town, they split off and run to the Embryonics Administration buildings in Jungle Road and will probably run to the East Docks at the end of Minute Valley.
This valley has only got a very basic assortment of trees at the moment, with just a few palms quickly thrown in for this shot. The valley wont by very thick with vegetation anyway, with just a few thinner varieties and some bushes and ferns. I want it to be a bit more open and slightly dryer than the jungles before. Before you ask, yes, there will be trees on those hills and more trees in general 😉
Directly behind this shot will see the introduction of the northern species of trees. The grassy jungle will thin out and pines will start appearing as the terrain changes to a more earthy-dirty look, with pine needles everywhere. The pine forests wont be as densely populated as the jungles with smaller plants, but the ground will be heavily littered with sticks, pine cones and fallen trees.
I’m going to be rushing through the island a bit and laying down a more basic layer of the larger species of trees, like in the shot above. I want to start showing some shots of the other end of the island, so ill try and get some pine trees sorted and add some variety to the screens. Since i’ve been using placeholder models and deleting all the Crysis models, its freed up some memory that i can use on more tree species.
I’m going to be a bit busy over the next week, so im not sure how many updates ill have between now and new years.
Have a good Xmas everyone, and if i don’t update before (unlikely), Have a happy and safe new years as well!