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4 comments by UltimaRage on Aug 17th, 2009

Since joining the Petrograd team, I have been very busy learning new things. However, before joining this team, I started out with just level design with the Sandbox 2 program using Cryengine 2. In Crysis, the thing that really astounded me was the vegetation and how it was rendered. One day, around a year after I had been working with Sandbox 2, I saw a modification being created by a member in Crymod who had created some very realistic forest scenes with custom-modeled vegetation, but he disappeared. Then, another member made an equally impressive forest and he stuck around.

I started looking into how low poly vegetation is created, and then when I found out how simple the basic concept was, I realized that the rest was just going to be up to me and experimentation. Since then I have been able to create lush forest environments with detailed ground-level plants and I have finally gotten a bit of a knack for making trees, although they are much, much harder than ground-level vegetation. The diffuse textures and geometry really have to have a good balance to come together and create realistic vegetation.

My work so far can be seen in Petrograd's August update.


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reok Feb 8 2011, 9:05am says:

hey there

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IAspYrI Jan 6 2011, 10:28pm says:


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Squiggers May 4 2009, 8:26am says:

Hey up.

Hows the development for Type 3 going? Ain't heard anything from you guys in some time now.

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Squiggers Mar 5 2009, 12:01pm says:

Indeed, it is. However, if you read what I said, I did actually complement your work, and your team - my comment was directed at the way that you held yourself on Crymod, and the way that you made your team look.

As I said - the game looks great, along with all the work that's been showcased. Don't misunderstand me there, please.

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Squiggers Mar 5 2009, 12:24pm replied:

Ahhh, sorry, hadn't seen the comment on my page, or the Crymod apology...Bugger. Sorry about that. (Posted another comment, as I can't edit the above one!)

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Henley May 2 2008, 10:59pm says:

yeah well i try :D

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Henley May 2 2008, 9:58am says:

hai!! wats up :D

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tadmod Apr 15 2008, 5:52am says:

hey Ragey!!!

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