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In modern film, almost every sound is recorded in post production. This includes even the most subtle sounds, such as clothing shifting as a character checks his wristwatch, or leather creaking as he tightens his bootstraps. These sounds are recorded behind the scenes by a "Foley" artist, who uses all sorts of materials to reproduce the on-screen movement as closely as possible.

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In modern film, almost every sound is recorded in post production. This includes even the most subtle sounds, such as clothing shifting as a character checks his wristwatch, or leather creaking as he tightens his bootstraps. These sounds are recorded behind the scenes by a "Foley" artist, who uses all sorts of materials to reproduce the on-screen movement as closely as possible.

Foley is even more important in animated movies and video games because it helps ground the impossible visuals, and brings more realism to the materials and interactions. The subtle sounds are often harder to get right than the more attention-grabbing ones because they are so unique and specific. While a stock sound library might have fist impacts and gunshots, it probably won't have sounds for "picking up a heavy object while wearing leather armor" or "stumbling on gravel but not quite falling".

For Overgrowth, I recently started working with a sound artist to start creating unique sound effects for all the in-game movements and interactions. Here is the first test of Foley sounds for movement on crete surfaces (what some of the monoliths are made of):

Be sure to check it out in HD!


There is still a lot of work to be done, but I think even these initial sounds add a lot! Do you have any ideas for how to improve them, or questions about how they work so far?




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eatleadsukka
eatleadsukka

Amazingly Epic! Keep up the good work guys! Hope this comes out relatively soon!

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x0oo0
x0oo0

Absolutely spectacular, those sounds do add a lot.

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SammyF
SammyF

Great sound effects overall, but I think you overdid it with the wind while jumping. I realize that it is a rabbit with long sensitive ears, but still ...

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname

I agree! Whilst everything else is brilliant, wind feels a bit 'single tone' (ie no bluster or bursts, as you'd expect of actual wind), and fades in and out too abruptly.

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Neok
Neok

For the long jump i think its perfect but the short walljumps are too much wind sounding

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Chompster
Chompster

you guys do realize this is simply to showcase some of it? its obviously still WiP

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preowned
preowned

well...
Giving advise to a WiP is what makes that WiP become a great finished product.

Constructive criticism is what helps make a game great.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

By far the best dev video from you guys, I can't wait to get my hands on this! Running animation could use some work.

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Highmist
Highmist

Yea, the quick tapping of the feet would get annoying.
I also agree with the air thing. It needs a slower buildup to maximum.
Beyond that, this is very good!

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kazumo
kazumo

Fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap! That's all. Nice job.

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ZeroSeconds
ZeroSeconds

missing an aerial kick guys once U can do off walls

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SliderFF
SliderFF

the sounds and anims is perfect, i think.

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Anddos
Anddos

why is the game taking so long?

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Highmist
Highmist

Cause its a game. Its not like you can clap your hands and its all done for you.

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.sverek
.sverek

Air impact sound is beautiful, nice loop.

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BrainCandy
BrainCandy

Foleys are really tough to do right, we are currently trying stuff ourselves and I can't say it is easy.
You guys have managed to get great results, subtle sounds but with great feedback. Keep up the great work!

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Awesome sounds, pat that sound artist on the back for me.
Animations starting to shape up nicely too I see :)

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Sph!nx

This is amazing! Great work guys. Looking forward to play this one day.

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TalonFive
TalonFive

You know, i really hate this "smartass" comments on every mod from people who knows nothing about modding and how hard and tough work it is, but keep up the good work guys and you will reach the goal.

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Daystranger
Daystranger

Except its a GAME. Not a MOD.

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macing
macing

Because mods can't possibly be games, right? RIGHT?

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen

Right.

Actually on the topic, great work!

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TalonFive
TalonFive

Well GAME can be MOD and vice versa, that's the probably most exciting thing about this part of games world.

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Velox
Velox

the sound is great
but i dont like the wind sound so much ;)

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twincannon
twincannon

Sounds great. My only crit is that the wind sound effect from motion ramps up and becomes quiet too quickly. It's a great dramatic touch when making long leaps and such, but when running a few steps, it sounds out of place. Especially considering how quiet the background ambient wind noise is, and how high up the character is in this particular scene.

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Doom-Hazmat
Doom-Hazmat

Looks awesome, Reminds me of Lugaru soo much xD

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SpacemanBoots
SpacemanBoots

Agreed, the wind is just too harsh on the ears when your doing "normal" movement, but it seems perfect for the long jump down as the sound makes things a bit uncomfortable like you should making such a jump.

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Sph!nx

My guess about the wind is that it plays on movement and that the volume is controlled by the movement speed. It probably needs some more tweaking.

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moci
moci

Well, they have this "wind" effect for a really long time now, I remember them showing off the editor and when the camera moved it was like a jet flying in the air (the sound). Too bad this hasn't been adjusted yet.

Not much to say about this video besides the wind sound.

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moci
moci

Finally! I found the blog that I mentioned: Blog.wolfire.com

As you can hear the sound gets really loud, 'sounds' like it gets louder the longer you move.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Looking, and sounding, good!

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stringed_Evil
stringed_Evil

Very nice! like the WIP wind tone concept. ^_^

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jjawinte
jjawinte

Just a quick question here; while some stock sounds are handy, do you plan on creating customs yourselves as the " majority " of the sounds for the game to further enhance the uniqueness of this fine project ? That's something I would rather enjoy doing myself. Fine work on this vid. !

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