Photo Research

Once I’d settled upon my theme of Halloween Woodlands and the assets for it, I decided to go out and explore a local woods and take some photos.

I tried to get some ideas of the general look and layout of the woods which you can see in photo 1. This helped me in designing the layout of my final scene animation.

Photo 2 helped in regards to creating the shapes of the tree roots on my tree asset in Maya. I noticed how they aren’t uniform at all – they are all different sizes and shapes.

Finally, I used photo 3 as inspiration when adding the wood texture onto my tree asset. Though my final design didn’t look quite as realistic and rough textured as this, I did try to aim for a more stylised look on my asset and I am pleased with my finished result.

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