Rocks

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Rocks

Postby Worsas » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:47 pm

I have been toying around with less important stuff in between and I kind of dabbled in different, possibly more realistic cliffs and rocks for our central areas. My rolemodel were schist-formations as we have got them in the area where I live.

Some of you may have seen the screenshots below already, but im posting them nonetheless:

small rocks:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/rocks1.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/rocks2.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/rocks3.jpg

Medium-sized rocks (they do not look very much like schist, admittedly):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/rocks4.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/rocks5.jpg

Big cliff-rockformations:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/clifftest2.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/clifftest3.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/clifftest4.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/m ... cliffs.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/m ... liffs2.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/m ... liffs3.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22362022/pics/m ... liffs4.jpg


As said, I have shown them to people already and it was suggested that we use them jointly with the edgy rocks that i made for the southern mountains of Skyrim months ago, some of which you can see on these shots:
https://photos-1.dropbox.com/i/l/WgoDDC ... -56-65.jpg
https://photos-1.dropbox.com/i/l/EHU_3Z ... -22-12.jpg
https://photos-2.dropbox.com/i/l/TdoiMe ... 4-94.jpg#2


I have the impression that we can achieve something pretty nice, if we aim for sceneries like this one:
http://imperial-library.info/sites/defa ... _ruins.jpg

Apparently a slight snow coverage on those rocks will be required to achieve the desired result. a snow-stained version of the base-texture could do a better job than a snowmesh on top of the rock, but we'll see.

I would like to suggest that we use the grey-blackish rock texture i used for the new rocks above as it feels a lot more skyrimic than the brown one we have meant to use until now. And i think the exact appearance of the jerall mountains in oblivion can be disregarded just fine since the Cyrodiil of P:C will anyway look different.

Before i force these rocks upon you, it would be great to hear what you think. I noticed myself that those long edgy cliff-meshes can easily look artificial if you do not place them well, preferably well buried and rotated to fit the slope of the mountain. And it would also be good to know what changes or additions you would like to see so you feel well with the idea of these rocks being used, if at all.
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Re: Schist Rocks

Postby Praedator » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:57 pm

I like the new shist stones, looks great! I think it will look cool in great numbers as well. I get an error opening the older stones though.

That scenery is very nice too, I like the postery style.

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Re: Schist Rocks

Postby Scamp » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:57 pm

I was already thinking the other day we needed some ruggier rock formations for our massive mountains (especially when I was building Snowhawk Peak, though it was ok at this height)

Those will prove incredibly useful in steep areas. Thanks, Worsas!
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Re: Schist Rocks

Postby Worsas » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:04 pm

A little bit progress:
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Re: Rocks

Postby Scamp » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:54 am

I love picture #2.
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Re: Rocks

Postby Worsas » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:43 pm

An attempt at combining old and new cliffs.

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