Edit: Thread rebuilt from the start to include more details
Note: The underlined stuff is sarcastic, the “!!!1” should have given it away but eh… yeah
“What the heck is Rock Essentials?”
If you are a listener of the Blender Guru podcast,you’ll remember him hinting on making this in a podcast made at the time he released the grass essentials.(It’s not just me, right?) so it took him about from the time the Grass Essentials released to today so that’s about 2 years he had this idea brewing on his mind, the results? Well they speak for themselves, no?
“Oh cool, another rock pack,I already have like 7, that I got for free”
Well, here’s the thing, free things are usually free because they were too low effort and poor quality to be paid, I say “usually”
because well… blender is free and great. But the thing is blender is open source and was originally made as an in house studio 3d software, it’s an exception to the norm. It costs 200+ USD for a good reason, it took 2 years worth of work.
“It’s good practice to sculpt them anyway! Photoscanning is for… feminine… people”
Funny, the people who draw instead of 3D model say the same thing about 3D art.
Well, photogrammetry is a lot of work, believe it or not but we both know that the final result is all that matters.
Now the above image is representative of what would happen if you just tried to make a rock with modifiers, you could sculpt it
Maybe if you are an NPR guy then maybe you can sculpt better than the photo scanned version.
“Wha… What!? $397 USDs! this is a disgrace to the foundations that blender started on!!!1”
That is among the dumbest things I’ve ever heard in my life, over exaggerating… maybe…
But come on, the price is a direct relation to how much effort it took to make it. Besides, the first one is… free ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
“oh yeah it’s just rocks m8 what are you gonna do with rocks im not paying 400 usd on rocks!”
It comes with mountains too apparently, and last time I tried creating a mountain it eh… didn’t go so well.
But yeah you can clearly see how realistic they look.
“why cant i just buy vue xstream or world machine then?”
You can afford these products and you are complaining about the price?
To finish off, somethings to note,
- Again, like I said last time in my poliigon thread, if you are a bad artist or you are just a beginner, this won’t suddenly make you a great artist(but it can motivate you I guess)
- You can get 3 rocks for free and then see how you like it
- According to one of the comments, this may stop being blender exclusive and he’s considering expanding to other software