I have this project in the WIP section of the forum I am not intending for the double post. I would just like serious critique on this. I can provide the .blend upon request and with an email to send a .zip to. I don’t have internet at home only my cell phone.
My previous works can be seen at www.twisteddesigns3d.webs.com. Not all of my works can be found there but a vast majority of them can be. I have been slowly learning and using blender for about 7 years.
My intentions with this project are to showcase the 4 seasons; Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. I will be animating, to the best of my abilities, the transition between them. Grass will wither and die, snow will fall. Rain will come and snow will melt away. Flowers will bloom, grass and leaves will grow, completing the cycle.
I would like to keep this entirely within blender and cycles. I have had to improvise a few things already, such as shaders and how I did the background sky. I attempted to use the sapling plugin for the tree but did not like the results that I was getting for the tree. I hand modeled the tree and used a particle system for the leaves. The generous people in the WIP thread helped me get the results I have. I still feel that I can push this even further. I have had no part with the Nature AcademSpecs was created by me 100% with the exception of textures that I got from cgtextures.com. I have had no referance images for this. Was created from my head and with a few critiques from the blender community.
As far flaws that I have noticed and I do not like.
The leaves on the Tree.
I do not like how they are spread. I have even used weight painting to try to improve with no avail.
The grass is a tad sparse for me towards the camera.
I feel that there should be more to the background but it has to be static so I can keep the poly count down for render times.
My Pc Specs:
Asus Sabertooth 990 Fx Motherboard
AMD FX-8120 3.1 Ghz 8 core cpu O.C.'d to 3.88 Ghz
Corsair 16 Gb 1866 DDR3 Ram
MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 1 Gb DDR5 video card (Dual)
Western Digital Green 500gb sata6Gb HD
Seagate barracuda 1 Tb sata6gb HD
Asus 21" Monitor (Dual)
All air cooled in a thermaltake spedo advanced case.
Thank You to all in advance!