Tristan Meere allowed us to repost his breakdown of some of the techniques that he used while he was working on Zero Leagues environment.
The artist explained the moss that is based on a breakdown that Naughty Dog did on their moss shader for Uncharted 4. “The shader tries to move accurately represent the surface of moss using microfiber shading, AO fresnel, light wrapping, and other techniques. Ultimately it is missing a fuzzy BRDF but that proved to be beyond the scope of what I wanted to accomplish with the shader,” states the artist.
Let’s study the breakdown below:
Here are some final shots:
The breakdown was originally published on ArtStation.