Guys! We need "Favorites" tab here on 80.lv
My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
Grab a free scene from Martin Teichmann – an environment modeler, who worked on Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
A while ago, Martin Teichmann was working on a very interesting Unreal Engine 4 study. He created a very neat environment, which featured beautiful misty landscapes, inspired by Firewatch, The Witness and Bastien Grivet work. Martin Elsaesser helped a lot during the production of this scene.
The environment uses a mix of various techniques. You’ve got beautiful stylized landscapes done with Maya (low poly), some typical Unreal shaders. There’s also some wonderful work with fog and lighting involved and some Photoshop trickery. Particle effects and birds used in that scene are from multiple free Epic projects. Overall, it took about a month in total to develop this scene.
The greatest part is that you can actually download this project for free. Somehow we’ve missed this release, but not want to correct ourselves and bring this information to you guys. Feel free to use these assets in your personal projects. Please contact me if you like to use the asset for commercial projects.