so im working on sketching up some plans for an insane little snowtube run at a friends house that we're planning on making this winter, and as part of the planning i decided to try to make a model of the friends back yard to work with... i used this as an excuse to learn some tricks towards mastering the zsphere topology tools to basically create the entire landmass out of a single starting cube.
here's the end result :
aside from the trees and 1/2 of the plants everything was completely done using a cube and zsphere topology. The end result let me make great use of texture files to lay out the basic areas.. the whole process took about 3 hours.. the next step will be to add an overlay of snow to make the tube run and resulting snow-bowl at the bottom .. twill be an adventure
full size image here : http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/...ffdeaf8f_o.jpg
any c&c would be welcome