The assignment this week was to try to jump into Unity by recreating a scene from a movie in 3D. I decided to go with the forest from Princess Mononoke, which looks something like this:
This was a challenging assignment for me, probably because “recreating” something meant that no matter what I made it would be far from perfect. This is especially frustrating for a scene as beautiful as the one that I picked.
There were a lot of things I didn’t know how to do, like change the size of the entire area, create lightbeams, and adjust the terrain on a micro level.
Another difficult part was in trying to make these guys:
I ended up making a bunch of white glowing spheres, but I didn’t know how to mass place them semi-randomly around the terrain. I’m sure this could be easily done with code, but I didn’t get into that this week.
Anyway, you can try it here. Only works in Safari and Firefox.