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We've added some new trees to Overgrowth. Click to check them out!

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I made a new Pine tree today! We already discussed our modular tree system, but we didn't have any conifers yet. Here are some pictures of the new tree:

Trees

The tree trunk uses the tiling technique I learned from those failed experiments I talked about last week, as well as a new trick: the bark texture is tiled twice horizontally around the trunk to give it a higher apparent resolution. Because you can only ever see half of the tree at once, you can never spot the tiling.

Trees

We are definitely going to need some kind of level-of-detail management in order to draw dense forests. When the trees are as far away as they are in the picture below, we could substitute a 2D imposter image for each tree without any visible change. This should work especially well with our technique for smoothing the edges of alpha-mapped plants, as we discussed earlier.

Trees

What do you think of my new tree? Are there any other interesting trees you would like to see in Overgrowth?(permalink)


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n0way
n0way - - 107 comments

Very nice :) And I like the art style in general, at least at those screenshots. Kinda warhammerish.

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany - - 2,830 comments

trees look amazing, but the last screen shot the ground texture looked a little stretched

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aerozol
aerozol - - 179 comments

The tree up close looks awesome.
Maybe some branches without foliage/ broken in some? They look a bit perfect (:

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FJS
FJS - - 839 comments

Are the trees going to be breakable?

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jeffr Author
jeffr - - 383 comments

Maybe :) We have the technology

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 - - 3,128 comments

awesome...

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 - - 692 comments

Nice pines, use some Araucárias(Monkey-puzzle Tree ) also, they're huge.

Some river and puddles should be nice too.

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archkyrie
archkyrie - - 1,134 comments

those trees are awesome, i first saw them in Burntisland, Scotland.

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Khameli
Khameli - - 130 comments

its goooooood

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nazfalas
nazfalas - - 541 comments

The first image is stunning. Never seen pine trees like this in games.
Not a hug thing, but sure adds to the atmosphere.

Any date on when we will see the first in-game characters?

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nazfalas
nazfalas - - 541 comments

Oops...I was talking about the second image, of course.

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jeffr Author
jeffr - - 383 comments

We already have some characters, but we want to finish the animation system before putting them in.

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Tharapita
Tharapita - - 235 comments

I like the rocks in the first image, they look as if they're painted on but I know they're 3D.

Also, while the trees are good. I'm curious when we'll start to see water updates, like rivers and lakes. Or have i just missed those updates?

Still, great work as usual.

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willy-wilson
willy-wilson - - 50 comments

i think some birch trees would be pretty cool...

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy - - 761 comments

I can smell the pine scent from here.

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tschery
tschery - - 179 comments

its looking eeeepppppppic

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-Kwah-
-Kwah- - - 37 comments

Say, looks awesome. Perhaps add some dynamically generated undergrowth for forests?

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myles
myles - - 854 comments

Whilst it does look nice, surely you can make more branches without massive hardware slowdowns because the tree just feels a bit empty.
I think also the wood is a light beachy, probably should be a little darker.

But it is nice,

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hate4uall
hate4uall - - 702 comments

always impressvie

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SinKing
SinKing - - 3,119 comments

I really like those Baobabs, which apparently can only be found in Africa:
Senegalesemn.com
Don't know if that fits your style, but these trees are so large you can effectively build houses on them - or in them, even.

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calmflow
calmflow - - 113 comments

Bansai.

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