[arcade week 1] Princess Mononoke Forest

Screenshot 2016-02-04 14.03.47

(Try walking around in the forest here.)

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.

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