WHAT IS THIS PACKAGE?
This package of 3d nature models, designed to be useful for 3d marsh/swamp/coastal scenes or fields/meadow landscapes, is one that I'm still actively developing with free updates.
I first released this on November 20th, 2018, with a brand new patch update at the start of February 2019 and a few minor further updates since then. This package includes various meshes all in both .FBX and .OBJ formats, with related texture maps (.PNG and .JPG, generally) which, at this time, total over a dozen plant variants, mossy rocks, fallen mossy branch, along with three other 'demo scene' models [a terrain, a skydome, and a water surface]
While this number of objects may seem unimpressive at first glance, recall that my originally stated long-term plan was to include 'well over 25' 3d models with textures, and that goal is arguably very nearly achieved by now.
Pricing - This is a $1.25 asset pack, so it's not huge but also certainly not expensive. But if that's not good enough, know that I will use almost any holiday as a time to enact a major sale, usually about 8-10 times per year (often including New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patricks' Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas)... so if you can show up during one of those sales, you can often find a massive bundle deal with all my paid items for around a single dollar ($1 USD) which is a pretty amazing price for thousands of texture files, decals, and overlays, hundreds of video elements and hundreds of 3d assets!
The next sale, FYI, will begin on Thanksgiving 2020.
Here's a big 1080p HD resolution version of that cover image for anyone who's curious about the original scene I put together to showcase the first ten models in the collection. The alignment of the plants isn't always logical - some flowers underwater - but this is nonetheless a good example of a typical type of scene that can be created with some of the various plant objects included in this asset pack initially when it first launched:
Note that all plants in the package are relatively low-poly and potentially suitable for use in games, not just pre-rendered art [VFX, architectural renders, cutscenes, and so on].
Initial launch contents:
-alligator weed, 2 variants
-cattails, 2 variants
-lilypad and two types of lily flowers
-several types of grass tufts
-a folder with water surface animation [.png sequence] and sky texture, terrain texture and associated meshes.
February 2019 additions - posted with Butler as of Feb. 2, 2019:
- simple low-poly rocks (variants with and without moss)
- a textured 3d bald cypress tree model.
Other items have been added since then, including new flowers, trees and shrubs. Here's one example:
NOTE: I'm making even wider ranges of trees and forest details plus many more flowers and bushes, for my other stock 3d collections "Forests & Flowers" and "Snow & Sand". My aim now, is to keep updating these so the three collections include a total of over a hundred 3d models before the end of 2020... enough to fill just about any type of nature scene you might want to make!
If you want a few sample texture maps, decals, and 3d assets, just to test and make sure my stuff will work in your software, I have a good (if small) free asset pack for that purpose. It's on the Forests & Flowers page, an extra [freeware!] download.
Notes on usage: You can, as usual with my stuff, use all of these 3d models in your own 3d renders, video VFX sequences, video game levels. You can make VFX shots and cutscenes using them. All of that, royalty-free, too, with no need to credit me. If you like this, though, I'd appreciate a comment or review here on Itch.IO.
Sales made here will also be extremely helpful in funding not only development of future stock media content but also indie games like Miniature Multiverse, which has cost a lot to develop already and still is not quite complete.
PLEASE RATE OR REVIEW IF YOU LIKE THIS:
Also, as usual, if you buy this, or anything else I'm offering here, I and everybody else browsing these pages, would appreciate it if you would please post an honest review, criticisms, suggestions and all, after buying. Reviews and star ratings and other forms of feedback like comments, are super helpful. I've sold over 30 items on Itch.IO so far but have yet to see a single complete star rating or review, just a brief happy comment on one of my first asset packs. Look, I do get that many of you would only be likely to post a response to a product that either provoked a strong negative reaction, or seemed like an 'important' or major purchase. A tiny - even forgettable - impulse-buy price, combined with a good but not outright incredible set of contents, might not seem to be worth posting a review about. But I encourage you to post one nonetheless. Positive or not, honest reviews do help others assess the value, the strengths and shortcomings of a product. So for the customers' sake, and mine, I'd really like more response to what I have here. The more this material takes off, the more I can continue to improve on it. Any review or comment wil be useful to me, so I know what I'm doing well and what still needs improvement.
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COMMENTS & REQUESTS WELCOMED:
So, yes, I hope to hear some responses from all of you. Those responses have an impact! If, for example, I'm seeing a number of people all requesting a certain type of texture, 3d object, or video VFX element I may make that a priority in later updates. So I WILL respond to your feedback as much as I reasonably can. I welcome your replies.
A BIG THANK YOU to the people who have already purchased, some of you even tipped! THANK YOU!