Even I refrain from saying "we" sometimes because the word "we" seams to be used to much these days. :P
Red mountain sculpt is done and baked down to 14 meshes, ranging from 512 to 2048.
Heres a real time render.
I'll upload more pics tomorrow (if i remember)
Its *sniff* BEAUTIFUL!
Single most important and best piece of work on this entire site.
Have my babies, Rav.
Ravanna makes these models to pull in the girls...
Do you mind if I kill myself over the shear awesome-ness? ;) So how's Dagoth Ur (ruin) going to look?
If that's real time render... just wow. Nice job man.
it looks better then I imagined :')
I must pee on the bed for comfort now. Amazing work!
Amazing texture, but about it's shape i always thought more about flat, shield_volcano than "mountain" one.
If it have foyadas unlikely it can be stratovolcano.
Alysander; there are many instances in the Elder Scrolls universe where Red Mountain is noted for being the tallest, or second tallest mountain in all of Tamriel. Considering how massive the Throat of the World was, it is safe to say that Red Mountain will be equally, if not more imposing.
.... This is beautiful!
@Tajnarasha: I am speaking not about it's height, but about it's slope compared to slope of island itself. If it will be mountain-like stratovolcano i think it will be some complications:1) Geology: Where will begin foyadas (they cannot be like mountain river, they like lowland river)?
2) Work/Map design: I am not sure, but is it possible to climb it over without serpantin or spiral road (that would be completely different to MW)?
3) Conservatism: It will not look like MW Red Mountain.
4) IMHO: I think Red Mountain of third era should be smaller than Red Mountain of Dragonborn due to new eruption.
Sooo when is this going to added to the game?
Mount St. Helens was smaller after its eruption. And if Red Mountain were the slope/shape of a shield volcano, it would take up the majority of the island in order to achieve the desired height.
Also: The Red Mountain has been stated to be the tallest mountain in Tamriel since at least Morrowind and Skyrim has set a precedent as to how high that should be.
Also: can you please explain the difference between "conservatism" and lore-accuracy? I don't mean to sound hostile (and apologize if I sound so), but I am genuinely curious.
I cannot speak about specifics of the model itself since I am not the brilliant mind who poured hours of work into it, but I do know for a fact that no volcano gets bigger after an eruption event. It's quite the opposite - a large mass (we're talking thousands of tons of rock) of the mountain is blown up in the air, and fall as ash an debris. Look at Mt. Saint Helens before and after it exploded for example - a violent eruption like the Red Year will always result in the volcano losing some of it's height, not the opposite.
Regarding the point about conservatism, refer to my point regarding the height of the mountain. Red Mountain in Morrowind was neither an imposing, atmospheric or accurate depiction of the volcano. This is a drastic improvement over the original, and Ravanna's best work to date.
Lastly this has been in the works, as you can see from the OP of the thread, for quite some time. Modeling takes a huge amount of time and is incredibly difficult to get right. If you had any issues with how the mountain was going to be interpreted you should have stated your opinion before the model was already baking.
I think it looks amazing and epic and end game worthy. There is nothing that could or should be changed on this model.
@alysander- When a model is done, it is done. Deal with it or leave. It is insulting and infuriating to see you repeatedly assert that a 3D artists change a model after it is complete. Say nice job or nothing. If you can't tell whether a model is complete, then side with caution and don't post.
Would not want to offend, insult or infuriate anyone, i just express an opinion and seeking response ideas.Of course I understand that modeling is long/hard work. But i cannot understand that reaction.
I only hope potential complications will be organically solved through height edit of landscape and/or scaling.
> it would take up the majority of the island
I think it's related island and volcano.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritiushttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piton_de_la_Fournaise
> difference ... "conservatism" and lore-accuracy
= I am not sure about wording, because sentence was more about game, than lore itself.
@alysander you're about a year late to the party. We have planned, researched and discussed this stuff at length for a while. Of course its not original MW red mountain, can you tell?
*is it just me or did this seem obvious*
In my opinion this is a perfect Red Mountain. The Dunmer describe Red Mountain being "The Gate to Hell". Imagine this surrounded by the Ghostfence, crawling with ash creatures, and littered with war torn Dwemer ruins. I say awesome work, and this fits the description of the Red Mountain Region.
Morrowind shorts.... your videos are awesome!!
are they? ill check them out!
they are awesome!, totally subscribing
Lol, for some reason my comment got deleted? I just wanted to add that Red Mountain is beyond nature, since not many volcanoes on Earth were formed by a heart of a god falling from the skies :P
This Red Mountain is looking amazing and making it a shield volcano would take away most of it's beauty. Nothing should be changed, and there are no flowing foyadas in Morrowind anyway, only ones that already cooled down after eruptions in the past.
Yeah exactly - can't wait to see it in game, I bet it'll look phenomenal!
i dont know how u have accomplished that smoke but very nice. the karma thing dont work for me. but u get one here from me :)
Well do you know why Dagath Ur never left Red Mountain? Because he liked so much Ravanna's work that he wanted to live there.
Jokes aside, i think its a marvelous thing i mean it really adds an "epic scenery" before the final battle, and who in the hell won't want to see this in game?
Yeah I don't understand why some people are complaining. Red Mountain needed to look epic and imposing, and that's exactly what Ravanna has done. Great job rav!
I understand where the people stating the mountain looks off from volcanos are coming from, but there's a lot of evidence in the real world pointing to this being a fairly realistic interpretation.
A photo of the volcano Mount
Kazbek in Georgia (the country):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Georgianroad.jpg
Looks pretty close to the view HappyChappy posted from Caldera I'd say. If the postcard picture was from the village you see in the background it'd look a lot closer (except for the smaller mountain in front of it).
Also if you look up how central peaks look in impact craters (Tycho on the moon or Mount Sharp that Curiosity is currently rovering towards/around), it also looks pretty spot on.
And that last render on 3/5 looks great. Can't wait to see how the Dwemer citadels look on/in that!
The Throat of the World aint got SHIT on our Red Mountain Damn well done team
Red mountain looks fantastic :D
Just one thing though- the plume seems to move a little fast, which might be distracting in-game.
Perhaps you guys could slow it down to a crawl? it might look even more menacing that way ;)
it will be in game, dont worry your head about it ^_^
Awesome :3 I cant wait to see it in-game!
It would be nothing short of remarkable if what somechump said was possible; to look up at red mountain at the end of the game, at the swirling cloud of death covering the entire island, and then remember how calm and dormant it looked when you got of the boat.. Incredible :D