Hi there! Since my last update I've made some more progress on my work. I've started work on completing all the background buildings the animation needs as well as the Sweet Apple Acres portions.
Background Buildings (Rough WIP)
These are are all super early versions, just to show what I am currently working on. This should also give you a fair idea of what you'll be seeing in the Ponville Generic pack that'll be released alongside Carousel Boutique, Fluttershy's Cottage, and Sweet Apple Acres.
This building still needs a little smaller details, such as window pains, stairs, etc.
This one also needs a lot of its smaller details. (doors, windows, etc)
This building is more or less complete, just needs details on its backside.
Same as the others, has the core parts, needs the smaller details.
The earliest of all them, still needs a roof among other things.
Sweet Apple Acres (Rough WIP)
These too are pretty early and partly experimental. The final group of models will include the barn model and a bunch of misc. scenery and props that belong to the area.
Early version of the ground base for the barn.
Just some quick experimenting with various hill models and the barn to see how I'm going to make everything. Keep in mind, none of these are textured or have trees and other details yet (except the one in the back).
This part of the project is a little tricky in that there are a lot of different ways I could do this. I'm thinking the best way to do it is to have a separate model for each hill, then in Source Filmmaker you can arrange them as you see fit. This may look a tiny bit strange, but with more hills and actual textures, it'll look better. This way will make it easier to texture and allow you to use the hills in different ways and as different backgrounds that may not have anything to do with Sweet Apple Acres.
I'm pretty much trying to blend these two references, as the hills to the right of the barn are completely different in these two parts.
I still have work left, but I am super close to being finished, meaning the animation will be soon ready for release, which also means I'll be releasing all these models for y'all to use. When I'm finished with what you see here, I'll be finished with everything and it'll just be a matter of getting everything working in SFM.As always, feel free to comment and leave any suggestions!~Discopears