ROLE: 3D Modelling, Texturing
CLIENT: Lux / Sakura
CD: Adrian Belina
PRODUCER: Greg Benedetto
I was hired by JAM3 to create Cherry Blossom tree models & work with their developers to determine the workflow and implement the models.
The site’s release was for a Japanese client and timed with the annual blossoming — highly regarded in Japanese culture. Thanks to Jam3’s efforts, Sakura was featured on many major sites including FastCo and PSFK.
The site used the user’s current geo-location and lined google streetview images with an colourful world of Cherry Blossom trees.
Tree Variations & Modelling Process:
The primary goal was to create a realistic tree with the least amount of polygons — since the site will become choppy as more polys are required. Ideally a realistic tree would be modeled with 50k – 200k polys. We balanced realistic looks and technical requirements and built most with only 3k-6k polys.
Falling Petal Asset: