APRIL 2016 - WIP - "The nursery" Background blitz competition entry.
So ive entered a small competition on an adventure game forum that I am a member of. The brief is to create a background or location that could feature in an adventure game. The only real rule is that it must be in some way based on the theme : "The nursery"
As usual I coud'nt help myself and went dark and creepy, but why not! The competition ends on the 1st May so Ive still got time yet. Ive got the scene blocked in, camera angle set, lighting sorted and the main composition modelled and textured. The idea is there is a shadow of the baby but no baby in the cot......
Hoping to go mental with cobwebs and a few toys on the ground and in the shadows but not too much more as I don't want to distract from the scary bit. Also got the mobile to finish.
I also want to add that this was a great way to test out the Cycles Material Vault by Reynate Martinez that I bought recently. Some of the textures in this scene are derived from it (although ive tweaked them a bit) I can't reccomend this enough if you are serious about Blender. It gives you a great selection of materials that you can add to your scene and use them straight out of the box, or tweak and change them till your hearts content. Its also great for learning how to make your own materials and how they work as you can go into each materials node setups and study/add to/tweak them. The CMV also comes with a lot of extras and Reynate has really worked hard to make this an amazing package.
Go get it here : http://www.cyclesmaterialvault.com/
Anyway, back to my WIP , here is the rough dialogue to set the scene :
"The old Leary place?! Why the hell are you going up there?!" . "I need some old documents that I think will help my investigation, I heard they lefte everything in there when it was abandoned" . "And you know why it was abandoned ,don't you? " . "nope..." . "it was home to The Leary Family in the 30's , they had already had 4 kids when they unexpectedly had another, it was unplanned but they decided to keep it. There wasn't much space left in the house but they managed to clear out an old room and turn it into a nursery. The story goes, that as soon as that baby was born, darkness descended upon the house. The Learys were convince that the baby was posessed. One day, they lost the plot and smothered it to death in its cot, then they went out into the forest and hung themselves. The Bodys of the other children were never found. The officers conducting the investigation found the house so disturbing that they recovered the babys body and left instantly. Nobody has never been back there" . "yeh ok, enough of your silly ghost storys, im going up tonight. And besides, even if theres any truth to your story, Its old documents and files Im looking for. I wont be going anywhere near the nursery. If they are still in the house, they are bound to be in the attic..."
And some WIP's