Spent half of last week doing this rainforest from southestern Brazil, it started as just trees bordering a map but then I decided to see how a forest interior would look in it, I’m already happy with how this turned out but by next weekend I’m planning to shoot more reference plants and more kinds of leaves and trunks.
Done the models in Speedtree, 3 kinds of leaf textures that I used were from Paramecijs, falling leaves blueprint and grass prop at the forest border were by Philipp Nasahl.
Keep in mind I’m by no means a professional artist, but am a biologist and nature photographer
Environment in motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cFumFOQrQ
A few more screens on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/techscreens/sets/72157652266207045/
And couple with a less realistic atmosphere