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Join Seabreeze on an epic adventure around a tree!
... well, it is neither epic nor adventure, but it is definitely around a tree so there is that.
Move the mouse to change the viewing angle.
Right-click menu has some additional options, like abillity to disable the shadows and the post-processing which should help on slower machines.
If nothing is visible except for a black screen, your graphics card might not be supported.
Also apparently the Flash plugin might stop responding on Chrome, but clicking the Collapse button and then Expand seems to fix the problem.
Oh, and a fair warning: this requires a fairly powerful graphics card to run smoothly.
As long as I remember I always wanted to do something with 3D in Flash, and finally I found an idea that I could use to start my journey into the world of 3D engines.
The whole thing took around 4 months to make from scratch, with 2 of them being used to make Seabreeze in 3ds Max.
I am not entirely happy with the way he turned out, especially the head which I feel is a bit creepy... also, I messed up the modeling process and in the end could not put up his bodysuit on him. Maybe I will comeback to it someday.
The animation uses Away3D engine and some of the cooler things I managed to do with are:
- dynamic animation modifications (Seabreeze turns his head around to look at the viewer, which took a lot of time, research and trial and error to make)
- fake volumetric lighting ("god rays")
Additionally, the background image has been created from scratch in 3Ds Max (note the clouds - it is not a photo) and rendered with VRay (final image took around 9 hours to render).