In blender 3d, everything that visually difficult is actually easy in the making. Just like this tsunami effect part 1: hills landscape post. Yes guys, we’re in another tutorial series :), I hope you don’t mind :). With the help of ANT Landscape add-on and Displace modifier, we can create hills just in second.
To create a hills landscape with high poly details is take a lot of effort if you just using vertex mode that you pull one by one. There is one feature in blender 3d that need to be active first. Go to File —> User Preferences, click Addons, choose Add Mesh, and then active ANT Landscape.
How to Create Hills Landscape in Blender 2.78:
Like always, every time we want to create a new object press Shift + A, choose Mesh —> Landscape. Take a look at tool shelf ( left panel ), you will see a landscape parameter. Change subdivision = 64 and Mesh Size = 7, so the object will get bigger. Next, to add more height change its value ( example 2 ). For more other parameter details, just check picture below:
If you want to make the top of the hills is less sharp, you can add subdivision surface with view value 2.
When I create this kinda object, I like to tweak a little bit. In this case, you can transform object face to direction you want. For that you need to enter to Edit Mode ( Tab ) and active Proportional Editing ( shortcut O ). Select one or multiple faces then move ( G ) them up – down to make any changes. Careful though, you will feel your computer is heavy when working in this mode.
Want to make new faces?. Press W and choose Subdivide.
To add more details and variation on small hills we will use texture. Select hills object, click texture and choose type: distorted noise to give a random wave and contrast effect. Don’t forget to rename the texture.
Let’s play more by adding a displace modifier so we’ll have more complex object.
Here’s the result after I add simple sunlight:
Thank you so much if you read this tutorial to last part, because I know I’m not so details in instruction, but I hope the guideline in picture I provide is helpful. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss the post where I show you how to add solid texture, beach, and tsunami ocean effect. See you next time!.