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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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Staying Grounded

First things first. Let’s stay on terra firma for a little bit and look at ways we can manipulate our digital surroundings. In these initial projects, you will be working with Standard Terrains, adding materials, and going farther into EcoSystems and their more innovative controls.

For the first projects, we will create a large landscape. Much of the work involves sizing elements—and I’m not talking about just the terrains themselves. To get the general feel of scale, all elements within the scene must work together to create the illusion of size. Look at what you did in the first chapter. As the size of the trees in the foreground was reduced, the scale of the mountain became greater. This is what you need to consider as you ...

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