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Hoiho Landscapes

One project at the studio is focused on the wildlife of New Zealand so I was tasked with making the locations in Unity with their terrain tools and custom nature assets. Things are a bit stylized because we target WebGL for our games.

The yellow-eyed penguins of New Zealand hike miles every day to catch food for their offspring who stay back home at the nest.

The yellow-eyed penguins of New Zealand hike miles every day to catch food for their offspring who stay back home at the nest.

The beaches where the penguins feed can be sandy or rocky cliffs.  They eat their fill every morning and then hike back home.

The beaches where the penguins feed can be sandy or rocky cliffs. They eat their fill every morning and then hike back home.

They nest far inland in dense shrubbery and forest areas.

They nest far inland in dense shrubbery and forest areas.

My New Zealand foliage assets.  Still working out how to get some of the bushes to be lit well.  Was hoping to get away with the 2-sided material but all the back faces render very dark.

My New Zealand foliage assets. Still working out how to get some of the bushes to be lit well. Was hoping to get away with the 2-sided material but all the back faces render very dark.