Low Poly Ocean Scene
This is an unashamedly old project. I created this lowpoly ocean scene over 2 years ago, and I simply haven’t had time to create anything since. Hope you enjoy! If you’d like a copy of the project file, just let me know and I’d be happy to dig it up. I actually enjoy this style quite a bit and ended up created another project in a similar style. Follow me on Twitter if you want to know more!
The idea for this project was to essentially create a little slice of an ocean reef that only existed inside a sphere. The trick was, I didn’t want the sphere to be visible, so I used it as a Boolean to cut away the parts of the scene that I didn’t want to use.
Once everything was modeled for the lowpoly ocean scene, it was time to set to work on the textures. Below is a time-lapse video showing my work on that process.
Once the texture was complete, I added some lighting effects to mimic the caustics typically seen at the bottom of a shallow sea where most coral reefs exist.