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Author Archives: Jaya

Inhabitant of The Great Tree

The Great Tree is not completely great without its living inhabitants dwelling on it. It has become a sweet home for many sculplings. Here is one sketch of a sculpling species being playful.
Monkey Sculpling

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Great Tree: Final

The model for Great Tree is finalized! This will serve as the first stage in our upcoming game. We will move on to applying textures next.

Stage 1 3D Model

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Sketch: Great Tree Residential Buildings

Here are some variations for residential houses which will sit within the branches and twigs of the Great Tree. We imagined how a single sculpling, duo sculplings or even a family of sculplings would love to reside in. Each sculpling occupies what it needs so that none of them will have too much or too few.

Sculpling House Sketches

by Jaya and Alvin. Copyright 2012 Oluss Studio. All Rights Reserved.

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Sketch: Details of The Great Tree

We further develop our Great Tree level by adding more details and variations. The first step we took was to take each level as a ‘village on an island’. This being said, every level has to have its own natural landscapes, body of water and food source to support any living creature within. Once it is considered habitable, we build dwellings on top of it and provide various types of buildings to give an indication of society living within these dwellings.

The most fun part is to create variants of buildings for different functions based on a single type of design. For this level, since most of its inhabitants are bird-like sculplings, we decided to design the buildings resembling bird houses in real life. We then create its variants by putting them together to make a gathering hall at the top, small and large residents throughout and industrial buildings such as granary and mine.

We purposely keep the image big so that you can enjoy the details of each part.

 

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What Is A Sculpling?

Some of you might wonder what a sculpling is. A sculpling is a creature consisting mainly of a single piece of sculpted wood. In every piece of a sculpling, lies its heartwood. This is the essence of every sculpling. It has strength that affects other pieces of sculpted wood just like a piece of magnet affects other metals.

Every sculpling has different capabilities, which differs based on the strength of its own heartwood. Some could control bigger parts, while others could control smaller but more parts.

Take a look at a human sculpling below called Schonopoly. At infancy, it only has one piece as its head. As it grows up, it could control more parts to be its head accesories and pants. It then soon found a nice pair of spherical wood pieces to be its hands. As it lives its life, it happened to find bigger piece of accessories that it fancies and therefore taking them close to it.

Sculpling's Life Cycle

Schonopoly: from Baby to Adult - by Jaya & Oluss. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

 

Hope this could get you knowing this unique creature a little bit more.

 

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