In your history of video games, you’ve probably seen millions of assets you might not have thought much about. However, have you ever thought about all the work that goes into making them? For those of us that have, Sony has recently released a video documenting the creation of one such asset, a giant turret, in Planetside 2.
The video explores the creation of the gun from 2D concept art to finished 3D model, and contains commentary by the game’s Senior Artist, Roel Jovellano. You’ll get to see how small changes, such decals and minor color tweaks, can make the model stand out a lot more than it would otherwise. With the commentary, you’ll also get to hear about the reasoning to these changes, and how it effects the viewer’s perception of the object.
You can watch the video after the break.