Swedish Highlands UE5

Video I made showcasing the environment, added some audio to help sell the atmosphere

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Swedish Highlands UE5

I recently went on a camping trip to Sweden. While there we did a 3 day hike in the Swedish highlands. With this project I tried to recreate the feeling and general atmosphere I felt there. Trees with only a few green branches battered by the constant winds and long winters looked gnarly, as if hundreds of years old yet they were only a few meters tall. The ground though looking a dark green from a distance, was surprisingly colorful from up close. Orange and white mosses, bushes with purple and reddish leaves, and a constant buzz of insects. It's clear that summer doesn't last long here, which made it feel extra precious.

Besides this, I also had the personal goal to be more loose in the way I approach the scene and focus mainly on the general composition and colors. The quality of the individual assets was secondary on this project - and I went back to some older projects to grab relevant assets like some of the foliage and tiling textures that I could use. I felt like to really convey the feeling I was aiming for, I needed a short video with some audio as still images didn't really do this for me.

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