These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Rocks are everywhere in video games. They sit by roads, roll around as debris, make up whole rooms, or even sometimes star in their own games—they're pretty important! So really, it's no wonder there's a whole, pages-long forum thread dedicated to crafting and sharing the prettiest 3D rocks.

The thread, titled "Rawk - Post any rocks you make here!" was started back in September 2013 by 3D artist Hayden Wu over at the Polycount forums. Wu immediately posted a few of his own creations (like the cliffs you see above). Since then, artists have been constantly contributing new rocks, and the thread is active to this day.

Why don't we check out some more? For starters, here's a single rock from Wu:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

A "quick rock study" by timspanjer:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

A rather magnificent-looking, somewhat dungeonesque wall from Bardler:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

A rock wall courtesy of Meteorkid:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Coots7's rock kinda reminds me of soul shards from The Elder Scrolls:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Boyo's rock ball shows off its very nicely detailed rock texture:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

And speaking of rock balls, here's a few made by Rogelio Olguin, who currently works at The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Oniram contributed a very realistic-looking rock cube:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Hatred shared a mossy rock wall, and a boulder in its natural environment:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Sayoend showed off how his rocks held up an entire stone fort:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Here's a ridiculously detailed rock texture from CDeniz:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Bartalon's rock has a few copper deposits you could mine:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

Tristamus' sturdy bridge was built using some nice brown bricks:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

And finally, a pair of Rockti from Seforin, a plant which will be featured in the upcoming multiplayer shooter, Firefall:

These Virtual Rocks Look Damn Good

There's a lot more rocks to be seen over at the Polycount thread, so head there if you're still craving for some pretty rocks.

Rawk - Post any rocks you make here! [Polycount Forum]

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