How did you find out about us?: In the Lord of The Rings mod community you guy’s are well known. Players there notified me of Ardacraft and that I should check it out.
How old are you?: 15-18
Where are you from?: Netherlands
Are you in our Discord? Do you understand that you must have Discord running at all times when at your computer, and that you must check the forums every few days?: I have Discord running most of the time, and I am willing to check the forums every few days. When I am busy with schoolwork however I will have Discord closed.
Why do you want to help with this project?: I like Minecraft but more so Tolkiens works. I hope to contribute to this amazing project and help realise the world tolkien made. I also hope to learn a lot during my time on ardacraft. Specifically, to improve my terraforming and my knowledge of geology
Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: I have read the Dutch version of LOTR, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and the lost tales. In the future I hope to read the english verions of them all as well as HOME.
Portfolio: Portofolio - Album on Imgur
Scene 1: scene one is a limestone cave that I made. It contains some Speleothem that where formed because water transported some of the Calcium Carbonate in the limstone. This eventually builds up and begins to form the striking features. The cave would mostly be formed by water eroding away the limestone collapsing parts of the stone creating the empty space. My cave still has a pillar at the entrence but that will probably be eroded in time as well.
Scene 2: scene 2 my attempt at recreating high force waterfall in England. In real life it consists out of 3 layers: a top layer of dolerite under that sandstone and then a layer of limestone. I did not find a block of sandstone that would fit in between Andesite (Which I used for the Dolerite) and the chist that I used to represent the limestone(I chose chist because the limestone in real life has a blue-greyish tint to it, and there where no other limestones I found to fit this closely). The waterfall is formed because the limestone underneath the hard dolerite erodes much quicker. Over time the waterfall will retreat upstream because erosion will eat away the limestone causing the dolerite to collapse.
Scene 3: My third scene is a beach that I made. I decided to make it out of mostly layers so I could make shoals. These arise because of waves depositing sand that they pick up coming closer to the shore. I added some layers of sand with vegetation to represent the seaweed and layers with gravel to represent seashells. In the back I tried to make some small dunes but I ran into size issues so those are not as well represented.
sorry for the many plots, I should have probably built smaller
Are there any types of landscapes you are particularly interested in building? For example, coasts, forests, mountains, etc.: I would like to particularly make mountains and basically anything that has to do with water other then the sea.
Other relevant skills: I have a decent knowledge over Blender and concepts around 3d workflow meshes, heightmaps, normal maps. Working with blender also taught me how to work with a node-based program, so I would be familiar when working with other software. I also know basics of programming and trying to learn html/CSS right now, in the future hopefully C#
some of my renders: Imgur: The magic of the Internet