A quick update on this project, over the past 2 weeks it seems like its been abandoned! But all is not lost, looking into the cobbled path I started by modelling the cobbles and duplicating instance’s of the model on a plane. After some friends seen it, Andrew Coyle introduced me to crazy bump! It did look great as you can see, but up close it seemed really flat. Alec then suggested displacement maps. Above are many trial’s but no fails just a learning curve.
Above is a quick rough layout experiment. I can finally see it coming together! Slowly but surely, next on the list is lanterns! Ryan has already modelled some so I’ll borrow his and put them on a rope connecting the buildings in the right layout, then on to the fountain signpost and vehicle.