David Kamunyu — Independent video game developer based in Nairobi, Kenya

3D Terrain Studies

These were 3D terrain studies I made to study the new Eevee render engine in Blender 2.8x+.

Standing at 5,199 m (17,057 ft), this is the second highest point in Africa. Mt. Kenya was the focus of this terrain study.

This mighty mountain was formed by the opening of the East African Rift.

There are said to be 11 small glaciers, studied to be thousands of years old. However due to ongoing climate change, it is estimated that this mountain will loose the last of its ice by 2050, with little chance that it will ever reform.

The tallest mountain in Africa (4,900 metres (16,100 ft) high from its plateau base), and the tallest free standing mountain in the world (5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level). This study was on Tanzania's Kilimanjaro.

This giant sports three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again.

Aged at approximately two and a half million years, the Ngorongoro Crater was formed when a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself, creating a crater that is about 610 metres deep and 260 kilometres squared.

Before the eruption, it was theorised to stand at around the same height as Kilimanjaro.

Now a conservation area, the crater is also famous as a prehistoric site; fossils found in the location being estimated as some of the earliest known evidence of the human species.

It is recognised as one of the Sevens Natural Wonders of Africa and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Danakil Depression, part of the Afar Triangle/Depression, is a geological depression which formed as a result of 3 tectonic plates moving away from each other near the Horn of Africa.

Located in Ethiopia near the Eritrean-Ethiopian border, the Danakil Depression lies 125m below sea level. The Red Sea is held at bay (pun sort of intended) by the Danakil Alps in the East.

Sometimes called the cradle of humanity, this is where the Australopithecus fossil "Lucy", which has been dated at 3.2 million years old, was located, in addition to other fossils.

The Danakil Depression is one of (if not) the hottest places on Earth (in terms of year long average temperatures) at around 35°C.

Bordering two countries (Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south) the Mosi oa-Tunya is (arguably) the largest waterfall in the world in term of dimensions and water volume. The volume, is of course, dependant on the weather.

The waterfall is fed by the mighty Zambezi river. As a result of the waterfall's spray, a rainbow is not at all uncommon, however, during an especially bright night, there can even be a lunar rainbow.

Part of the Seven natural wonders of the world, the Mosi oa-Tunya also has a rain forest, and again, as a result of the spray (which can be seen up to 20 km away), there is constant rain around the area which nourishes the flora (and the fauna I'd guess)