Bascially, I want to do something like this in the video. 2D Sprites, 3D background. Would I use the 3D Box object?[/quote:3nehslg0]
The thread has gotten off track but I'm returning to the original question here
It looks to me that only the ground is a 3D plane. So yes, you can get the same effect using a 3D Box (or a series of them) for the ground to get the proper foreshortening. The players, trees, and bushes can be simple 2D sprites with 3D Z layering. No need to use a mesh at all.