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Author Topic: Suggestions on grass  (Read 1411 times)

Suggestions on grass
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:44:59 pm »
March 11, 2011, 10:44:59 pm
Any suggestion on how to render a fine looking grass?

Aaron

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Re: Suggestions on grass
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 11:22:45 pm »
March 11, 2011, 11:22:45 pm
Atm thats a tricky subject.
There is the speedgrass included as a single version patch in the demo (with many more in the full version) but this only produces wild-grass variants. The texture resolution is also kind of limited so for close-ups or lawns this is not very well suited.
There have been ideas around to allow for more options but right now, if you want a really good looking grass (as far as mesh based grass will allow for as opposed to displacement grass) you'll have 2 choices:

-Create high-res textures of grass, map them on crossplane-meshes including alpha and import these.
-Create geometry based grassmeshes and import those.

Needless to say the geometry variant will consume tons of polygons and, unless you need it on a very limited area, this is probably the ideal way to kill your memory with great speed.