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Offline bobbystahr

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Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:11:43 PM »
Or in fact any tree that uses the same maps/ Just merge or replace  these with the existing maps till you get what you need.
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Offline Kevin F

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:42:39 PM »
Thanks Bobby!

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:56:07 PM »
Thanks Bobby!

You're welcome. I added a render with the snow default shader at ADD and .75
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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 04:57:54 PM »
Thanks bobby!

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 05:30:18 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 05:31:15 PM »
Thanks bobby!

My pleasure...I think I made them way back when tg first came out and never thought they may be useful for others, but it's winter here and well....there y go
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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 05:31:46 PM »
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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 04:21:06 AM »
A free tree!  Did you model this Bobby?  Looks great!  I love fir trees, especially the Subalpine Fir, the Noble Fir, and the Blue Cone Korean Fir.  ;)

Thanks Bobby!

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 05:00:10 AM »
A free tree!  Did you model this Bobby?  Looks great!  I love fir trees, especially the Subalpine Fir, the Noble Fir, and the Blue Cone Korean Fir.  ;)

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This is the fairl low poly XFROG one in the downloadables at planetside; 5 species 3 ages of each
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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 06:02:11 AM »
What you can also do is paint in some more snow in the alpha, and add a small scale subtle bumpmap.
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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 09:56:55 AM »
Ta!

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 05:28:01 AM »
Cool!  I'll be sure to use these techniques when I get to trees & populations.  I have always struggled with snowy looking trees, so these tips are great!

Check out this amazing snowy scene:  http://www.nwdastore.com/wp-content/gallery/gallery/10269263_1498557417031331_3346961511361719887_o.jpg

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Re: Snow maps for the Free Grand Fir tree
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 06:41:57 AM »
That's a really nice work indeed. If you can work in external modeling software, you can take a tree and model some blobs of snow on the larger branches, as an extra object, or integrated with the tree object. When populating, the blobs go with it of course if integrated, else distribute with exactly the same parameters (seed!). I tried that and it works well. Then of course use a 'whitener/snow shadermix' for snow on the actual branches and needles too.
Unfortunately you can't  populate random blobs of snow sitting randomly on a pop of trees (yet).
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