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Ridiculously High-Polygon Grass


This is the same original mesh as Barbell's Grass, but I made a few changes to it.

The most prominent change is that I gave the grass dimension, such that it is visible (correctly) from every angle, including top and bottom. Barbell's is just a straight port of the grass mesh, which consists of widthless one-sided planes. This means that it is visible (correctly) ONLY from the front - all other angles see it as either invisible or see it incorrectly.

Beyond that, I made a few modifications to the structure, and have two separate props.

Grass_block is the same circular mesh that Barbell released, but cut into a square box, so that it can be easily clipped together in a gridlike fashion.

Grass_128x128 is a (roughly) 128x128 grouping of Grass_block, put together in a single model. This is a quarter the size of the terrain prop I released, which is 256x256.

This grass mesh is not rigged. I played with it (and compared it to Barbell's), but I could not get the deformation to look good. I was only able to get the same sort of deformation as Barbell's, which in my opinion, it's just better off without.

The grass mesh is compiled as a static prop, meaning it can be used as a prop_static in a map. So if any mappers want to use it, feel free to.

Be aware that this grass is, as the name states, ridiculously high-polygon. Grass_block is about 16,000 triangles, and Grass_128x128 is just over 202,000 triangles.

However, it fully supports ambient occlusion and what-not, so I think I can safely say this will be the sexiest grass you have ever had installed in your Source Filmmaker.



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ComradeXSnarky posted 4 years ago


It looks like it's actually growing out of the soil in the picture, nice job!

samork posted 4 years ago

It's too good.... How much????

SuperficialSerpent posted 4 years ago


Damn good job. I'm impressed.

agarno22 posted 4 years ago

But what would a 1 million triangles look like on a model? :thinking:

Deleted posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Grass_128 x 128 is black and purple checkerboarded.

Sonario648 posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Nevermind, it's visible. Seems I just had to reload sfm

Sonario648 posted 1 year, 2 months ago

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