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3D grass in forest
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:16:48 am »

Another batch of screenshots with 3D grass, from forest and around the rocks. Grass now inherits the ambient light inside the woods and also accounts for terrain displacement so it can correctly render on rocky displaced terrain.



With several optimizations 3D grass now renders 3x that fast as initially, now taking 4ms from the frame time. There are several more optimizations to be done, so it's not the final number yet. Other things to do:
  • short grass should use a slightly different geometry, that will make it look denser with the same performance footprint
  • blades still don't bend how they should
  • tweak the ambient light levels on the ground under the grass









It already blends with the distant bumpy terrain too. The transition works quite good, but I want to make a couple of tweaks to it, once I get the blade bending right.



*Added another with a lighted patch of grass


« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 06:25:24 am by cameni »
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 06:23:51 am »

That's a amazing update Cameni! Looks really great. Can't wait to test the new grass. ;)

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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 06:36:41 am »

That's a amazing update Cameni! Looks really great. Can't wait to test the new grass. ;)

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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 07:06:51 am »

Outerra really needs 3D trees now, because with a such nice looking grass, it hurts my eyes :)
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 07:28:20 am »

Wow, now we need 3D trees :D
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 09:29:56 am »

Just been looking at these pics with brightness/contrast adjustments. The way the grass interacts with the displaced terrain is amazing! It adds a great deal of interest to the scene.

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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 09:35:09 am »

Now all we need is for someone to make a grazing class of animal which trims the grass from medium to short. Or, a lawnmower. Sheep are cooler though.

Lawnmowing Simulator 2013, go! :P
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 12:15:22 pm »

Wow cameni, i love how the grass is integrated in the environment. It looks so natural and even more when you take a closer look.

Oh i can´t wait to see this working on my PC!!!;)
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 01:02:01 pm »

If the grass can grow.. Does that mean we have to/can mow it?

Mowing Simulator 2012?
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 05:24:31 pm »

If the grass can grow.. Does that mean we have to/can mow it?

Mowing Simulator 2012?

I'd still buy it.  ;D
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 05:54:01 pm »

This looks awesome. This game already looks good with just grass and cardboard trees, I can't wait to see how the flora will look in a few months!
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 04:49:41 am »

Absolute Awesome! :D
I'd like to know if tall grass will be waveing in wind?
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 12:42:52 pm »

Would it be developed only in full version?
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 01:00:31 pm »

I'd like to know if tall grass will be waveing in wind?
It will, but not in the initial version yet.

Would it be developed only in full version?
Once finished, it should come to the demo version as well. During the work in progress phase it will be available only in the full version.
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Re: 3D grass in forest
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 04:17:45 pm »

The grass already looks almost real!

I'm really looking forward to this update!   :D
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