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I've been working on some more techniques for grass...mainly ones that don't take so long to process and are more feasible thinking about time and budget when trying to complete a project.
This is a different project but illustrated better my new workflow. I rendered the top image with just a grass texture on the ground (it seems like if the ground undulates a bit, that the resulting shadows help create a little more realism.) Then, I created a small scattering of grass on a separate Podium file using the fur plug-in. (as seen in the last image). I then went to Photoshop, and copied this grass image (and a couple copies of it) over the grass in the whole house image. I made 2 separate copies of this new grass layer. The first one I used "screen" as the blend mode and for the second one, I used "multiply" at about 50% transparency. I think all of this layered together gives a pretty good impression of grass. Best of all, after the fairly quick rendering of the grass, it only took about 5 minutes to accomplish. I actually went ahead and rendered a few different versions of the grass file, which I now have in my texture files and I can quickly pull them out for future projects, speeding up the process even more. I realize that you could only use this process if you understood Photoshop a bit, but still hopes it helps! Diane
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The landscape itself has a very nice feel to it. A little adjustment to the "behind the camera" image to improve the window reflection, would be less distracting. A for the lawn, I know I sound like a broken record but for a scene like this, since you are experimenting, try this:
It's easy. https://supodiumforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/grass-texture-8390158?pid=1294631200 It makes for a great lawn. It is one texture file. You can get away with just the rendering but if you want, you can photo shop the edges to get a better lawn edge. You can keep your ground plane completely flat to make it easier to model. __________________ "adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -Ralph Waldo Emerson