How to render grass?

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seapanda
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How to render grass?

Post by seapanda » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:42 am

Is there any quick instruction or tutorial on rendering the texture of grass?

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Re: How to render grass?

Post by Fletch » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Displacement does not exist in Twilight Render V2, so you can only place a nice grass texture onto the grassy surface of your model and perhaps apply a nice bump map texture to it. Try a very flat material template, not shiny. Try Paint>Flat Set bump no stronger than 1 at first, never go above 5 bump strength.

Twilight Render works with scattering grass components. Render using Unbiased Render Settings such as Easy 08 or Easy 09 when rendering with many vegetation components in a scene, such as grass or trees or bushes or flowers.

Create a grass component with a few grass leaves and copy/spread them on the lawn. Using Twilight's Proxy tool you will save a lot of geometry in the SketchUp scene.

Scatter a few grass components you create using a plugin such as the Fur plugin or the Component Spray Tool plugin - both available at the SketchUcation forum.

Or the easiest is to use Skatter plugin.
Subject: Create a Lush Grass Lawn with Skatter Plugin #Skatter
Subject: Garden @ Night
mikeantonissen wrote: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:08 pm Thx :D the grass is from skatter. Little bit ajusted from the standerd one but no much. Looks very good in spherical render.

https://getskatter.com/



Twilight Pro users also have access to our components library which includes grass components for your use in scattering using any of several tools or plugins for SketchUp.

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