Deep Grass

by NM-8 in Surfacing


Deepgrass is your archive for grass-, meadow-, lawn-, bushes- surfaceshaders for landscapes.

It uses heavy math to calculate fences of grass on a flat surface. This way grassblades stand upright along the global z axis, even when the landscape-mesh is seen from the side.
A set of hires textures come with the pack to enable closeups and total shots of landscapes.
no Particles, no addon, you only need this shader.

save RAM, save rendertime, save money.
Shading a lowpoly surface instead of millions of individual blades is now possible. Several hundred nodes shrink the memory down to two textures, and speed up render times.
This is perfect for architecture rendering and envionment design, walkthrough animations and all applications where you need grass but wont fly through it like a bug, but rather stay above the grass tips.

  • easy to setup
    simple parameters give you control

  • easy to adapt
    Textures are easily modified and can be swapped quickly

  • fast rendering
    shading two textures is much faster than shading millions of different grassblades.
wheres the downside?
There is none for a camera above the surface.
You may want to intersect objects into the meadow, so that they are partially covered by grass.
Then simply use a transparent grass-layer on top of your landscape surface.
you can stack them to add more variance.
This mapping technique is unique and developed especially for shading a meadow and grass.

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About the Creator: 

I am 3D artist in the advertising & television industry for 25 years.

While working on projects and teaching animation at design college since 1998, i studied physics at the university of vienna.
That equipped me with a solid toolset of math to use in 3D workflows.

I started programming Blender addons and noding vector operations into shaders around 2012.
I love how Blender and Cycles offer a lot of opportunities to speed up rendering and fake depth into surfaces in many ways.

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Published almost 5 years ago
Blender Version 2.7x, 2.77, 2.78, 2.79, 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
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