$16 for a *very* non-performant material? If this was intended for use in high-detail scenes, not meant for gameplay, one would generally just use a flipbook animation, or looping HD video texture (both of which are higher quality and available for free all over). I love options, but c'mon, that's pretty steep. $5, maybe. And you can loop in materials, using custom HLSL nodes. Also, there are better ways of doing this, all around. Somewhere on the forums, Ryan Brucks (of Epic fame) himself touched on this. I've personally been working on a cool water material (not "material blueprint", thankyouverymuch) and utility functions, and am close to the quality achieved here, sitting at ~180 instructions with everything "turned on". The kicker? It's pure procedural. No textures are needed. So this is cool, no doubt about that. In my humble opinion though, it's not "good". It doesn't run fast, and it's more complicated than it needs to be.
Lee is right - you can use a gradient effect when you vertex paint in your chosen 3d modelling platform (I've done it in max), meaning the wind effect shifts from nothing to maximum along the length of the leaf/branch/whatever.
I'm fairly certain you can vertex paint the bottoms of the foliage and control the movement using vertex colors along with the wind node. I did this in an earlier project and was able to create a scene with grass that moved less and less as it went down until stationary. I created the grass and painted the vertexes black to red (bottom to top) in Maya.
A freelance game designer Dan Rožański has released a newpack for Zbrush, Substance Designer, Mudbox, Quixel and 3D-Coat users. The new set features 43 various brushes and alpha masks that will help you deal with different rocks, surfaces, and other 3D details.
All brushes and alpha masks were originally created for AAAGames s.r.o. and were released for sale.
All alpha masks are in 2048 resolution in PSD and TIFF formats and compressed as RAR file which gives the best result of compression. Alpha masks were tested in Zbrush, Substance Designer, Mudbox, 3DCoat but can be used for Quixel etc.
This pack includes three types of licenses: personal, indie and studio.
Repacking or reselling by other persons are not allowed.
You can learn more here.