Color Changes Everything
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5 hours ago

$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.

by Lee Stojkovic
6 hours ago

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.

Color Changes Everything
14 May, 2016

Nexus Mods user taprosoft has recently uploaded a very interesting mod for Skyrim, which does only one little thing with the acclaimed game: it changes the branch textures of the aspen trees. This allows to achieve an absolutely incredible look. The game looks much more realistic, very crisp and just begs for you to on on an adventure. There’s a whole bunch of other mods running in this version of the game (you can find the full list in the description to this video).



Be sure to check it out and if you want to get your second chance with Skyrim, please install it. This little fix shows that you can change the whole way your game looks if you find the right way to influence the design of even one tiny element.




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Mod it till it crashes!