@Tristan: I studied computergrafics for 5 years. I'm making 3D art now since about half a year fulltime, but I had some experience before that. Its hard to focus on one thing, it took me half a year to understand most of the vegetation creation pipelines. For speeding up your workflow maybe spend a bit time with the megascans library. Making 3D vegetation starts from going outside for photoscanns to profiling your assets. Start with one thing and master this. @Maxime: The difference between my technique and Z-passing on distant objects is quiet the same. (- the higher vertex count) I would start using this at about 10-15m+. In this inner radius you are using (mostly high) cascaded shadows, the less the shader complexety in this areas, the less the shader instructions. When I started this project, the polycount was a bit to high. Now I found the best balance between a "lowpoly" mesh and the less possible overdraw. The conclusion of this technique is easily using a slightly higher vertex count on the mesh for reducing the quad overdraw and shader complexity. In matters visual quality a "high poly" plant will allways look better than a blade of grass on a plane.
Is this not like gear VR or anything else
Sébastien Levieux has recently released a new ZBrush pack with cool brushes that will help you sculpt realistic fabrics.
These three brushes will let you recreate nice-looking silk details, for example. Sure, you can do something like that manually, but why would you want to waste on repetitive tasks?
“Just buy and download it! Make sure you have enough subdivides in your tools. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Gumroad Chanel,” added the artist.
Make sure to check out the artist’s portfolio with more brushes and other works.