$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.
The largest in Ukraine international exhibition of interactive entertainment WEGAME will take place in Kiev on the 10-11th of September, 2016. Everybody who loves virtual worlds and electronic entertainment is already buying a ticket!
WEGAME is a real paradise for a videogame fan! You will be able to see and play the latest computer and console games, hold the highly expected mobile devices, talk to real developers and attend presentations of all those projects that make gamers lose their sleep and suffer from impatience. WEGAME is the best of the best! Here you will find the most powerful presentations, the most engaging contests, the most beautiful female promoters, the most intense tournaments, the coolest prizes and everything that melts the heart of any interactive entertainment lover!
For the first time ever in Ukraine the latest offers from leading national and foreign companies will be presented at WEGAME exhibition. Take the chance to see, touch and play the main projects of gaming industry long before they will be available for end users! What is the point of watching trailers on YouTube if you can visit the exhibition and play?
WEGAME guests will be able to immerse into virtual reality with the help of newest headsets, attend a splendid presentation of console innovations, visit show cases, where they will have an opportunity to try the latest computer developments and mobile devices!
Within the frame of WEGAME e-sports fans personally will be able to watch the competition between their favourite national and foreign Premier League teams. The luckiest and the most persistent ones will be able to talk to people who made a name for themselves in the world of pro-gaming, and to get some pieces of advice as well as master classes from “stars”.
Exhibition guests will be able to buy the newest games, gamepads, professional gaming mice and other equipment that is important for every player at special prices! Pop culture fans will have a possibility to buy souvenirs, statues of their favourite film and game heroes, and many other things as well – nobody will leave WEGAME with empty hands!
Cosplay fans, masters of transfiguration and those who can distinguish Gul’dan and Artanis will be able to show themselves off and to see other people’s talents. Within the special programme WEGAME invites all cosplayers to present their favourite characters and best works among like-minded group of people.
Don’t miss! Exhibition will be held in ACCO International, on the 10-11th of September, 2016. It’s the main event in the gaming world. Come to see it, and you won’t regret!
Just right now you can find out about the preparations being made for the event and share your impressions at their website.