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Realistic Grass in Maya

By Isidro Fernández Calderón
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Date Added: 30th December 2010
Software used:
Maya

Here are some renders using different Opacity values

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Checker texture (repeat u=3, v=).

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The next setting is for illumination, which changes the way light affects the grass. We can either use the scene's lighting or override it with a custom setting. I will not go too deep into this option because I will be working with scene lighting (the "Use Real Lights" option), but you can manipulate settings like translucence and specular reflections if you like.

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But what does "Lighting Based Width" do?  Let's experiment with using values of 0, 0.5, and 0.8.

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Lighting Based Width = 0

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Lighting Based Width = 0.5

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Lighting Based Width = 0.8


I am now satisfied with the colors of the grass, so here is the final texture.

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(ID: 86183, pid: 0) Manju on Mon, 13 February 2012 12:45am
Very self explanatory..thanks
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