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Old 08-03-2003, 06:22 AM   #1
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What would be the easiest way to create a realistic blade of grass?

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Old 08-03-2003, 06:52 AM   #2
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Depends on how close you want to get. If it's to be the central piece of your image, I'd create it using polygons or whatever. If you just want a field of grass in the background or something, you can use Paint FX.
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Old 08-03-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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mshoward, im not sure exactly how you would do this.. but first off this is what i did in 3dsmax to get great results, like the image attatched. Anyways, i would model a simple strand of grass that consists of 3 polygons (all triangles). Then just model a curved grass strand, and then create a wavy ground... i then just scaled the one grass thread, duplicated it 2 times.. and made each different strand a different shade of green. I just did some kinda batch duplicate in Max.. which made tons of copies over the page... it gives wonderful results.
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That'll work M! But like mtmckinley said depends on where it is in your scene. Depending on that do hat he said!
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