Off Topic / Useing transparent grass makes for better ground cover

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Posted: 25th May 2020 18:05 Edited at: 25th May 2020 18:47
I have found that making grasses transparent makes the grass used in GG less noticeable that it is made up of multiple images in a defined pattern. (Helps mask the image edges). Grass can be made transparent using paint.net. If you view the video full screen you can see how the transparent grass helps soften the transitions between the tree base and the ground.



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Posted: 30th May 2020 00:24
video showing a different transparent grass and bush using game guru MAX.
Map created in GG classic rendered in ggMAX



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Posted: 11th Jun 2020 22:51 Edited at: 13th Jun 2020 18:24
Still looking at ggMax for things that might need to be improved along the way. I have noticed the lack of proper rendering inside of buildings, it don't represent lifelike lighting. Shading and shadows will need some work. There is lot to like though about most of the current features.

Just taking a look at custom entities for now...
The attachments below are from GG Classic, illustrates how the transparent grass/ground cover help transition the tree bases with the terrain.
Also shows a few new trees. Plus decent shadows and shading on the buildings and terrain. Check it out ....



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Posted: 24th Jun 2020 00:00
Screen shots that show how semi transparent ground cover helps meld the entities together at ground level.
The attachments also show several new tree I have been working on.
Let me know if there is any interest.

Also need to know from any MOD if is this is the wrong area to post...


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Posted: 12th Jul 2020 00:32 Edited at: 12th Jul 2020 00:35
New trees

Question: why are we still stuck with only being able to attach images in the post EDIT mode...


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