View Full Version : Fast rendering Forest (close up)

06-07-2005, 03:52 PM
I need a way to make a fast good looking thick forest that I can get relatively close to (10-15m) and still look decent.

Is a 9000 polygon tree to many if I need at least 100 in my scene?


06-07-2005, 05:32 PM
If you had to have a few dozen trees the number of poly's might be a problem. A few would be okay with lower res trees in the distance if needed.

Also, there is a plugin that is available called HD_Instance [ do a search on Flay at http://www.flay.com ] which creates copies of an object for as many copies as you need. It uses one point poly's to create the duplicates. The plugin is around $175 but has the advantage of the clones not increasing your poly count.