View Full Version : How do you create Grass and rocks in lightwave?

04-05-2007, 06:42 AM
Hi guys, i'm making a scene for my assignemnt and i'm a new user to lightwave, my scene is a dirt road and some dry/dead grasses,
can you guys please teach me how to create realistic looking grass and rocks in lightwave? advance thanks!

04-05-2007, 06:47 AM
if it is possible, can you post the tutorials online with pictures/diagram? thanks

04-05-2007, 07:55 AM
Try Googling "Lightwave tutorials +landscape" first and see what that gets you. There are a MILLION easy-to-find tutorials out there on this topic.

04-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Here are a couple old scenes of mine to download and pick apart for the grass.

The first uses guide chains of two-point polys to create tall grass that sways and moves (the 'long hair' method of Sas-lite):

http://jeremy.lwidof.net/downloads/grass-sm.jpg (http://jeremy.lwidof.net/downloads/grass.jpg)

The second has no movement and is done using the 'short hair' method of Sas-lite:

http://jeremy.lwidof.net/downloads/grassy_hill_web_sm.jpg (http://jeremy.lwidof.net/downloads/grassy_hill_web.jpg)

04-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Thanks guys, especially jerermy for that fatastic grass, but it's way too long and green, i'm looking for short yellow-ish dry grass for my scene(dirt road), what is Sas-lite? if you don't mind me asking, can u teach me how to make those grass or know any tutorials for that? thanks in advance!

04-05-2007, 09:30 AM
Here are some helpful tips!
Read the manual. I gave you the term. "Sas-lite" or "SasLite" or something like that. It's the lite version of worley's Sasquatch plugin, and it's shipped with LW since 7.0.
After you read the manual, you'll have all the knowledge you need to change the length and color in the grass in my files. ;)
After you read the manual, you'll better understand this tutorial (http://www.nullspot.com/html/saslite.html) and can make your own grass any length and color you want.
Then, and only then, begin to venture into other tutorials here (http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/landscapes.htm#Land).

:D It's a good rule of thumb to always start with the manual, and if help is given, go back to the manual with your new information to better search for what you're looking for.

04-05-2007, 09:31 AM
You can look in the manual for sas-lite. There should also be some examples in the content folder.

04-05-2007, 01:09 PM
For rocks, use hypervoxels. Play with some of the presets for a start.