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    I just tried to purchase the assets but the PayPal link isn't working. Had that issue with XFrog as well.
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    think you'd have to contact PayPal,

    seems the problem is with them, since both sites won't work.

    [guessing though]
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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Itīs just modelled with fiberfx module in modeler, which turns it to polygons once dropped, so it isnīt the layout fiberfx direct fiber rendering if thatīs what you thought.

    In modeler you increase fiber sides sides, set random length, perhaps some gravity and increase edge quantity so any curved or bend blade look smooth.

    but you can just model one blade or two and distribute.

    So what you see is just instanced polygon patches in layout that is rendered, not a fiberfx render.
    --------------------------------------->> great Thank you for answering my question on ffx !

    Since we are on this subject JPierce workflow on C4D / Octane >>

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    think you'd have to contact PayPal,

    seems the problem is with them, since both sites won't work.

    [guessing though]
    Nah, got it sorted out. Ad Blocker.

    Going through the assets now in fact.
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    Ad Blocker? Wow, wouldn't have thought it was due to that.  
    Good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    Ad Blocker? Wow, wouldn't have thought it was due to that.  
    Good to know.
    Ya, as I've a number of other sites I purchase from that I never even think about it.

    BTW, conversion of these has been extremely easy. For any given fbx set, there may be 20-30 plant variations, but there are really only 3 maps to deal with. There's a med rez variation and an old version of the color. I couldn't use the OD Tool in automagic mode due to the maps naming, but it's pretty easy to paste in three maps. After that, I do some tweeks such as add an invert node off the color luma for roughness, turn up the Normal value to 100%, set the object to double sided and Thin so Translucency works. Once I got the first plant looking proper, just copy & paste to all surfaces. Bang, a whole patch of weeds or whatever.
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    Nice, thanks for the tips!  

    i've been looking at Blender Grass Essentials also. Not sure if i'll get that one, or this one. OR both.  

    er shall see.
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    Ya. Daz is like that. Put something on the wish list mostly for future reference and then JEEZ! they're dangling a 60% off at me. Ya, well, I could make that on my own, maybe, but not in less than two weeks & certainly not for $13.47 or such!

    Getting back to the grass though, wish this collection had be around 6 months ago, but so it goes. I might re-re-visit my Western town but here's where I last left it with instanced items:

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    Grass is one of the first things I did with instancing. I modeled a small patch of grass. Maybe 1' x 1' and instanced that but also used a grass texture under it to fill in the gaps. I was under the impression that instances add no render time but honestly I barely see a difference.
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    in regards to Graswald vs Grass Essentials >

    https://blenderartists.org/t/graswald/678219/253


    Graswald is the way.
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    Seems we have been entering a phase of no need too create by your own-use pre-made real life assets.
    Why model humans when we can get more realistic scans, while model rocks and stones or grass when we can have real ones in there, it sort of avoids the job of making things..which requires a lot of skills for a certain asset, and takes a lot of time..and in the end not as realistic as a scanned version, so unless it is a skill verification for something the industry do not really need..and when prices are low enough, just buy the darn things and put the scene together.


    Humans we got scanned, stones, rockīs and gras, megascans etc.
    Monsters and cars will still rely on somone modeling it perhaps

    Next input for Lightwave will be an audio recognizable button..recognizing make a car/type lambourghini, then lightwave will start browsing image references online for cars of that type and the algorithms kicks in and start to model the car by itself.

    But initial starting ref will probably, make a duck..I am sure someone can write a modeling tool which does create a duck based on some reference images.

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    Lightwave had that awesome eagle in a barrel plugin so long ago. Cutting edge! ;- )
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    Seems we have been entering a phase of no need too create by your own-use pre-made real life assets.
    Why model humans when we can get more realistic scans, while model rocks and stones or grass when we can have real ones in there, it sort of avoids the job of making things..which requires a lot of skills for a certain asset, and takes a lot of time..and in the end not as realistic as a scanned version, so unless it is a skill verification for something the industry do not really need..and when prices are low enough, just buy the darn things and put the scene together.
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    I am sure someone can write a modeling tool which does create a duck based on some reference images.
    It will come, sooner than you think.

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    to add... "Monkey see... Monkey do..."

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    There already is an AI powered "render button" based on a simple sketch:
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/1...dle-landscapes

    Ask nvidia to add ducks and monkeys and off you go...

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