Creating Custom Snowflakes
Rules of the Exercise
11. Create a custom snowflake texture.
22. Add variety to alpha, size, and velocity of particles.
33. Use the collision module for particle collisions with the environment.
Create a Snow Flurry
Now that we have an understanding of how we can layer our snow effects together to create a variety of weather FX for a cold environment, we can now build our own custom snow effects. The individual snowflakes will almost always look better, but comes at a performance cost. That being said we can work with a much smaller and simpler scene so that we can focus on more particles with more erratic and realistic motion. Snow is a particle effect that can be quite fun to create and with a little attention to detail can look quite realistic and add just a bit more life into your environments.