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Creating Custom Snowflakes

  • Software:Unity 2017  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    1. Create a custom snowflake texture.
  • 2
    2. Add variety to alpha, size, and velocity of particles.
  • 3
    3. 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. 


To submit your exercise provide a link to your video submissions showing the snow particle system.