I'm learning how to make grass for a project I'm working on using jlampel 's course at https://cgcookie.com/course/creating-grass-in-blender . I was so proud of the results I wanted to show what I had so far and get some feedback for what I could improve on. I think it looks great for a start! I literally went outside and picked some grass and buttercups to use as a reference. It's made of hair particles for the shorter grass, and a combination of mesh grass shoots and some clumps of those shoots for the longer ones. There are also longer pieces of grass and some darker more reed-like ones that are difficult to spot, but I'm working on that!
I've been using blender for years, but I only started to truly learn how it and how CG work in general around a year ago, so I consider myself relatively new at CG. I started CG cookie a couple of months ago during quarantine so I could get some formal training rather than relying solely on YouTube.
There are a few improvements I'd like to make before I'm done. For example, where I live, there's a lot of moss in our grass. I still have to add that. I also have to tweak the dead grass, and add more flowers, and tone down the world lighting a bit, and as I mentioned above tweak the longer pieces of grass and the reed-like grass, but other than that I'm already pretty happy with how it looks!
I'd like to see how can I improve on it? I'd like some feedback because I'm still relatively new and would like to make sure I really understand what I'm doing, and the best way to approach it. Thanks!
The images are posted in order of time. The last one is the current version of my grass.
- Status: Work in Progress