Beautiful, photo-realistic grass in under a minute
Creating grass in Blender is a pain. You know you need it for your scene, but you put it off because you know how long it will take. Finding the right tutorial, tweaking settings, rendering, tweaking and re-rendering takes hours, and IT’S PAINFUL.
But worst of all? Even after fiddling with all particle settings, and spending way longer on it than you intended, you usually end up with something that looks closer to cheap astro-turf than grass.
The good news is though, you’re not insane. Blender’s particle strands just simply isn’t suited for grass.
Why Blender’s Strands aren’t suitable for Grass
Blender’s strands are long and singular, which makes them great for hair and fur which is consistent; but grass is wayyyy more complex. It’s got sprouts, seeds, color variations, skinny parts, fat parts and flat leaves just to name a few.
Once you look carefully at a real sprout of grass, it’s easy to see why Blender’s particle strands always fall short.
That’s why we created The Grass Essentials… a way to have real grass in your scenes.
Introducing… The Grass Essentials
The Grass Essentials is a pack of grass models and particle systems, that you can quickly import to any scene to have beautiful grass.
There are 15 Species of Grass, with up to 49 model variations for each. A total of 471 grass models for the most photorealistic scenes available.
Faster Rendering with Less Memory Consumption
Physically modelled grass actually renders faster and uses less memory than normal strand renders do.
That means you get superior results AND faster renders.
And with less memory consumption you can now render complex outdoor scenes on your graphics card with less a chance of Blender crashing!
Customizable to get the look you want
Each grass species come with a set of easy to use controls for quickly adding dead patches, or changing the life of the grass. So leave the technical details to us, so you can focus on the art :)
How it Works
Using the Grass Essentials is as simple as importing the grass species you want, and adding that Particle System to your scene.
Weeds: The missing ingredient
In the real world, almost every field of grass contains weeds. Even the most carefully manicured lawns often contain dozens of weeds growing beneath the surface!
But in CG, almost no one bothers to add weeds! Why? Because they’re a pain to make: Hundreds of species, dozens of variations within each species and no knowledge of what weeds to even make.
That’s why The Grass Essentials include a bonus weed pack containing 15 species of the most common types of weeds found in gardens around the world.
They’re built for Blender and optimized for fast rendering with Cycles, ensuring that your scene looks great without costing excessive amounts of render time.
Get the most from The Grass Essentials with included training videos on how to get great looking grass in your scene.
Included training videos:
- How to Use The Grass Essentials – Quick walkthrough on adding grass and weeds into your scene
- Advanced Grass Tips with Rob Garlington – Expert advice on getting even more realistic grass scenes
- Making a Grass Lawn – A complete tutorial on creating a backyard lawn scene, with grass, weeds and leaves.
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