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Creating Realistic Grass in Blender


Jonathan Lampel, the artist behind the amazing 'Cabin in the Woods' presents a tutorial on realistic grass on Blender Cookie.

Jonathan writes:

This blender tutorial is meant to teach you how to create and add grass to whatever scene you need, by showing you a simple and fast technique.

A few things to note before starting:

This tutorial is going to be using Cycles, but you could take the technique to Blender Internal if you wanted, but you will not be able to follow along exactly while creating the materials. Personally, I just find Cycles easier and faster for a realistic result.

Adding any kind of grass to a scene takes a lot of computer power. I will show you some tricks to save memory and render time, but there is no way around the fact that grass needs to be very dense in order to look good.



  • Elia Nicolin

    That is awesome!

  • WeezY87

    Hell YEAH...:)

  • JonathanL

    Haha, I didn't think Blender Cookie tutorials were posted on Blender Nation, but I feel honored that you thought it was that good ;)

    • Bart

      I absolutely do, just not all of them, or I'd get flooded ;-)

  • DramaKing

    Cabin in the Woods was a fantastic render. I've done grass in Cycles before, but this could be a good refresher, especially since I watched a subpar tutorial before. I find it interesting also that the title of this post is the same as one from a few years ago (at least).

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